Major warning to Brits planning Spain holidays as officials crackdown on booze


BRITS heading to Spain for an all-inclusive break have been warned that their alcohol consumption will be CAPPED.

It comes as officials in Majorca and Ibiza launched a crack down on booze-fuelled chaos and drunken behaviour.


Brits will only be allowed six drinks a day in all-inclusive resortsCredit: Getty

Holidaymakers will now be slapped with a six drinks a day limit instead of having alcohol on tap.

The regulations will affect tourists in the popular holiday hotspots of Magaluf, Mallorca and some areas of party island Ibiza.

Tourists can only have three free tipples at lunch and three with their evening meal.

Balearic Government chiefs say they want to improve the image of the party resorts which have a reputation for boozy and bad behaviour. 

Hotel owners are said to be worried and claim tourists are already shunning their establishments and opting for those outside the zones.

Travel agent titans Thomas Cook cautioned their customers in an email updating them on package holidays.

It read: “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 ( 3 each).

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

Budget airline EasyJet issued a similar warning back in January.

Balearic officials have also put the block on boozy pup crawls, the sale of alcohol in shops between 9.30pm and 8am and advertising party boats in some areas.

The law was brought in during 2020, but travel companies have echoed the rules as thousands of Brits book holidays to the Spanish islands.

Balearic Islands Tourism minister Iago Negueruela previously said: “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.”

Thomas Cook told the Daily Star: “In certain areas of the Balearics there are some limitations on alcohol consumption.

“We want to ensure our customers are aware when they book.”

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And travel association ABTA backed the drinks limit, saying it “strongly supports” the new rules.

A spokesman said: “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.”


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