One of the UK’s leading travel agents has warned holidaymakers hoping to sunbathe on a beach in Spain this year that a new alcohol rule is now in place. Thomas Cook has warned holidaymakers about the amount of free drinks included in their holiday package.
The holiday company said the new alcohol rule was in place for those flying on an all-inclusive holiday to Spain. It means Brits looking to book a boozy trip abroad will now be limited to six drinks as part of their package. The regulations affect those traveling to Magaluf, Mallorca and parts of Ibiza.
There are also new restrictions on the times tourists are allowed to have their six drinks. Holidaymakers can only be served three free drinks at lunch and three with their evening meal, BirminghamLive Reports.
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Travel agent Thomas Cook issued the warning to customers in an email informing them of the package holiday which read: “Please note that a decree has been issued by the Balearic Government on a new restriction for the all-inclusive meal option.
“There is a maximum of six alcoholic drinks per person per day that can be served and these drinks will only be provided during lunch and dinner (three each). Please note that Magalluf, El Arenal, Playa de Palma in Mallorca and Sant Antoni in Ibiza, there is a new restriction on All Inclusive.”
It comes as authorities in Mallorca and Ibiza have launched a crackdown on drunken behavior. The law was introduced in 2020, but travel agencies have echoed the rules as thousands of Britons book holidays to the Spanish islands.
A Thomas Cook spokesperson added: “In some parts of the Balearic Islands alcohol consumption is restricted. We want to make sure our customers are informed when they book.”
Travel association ABTA backed the drink limit, saying it “strongly supports” the new rules. A spokesperson said: “ABTA will continue to engage with the Government of the Balearic Islands, ABTA members and other parties, to encourage clear communication and information exchange, to ensure that vacationers traveling to hotels in designated areas enjoy a positive guest experience.”