Big poll majority 'not put off' Balearic holidays by pub crawl curbs
Spanish resorts including Magaluf and Ibiza are cracking down on alcohol-fuelled holidays.
The regional government in Spain’s Balearic Islands has passed a law banning the organisation and promotion of pub crawls, and public promotion of alcohol sales with “open bars” and “happy hours”.
Some people prefer a hedonistic time abroad. So we asked in our Facebook poll: “Does this put you off going on holiday there?” At the time of writing a total of 15% had voted yes, but in contrast, a resounding 85% of you had said no.
Some of the comments we received included the following:
Richard Abbott-Brailey is all in favour of the new laws, saying: “The fewer drunken idiots there are vomiting and rolling in the streets, the better the holiday experience will be for others.”
Caz Rae said: “Brilliant idea, and about time. If I wanted to drink I'd do it at home.
"I go on holiday to relax and soak up the traditions and the culture of the country; not to see boards advertising drinks.”
Matthew Spears raised a separate point: “It’s the cap of six drinks per day in all inclusive hotels that will likely put a lot people off.”
Gary Ablett said: “Never been abroad, but if I did I’d love to do a pub crawl, so hopefully the ban gets overturned.”
Dave Calvert’s thoughts were: “No, We voted for Brexit. I'm not going to foreign places. Leave means leave.”