Tour operator warns holidaymakers of ‘six drinks a day’ rule at Spanish all-inclusive resorts
Tour operator Thomas Cook has warned clients heading for Spain’s Balearic Islands this summer time that “all inclusive” not means “unlimited drinks”.
n a press release to holidaymakers, the corporate is highlighting a brand new rule imposed by the Balearic Government, which guidelines in style vacation hotspots Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca.
“Please be advised that a decree has been issued by the Balearic Government on a new restriction for all inclusive meal option,” the Thomas Cook message reads.
“There is a maximum of six alcoholic drinks per person per day that can be served and these drinks will be provided only during lunch and dinner (three each).”
The vacation firm sells packages to in style resorts together with Magaluf in Mallorca and Sant Antoni in Ibiza.
The measures are a part of a brand new “tourism law” handed by the area’s authorities in early February, geared toward attracting “quality tourism” solely.
Speaking in London in February, the islands’ tourism minister, Iago Negueruela, mentioned: “We want to put a stop to bad behaviour. From April to May this year we will increase the police presence in these areas and the number of inspectors. We will have zero tolerance for tourism excesses.”
Other particulars of the brand new tourism legislation embody no new inns being constructed for 4 years; enhancing tourism sustainability; the modernisation of pre-existing inns and resorts; and an finish to free bars, completely satisfied hours and drinks deal on the islands.
Travel affiliation Abta mentioned it “strongly helps” the brand new guidelines and is backing the Balearic authorities on its plans.
A spokesman mentioned: “Abta will proceed to interact with the Balearic Islands Government, Abta Members and different events, to encourage clear communication and alternate of data, as a way to guarantee holidaymakers travelling to inns within the designated areas get pleasure from a constructive buyer expertise.”
Bali has additionally hinted that it wish to rebrand and appeal to “quality tourism” solely, with one official mentioning backpackers as a gaggle the Indonesian island wish to see much less of.
Indonesia’s coordinating minister of maritime affairs and funding, Luhut Pandjaitan, instructed native press in September: “We will filter the tourists who visit. We do not want backpackers, so that Bali remains clean, and the tourists who come here are of quality.”
Although the minister later corrected his remarks, the nation’s tourism and inventive financial system minister, Sandiaga Uno, made related feedback two months later, saying Bali was championing a “personalise, customise, localise” method and “smaller, much, much smaller in size tourism”.
“We wish to enhance the variety of days that they’re spending in Indonesia, the size of keep.
“We wish to ensure that not solely a a lot better-quality spending but in addition the influence to setting. The 17 million plus numbers put a heavy tax on our surroundings. We’re shifting into high quality and sustainability sort of tourism,” mentioned Mr Uno.