The authorities of the Balearic Islands decided to ban the so-termed ‘drinking tourism’ which signifies viewing a nation just for liquor usage. Drinking excursions will be banned in the busiest regions of Mallorca and Ibiza, particularly in Playa de Palma, Magaluf (Mallorca) and the West Conclusion of Sant Antoni (Ibiza).
The authorities of the Spanish islands have approved a one particular-of-a-sort legislation in Europe, which aims to limit liquor usage amongst guests, as effectively as expel from lodges all those guests who practice ‘balconing’, a expression employed to explain the act of leaping into a swimming pool from a balcony, a thing that resulted in the deaths of 8 guests last year.
The rule, which features fines of up to 60,000 euros, prohibits all promoting relating to liquor usage, liquor journeys, open bars, satisfied hours, promotions these as ‘buy one particular, get one particular free’, and self-serve liquor dispensers.
Boat parties will also be limited, and retailers will prevent advertising alcoholic beverages amongst 9:thirty PM and 8:00 AM. The evaluate is legitimate for 5 several years and will be enforced right away with the arrangement amongst all municipalities and the resort sector.
A New Tourism Product
Iago Negueruela, Minister of Financial, Tourism and Work of the Balearic Islands, said that this regulation aims to struggle overtourism, encourage civility and advertise the islands as a excellent spot. “We are dedicated to a sustainable tourism design and we want to strengthen the coexistence amongst visitors and locals,” said the Minister.
The Balearic Islands are a really preferred spot in Spain, receiving about 13 million guests a year, such as a lot of youthful Europeans, primarily from Germany and the United Kingdom.
Inexpensive flights and reasonably priced price ranges in the Spanish islands appeal to a lot of youthful individuals just about every year, who have brought about pain and tension amongst locals owing to negative behavior.
This new type of sustainable and respectful tourism is what the polices intend to obtain, and steer absent from a tourism design that has impacted each the Balearic Islands as effectively as other preferred places these as Barcelona.