By Euro Weekly News Media • 22 May 2015 • 11:41
THE new law put forward back in March by Calvia Council to regulate pub-crawling tours and tackle the wild-partying reputation of the infamous Magaluf area has been finally approved. The town council unanimously agreed to the proposal on Thursday (May 21).It has been conceived to strictly regulate pub-crawling tours, the sale of pub tickets in public streets and an increased police presence in the area to control and combat crowds of young tourists and excessive alcohol consumption in areas such as Punta Ballena and its surroundings. In addition, the practice of ‘balconing’ (jumping from a balcony to a pool or to another balcony) will be prosecuted with fines between €750 and €1,500.Both the mayor of Calvia, Manuel Onieva, and the spokesperson of the opposition socialist party, Alfonso Rodriguez Badal, stressed that the new modifications are the result of a consensus amongst hotel, business and pub owners, taxi drivers, and other workers related to the industry.It is expected that the new law will start being enforced by June 9.“This is a global project to promote a change in Magaluf’s tourism, which has to include a control on quality levels of all hotel establishments,” said Mr Rodriguez. He warned: “We are aware that it will be difficult to control ticket vendors and alcohol consumption in the streets.”
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