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Majorca to hit tourists with hefty fines for bad behaviour


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‌Majorca, one of Spain’s leading beach holiday destinations, could issue British tourists with 3,000 euro (£2,563) fines for bad behaviour this summer.

Speaking at a tourism fair this week, Palma’s mayor warned that the island was introducing tougher penalties for anti-social behaviour.

Jaime Martinez, mayor of Palma, said: “Playa de Palma says enough is enough”. A beach resort, Playa de Palma is one of Majorca’s top nightlife destinations.

The mayor warned there would be a zero tolerance policy on vandalism, street drinking and fights.

He added: “The same things we demand of our citizens, we demand of our visitors.”

However, Martinez said new rules might not be introduced in time for this summer’s holiday season.

He said that he expected there to be more police on the streets this summer, saying that “no one deserves to have to put up with (bad) behaviour every year”.

There have long been tensions between tourists and residents on the Balearic island, with drunk travellers regularly causing issues.

Although Majorca’s Magaluf resort used to be one of Europe’s most raucous party destinations, tourists now face controls on drinking.

The resort has banned all-you-can-drink deals as well as booze cruises and tourists are subject to drink limits at all-inclusive hotels.

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