Mallorca to fine tourists and bars €3,000 for breaking rules in new alcohol crackdown

Vacationers and bars in Mallorca could possibly be fined as much as €3,000 as a part of a brand new crackdown on alcohol consumption.

New guidelines will ban bars from “incitement to drink”, which means glad hour offers, two-for-one promotions and displaying alcohol on counter tops are all off the desk.

Holidaymakers, in the meantime, may be fined for delinquent behaviour or “inflicting a public nuisance”.


The principles solely apply to sure areas within the island’s capital, Palma: Cala Main, Middle, Paseo Maritimo and the complete Playa de Palma.

Ingesting outdoors can be prohibited in sure streets, with bars liable if persons are discovered flouting the principles. Al fresco boozing is banned on Carrer del Pare Bartomeu Salvà, Carrer del Llaüt and Carrer de les Canyes.

The ban comes into impact from 1 April 2019.

The transfer comes because the Balearic Islands mull whether or not to restrict alcohol served as a part of all-inclusive bundle holidays.

Bel Busquet, vice-president and Balearic Island minister for innovation, analysis and tourism, mentioned: “This proposed regulation will assist crack down on delinquent consuming and the related issues this brings.

“Whereas we would like guests to get pleasure from their holidays, we need to endorse accountable consuming.” 

UK journey commerce affiliation Abta known as the plans “misguided”.

“It targets the unsuitable market,” Abta’s director of locations and sustainability, Nikki White, instructed Travel Weekly. “Usually, all-inclusive prospects within the Balearics should not 22-year-olds, however households who respect the comfort and talent to manage budgets. Proscribing their selections could drive households elsewhere.”


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Tui, the UK’s greatest tour operator, additionally took subject with the concept. 

A spokesperson mentioned: “We’re open to participating with the authorities to sort out any points surrounding alcohol consumption and inappropriate behaviour. 

“We don’t, nevertheless, settle for that all-inclusive resorts are a part of the issue and the information we’ve seen doesn’t assist that suggestion.”

The regulation wouldn’t come into impact till at the least 2022.

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