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Holidaymakers in Magaluf warned to "respect the local culture"

Published 05/06/2015

Tourists on the Punta Ballena strip in Magaluf, Spain, as British holidaymakers heading to the resort have been told to
Tourists on the Punta Ballena strip in Magaluf, Spain, as British holidaymakers heading to the resort have been told to "respect the local culture" after new regulations designed to clamp down on antisocial behaviour. Alex Diaz/PA Wire.

British holidaymakers heading to the resort of Magaluf have been told to "respect the local culture" after new regulations designed to clamp down on antisocial behaviour.

Travel association ABTA issued the warning as Balearic authorities in Mallorca prepare to introduce a clampdown on nuisance behaviour and drinking.

The main new regulations include a ban on alcohol consumption in the street between 10pm and 8am, while those who urinate in public or swim naked in the sea can expect to be fined.

Nikki White, ABTA head of destinations and sustainability said: "ABTA and our members work closely with destinations to understand the impacts of any new regulations.

"We will work with our members to make sure that they and their customers are fully aware of the new regulations ahead of full enforcement coming in. ABTA encourages holidaymakers to respect the local culture and communities of the host destinations that they are visiting."

Under the new proposals there will also be drastic restrictions to the pub crawls which led to a British teenage girl performing sex acts on two dozen men at a Magaluf bar.

Organisers will be banned from promoting drinking and sex games in their publicity, and will only be allowed to stage one bar crawl per day between 8pm and midnight for a maximum of 20 people.

Meanwhile, shops will not be able to sell alcohol between midnight and 8am.

Nightclub owners, hoteliers, taxi firms and the police all gave their views on the regulations.

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