The authorities of the Balearic Islands determined to ban the so-called ‘drinking tourism’ which represents visiting a rustic merely for alcohol consumption. Drinking excursions shall be banned within the busiest areas of Mallorca and Ibiza, particularly in Playa de Palma, Magaluf (Mallorca) and the West End of Sant Antoni (Ibiza).
The authorities of the Spanish islands have authorised a one-of-a-kind regulation in Europe, which goals to restrict alcohol consumption amongst guests, in addition to expel from accommodations these visitors who follow ‘balconing’, a time period used to explain the act of leaping right into a swimming pool from a balcony, one thing that resulted within the deaths of eight guests final 12 months.
The rule, which incorporates fines of as much as 60,000 euros, prohibits all promoting concerning alcohol consumption, alcohol journeys, open bars, joyful hours, promotions akin to ‘buy one, get one free’, and self-serve alcohol dispensers.
Boat events will even be restricted, and shops will cease promoting alcoholic drinks between 9:30 PM and eight:00 AM. The measure is legitimate for 5 years and shall be enforced instantly with the settlement amongst all municipalities and the lodge business.
A New Tourism Model
Iago Negueruela, Minister of Economic, Tourism and Employment of the Balearic Islands, mentioned that this regulation goals to battle overtourism, encourage civility and promote the islands as a top quality vacation spot. “We are committed to a sustainable tourism model and we want to improve the coexistence between tourists and locals,” mentioned the Minister.
The Balearic Islands are a highly regarded vacation spot in Spain, receiving roughly 13 million guests a 12 months, together with many younger Europeans, principally from Germany and the United Kingdom.
Cheap flights and inexpensive costs within the Spanish islands entice many younger folks yearly, who’ve brought on discomfort and pressure amongst locals as a result of dangerous conduct.
This new type of sustainable and respectful tourism is what the laws intend to attain, and steer away from a tourism mannequin that has affected each the Balearic Islands in addition to different fashionable locations akin to Barcelona.