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 almost 700 people had voted, with 17% saying yes, 83% no. Some of the comments we received included the following.
Steven Thirlwell said: “They have only got themselves to blame for years of giving people cheap booze and letting people get away with outrageous behaviour that I’m also guilty of many years ago.
“The trouble is now it’s gone to a different level and they wished they hadn’t promoted it in the first place.”
Michael Mountain pointed out: “You can still do a pub crawl. Just not promoted as ‘BOGOF’ etc.”
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.”
Gary Ablett was less enthusiastic, saying: “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.”