Thomas Cook warns holidaymakers of ‘six drinks a day’ rule at Spanish all-inclusive resorts

The tour operator Thomas Cook dinner has warned prospects heading for Spain’s Balearic Islands this summer season that “all inclusive” not means “limitless drinks”.

In an announcement to holidaymakers, the corporate is highlighting a brand new rule imposed by the Balearic Authorities, which guidelines well-liked vacation hotspots Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca.

“Please be suggested {that a} decree has been issued by the Balearic Authorities on a brand new restriction for all inclusive meal possibility,” the Thomas Cook dinner message reads.

“There’s a most of six alcoholic drinks per particular person per day that may be served and these drinks will probably be offered solely throughout lunch and dinner (three every).”

The vacation firm sells packages to well-liked resorts for Britons together with Magaluf in Mallorca and Sant Antoni in Ibiza.

It appears the times of consuming freely by the pool all through the afternoon are over – on the Balearics not less than.

It’s a part of a brand new “tourism legislation” handed by the area’s authorities in early February, geared toward attracting “high quality tourism” solely.

Talking in London in February, the islands’ tourism minister, Iago Negueruela, stated: “We wish British vacationers. We don’t need the sort of tourism. British tourism is important for our islands. We share with the British authorities the view that some photographs of British vacationers are embarrassing.

“We wish to put a cease to dangerous behaviour. From April to Could this yr we are going to enhance the police presence in these areas and the variety of inspectors. We could have zero tolerance for tourism excesses.”

Different particulars of the brand new tourism legislation embrace no new lodges being constructed for 4 years; bettering tourism sustainability; the modernisation of pre-existing lodges and resorts; and an finish to free bars, comfortable hours and drinks deal on the islands.

Journey affiliation Abta has stated it”strongly helps” the brand new guidelines and is backing the Balearic authorities on its plans.

A spokesman stated: “Abta will proceed to have interaction with the Balearic Islands Authorities, Abta Members and different events, to encourage clear communication and trade of knowledge, with a view to guarantee holidaymakers travelling to lodges within the designated areas take pleasure in a optimistic buyer expertise.”

The Indonesian island of Bali has additionally hinted that it want to rebrand and entice “high quality tourism” solely, with one official mentioning backpackers as a gaggle the island want to see much less of.

Indonesia’s coordinating minister of maritime affairs and funding, Luhut Pandjaitan, advised native press in September: “We’ll filter the vacationers who go to. We don’t need backpackers, in order that Bali stays clear, and the vacationers who come listed below are of high quality.”

Though the minister later corrected his remarks, the nation’s tourism and artistic economic system minister, Sandiaga Uno, made related feedback two months later, saying Bali was championing a “personalise, customise, localise” strategy and “smaller, a lot, a lot smaller in measurement tourism”.

“We wish to enhance the variety of days that they’re spending in Indonesia, the size of keep. We wish to be certain that not solely a a lot better-quality spending but additionally the affect to setting. The 17 million plus numbers put a heavy tax on our surroundings. We’re transferring into high quality and sustainability sort of tourism,” stated Mr Uno.

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