Spain's Magaluf and Ibiza crack down on alcohol-fuelled holidays

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The pioneering crackdown ends pub crawls, glad hours and two-for-one affordable drink offers, and additionally curbs celebration boats - with holidaymakers who ruin the principles going through £50,000 fines.

Composed associated with countries of Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera, the Balearic archipelago gotten nearly 14 million tourists in 2018.

The Balearic Islands have always been a magnet for young German and British tourists, who often drink heavily and enjoy rowdy late-night clubbing.

New measures created to stamp out drunken tourism in Irish holiday favourite Magaluf have been approved by regional government chiefs.

"This is the first law adopted in Europe which restricts the sale and promotion of alcohol in certain tourist areas", the regional government of the Balearic Islands which have always been a magnet for young German and British tourists, who often drink heavily and enjoy rowdy late-night clubbing.

It freezes new licenses for so-called "party boats" and prohibits them from taking over or unloading revelers in the three areas.

Hotels will also be forced to expel holidaymakers that leap from balconies, either onto other balconies or into the pool.

The law provides for fines of between 6,000 and 600,000 euros for violations of the new regulations.

Local papers first highlighted the regional government's plans to tackle drunken tourism with the new decree late past year.

The Balearic Islands are among Spain's most popular tourist destinations, with 13.8 million visitors in 2018, up from around 9m in 2009.

The regional government said the law is a novelty in Europe and that it's aimed at improving the quality of tourism on the islands and the wellbeing of both tourists and residents.

Balconing is now illegal and anyone caught taking part will be chucked out of their hotel and could face a hefty fine.

"We stop the "happy hours", risk behaviours and alcohol without limits in the areas most affected by [uncivilised] behaviour", it said, claiming to be the first European tourist destination to do so.

Council leaders were mounting a fightback to check out to scrub up the picture of accommodations like Magaluf because it used to be rocked through scandal in 2014 when a British holidaymaker used to be filmed acting intercourse acts on 24 males. Penalty 500 euros.' Another said: 'Wear no clothes on the street.

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