Spain holiday warning to Brits planning all-inclusive holidays over major booze crackdown

Majorca and Ibiza officials are increasingly concerned about the activities of boozed-up Brits and have introduced measures to combat bad behaviour

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Brits planning an all-inclusive holiday in Spain will face an alcohol consumption cap, it has been warned.

Majorca and Ibiza officials are increasingly concerned about the activities of boozed-up Brits and have introduced measures to combat bad behaviour.

Instead of being able to indulge in having alcohol on tap, holidaymakers will now face a six-drink-a-day limit.

Brits returning to the party resort strips in Spain may face unexpected drinking rules.
Brits returning to the party resort strips in Spain may face unexpected drinking rules.

Popular party destinations such as Ibiza, Majorca and Magaluf will have restrictions in place for tourists.

Holidaymakers are limited to three drinks with their lunch before a further three to accompany their evening meal.

Balearic Government chiefs are concerned about the image of their party resorts due to their reputation of booze-fuelled bad behaviour.

The new restrictions are part of a spate of rules designed to tackle disorderly behaviour.
The new restrictions are part of a spate of rules designed to tackle disorderly behaviour.

Thomas Cook have issued a warning to their customers in an email over the restrictions.

They said: "Please be advised that a decree has been issued by the Balearic Government on a new restriction for All Inclusive meal option.

"There is a maximum of six alcoholic drinks per person per day that can be served and these drinks will be provided only during lunch and dinner (three each).

"Please be aware that Magalluf, El Arenal, Playa de Palma in Majorca and Sant Antoni in Ibiza, there is new restriction on All Inclusive".

Officials have also imposed a ban on pub crawls, as well as the sale of alcohol in shops between 9.30pm and 8am.

Advertising party boats has also been banned in some areas.

Balearic Islands Tourism minister Iago Negueruela said previously: "We want British tourists - we don't want this type of tourism.

"British tourism is essential for our islands. We share with the British government the view that some images of British tourists are embarrassing. We want to put a stop to bad behaviour.

"We will increase the police presence in these areas and the number of inspectors - we will have zero tolerance for tourism excesses".

Travel association ABTA has also backed the cap, saying: "ABTA will continue to engage with the Balearic Islands Government, ABTA Members and other parties, to encourage clear communication and exchange of information, in order to ensure holidaymakers travelling to hotels in the designated areas enjoy a positive customer experience".