COSTA BRAVA’s badly behaved tourists may find themselves thrown out of their hotels in a new move to find solutions to holidaymakers who are out of control.
The town council of Lloret de Mar has decided to pass local laws that will effectively kick problem visitors out of their hotel if they cause trouble. When guests check in to hotels they will be advised that they could be removed from the hotel if they don’t behave.
Additional laws already impose fines on anyone drinking in public or fighting or urinating in the street, with offenders having to pay as much as €3,500 for the privilege. While hotels are free to decide what kind of behaviour warrants eviction, they are now obliged to employ security to enable them to expel guests and hotel management have been advised to contact police if there are any incidents.
Attempts have been made by other Spanish resorts to deal with the increasingly bad behaviour of tourists. Mallorca’s Magaluf has introduced more policing, clamped down on alcohol sales late at night and increased fines for other disorderly offences. Barcelona has also been at the forefront of new measures to crackdown on unruly tourists and has limited tourist accommodation licences in an effort to control residential areas.