Mayor warns “We can’t change Magaluf overnight”

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MAYOR of Calvia, Manuel Onieva, appeared on Monday (May 4) at a press conference to warn that the new measures taken to regulate bar crawls in the area would take time to become established.
Together with representatives of local business associations, he explained that even though the changes were introduced on March 26, they could still be appealed until Thursday (May 7) and were expected to be approved on May 21, finally becoming operational on May 22.
“The modifications are the result of a consensus between all sectors involved,” said the Mayor. “We cannot expect to change it overnight, but progressively.”
The town council is to increase police presence during the night and businesses, bars and clubs associations have committed to launching informative campaigns to raise awareness amongst tourists.
In addition, hotels will also inform tourists about the new ban on drinking alcohol in public streets as well as the prohibition of “balconing” (jumping from a hotel balcony to the pool or from one balcony to another) which, the mayor explained, damaged the reputation of Magaluf tourism.

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