Brit tourist angry he’s only allowed six drinks a day in all-inclusive Majorca holiday
A British tourist is unhappy he was only allowed six drinks a day on an all-inclusive holiday to Majorca.
Spanish officials have sparked outrage by enforcing a limit for alcoholic beverages for these types of breaks to crack down on anti-social behaviour.
The new law, which affects certain resort areas of the Balearic Islands, means that holidaymakers are forced to pay extra if they want more than three free alcoholic drinks per meal.
Jason Walker, 42, who visited Spain to celebrate his cousin’s birthday earlier this week, was left “angry” and “upset” by the rules.
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Jason, from Blackburn, paid £240 for his three-night trip with travel operator Love Holiday, which he assumed had entitled him to as much food and drink as he wanted.
But when the security officer arrived on the Mediterranean island, he was stunned to find out there were limits on his free booze.
Spanish officials first announced the new law in January, but it has caught out hundreds of British holiday-makers who are now arriving in the islands.
Jason is urging holidaymakers jetting off to similar Spanish resorts over the summer to check their small print or face incurring hefty drinks costs.
He said: “We only found out when we checked in and only budgeted so much because thought all our food and drink would be covered.
“We were very upset and angry.
"We’ve come as a family of eight to celebrate my cousin’s 40th and while we have still had a good time, we have incurred extra costs as a result.”
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Jason thinks holidays where a three drink per meal rule is in place are being mislabelled and shouldn't be branded as “all-inclusive”.
The new law states “alcoholic drinks will be limited to six per day” and is part of a package of measures designed to crack down on anti-social behaviour.
These are also believed to include bans on pub crawls, happy hours and two-for-one drinks offers, which are all being enforced by hefty fines.
Love Holidays, which sold the holiday to Jason, advised customers to always read the details of their hotel to ensure they were happy with the terms.
A spokesperson said: “We appreciate any and all feedback from our customers, and constantly review our processes to offer our customers the best experience possible.
“Unfortunately, on this occasion, the customer did not get in touch to raise the issue. As such, we have not had the opportunity to address the query with the customer.”
ABTA - the travel association said the rules have the potential to cause “confusion” among holidaymakers.