'Drastic action' demanded over Palma booze tourism

By Joe Gerrard Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:18 0
DAMAGING IMAGE’: Locals want ‘booze tourism’ curbed on the island DAMAGING IMAGE’: Locals want ‘booze tourism’ curbed on the island Flickr

RESIDENTS and businesses have demanded authorities in Palma take ´drastic´ action over drunken tourists before the start of the holiday season.

Local authorities passed measures to curb anti-social behaviour in the city in 2014 but these were struck down by the Balearic High Court in 2016. The court ruled local authorities had exceeded their legal powers when they passed the civic ordinance.

An association of residents and hotels now wants authorities to pass new measures that send a clear message to holidaymakers that ´booze tourism´ will not be tolerated in the town.

“Anti-social behaviour prevents peaceful coexistence between tourists and residents and damages the image of the area,” the group said.

Comments (0)

There are no comments posted here yet

Leave your comments

Posting comment as a guest. Sign up or login to your account.
0 Characters
Attachments (0 / 3)
Share Your Location

Poll of the Week

Do you agree with the Balearics’ decision to ban tourists from travelling to the islands in diesel or petrol cars?

New online edition graphic

Create Mallorca Alert

Do you want to be the first to receive our latest news from Mallorca? Subscribe here.

Latest Tweets

From IFTTT
Coach carrying around 50 passengers overturns in Spain - one seriously injured https://t.co/TELy9Is5lZ… https://t.co/EYHkLHgR0c
From IFTTT
BREAKING: Police declare ‘major incident’ in Leicester after 'blast' https://t.co/oC5E9gTcSu #EuropeanNews… https://t.co/O36zQIJF3l
From IFTTT
Thief steals four sex toys worth €40,000 from shop in Spain https://t.co/pM9tKBpBcD #EuropeanNews #EuroWeekly https://t.co/qWzZJ2qKo7
Follow Euro Weekly News on Twitter

Post Gallery

Petition to reverse ban on darts walk-on girls reaches almost 40,000 signatures

Spaniards outraged with The Times following ‘How To Be Spanish’ article

New pet protection laws in Spain after ‘years of waiting’

Expat's ‘heart-breaking’ death leaves dog rescue centre in Spain in crisis

MAGALUF BOOZE BAN: Mayor calls for limited alcohol in all-inclusive hotels

WATCH: Scaffolding ripped off building as storms hit Gibraltar and Spain

Spain's Costa Blanca is tops for UK airport's passengers

Three dead and one seriously injured in four-car  AP-7 crash

‘Kamikaze’ driver who caused fatal car crash in Mallorca was four times over the limit