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.

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 7:48 pm
New laws in the Balearics are aimed at cracking down on pub crawls and binge drinking.
New laws in the Balearics are aimed at cracking down on pub crawls and binge drinking.

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:

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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.”