The tour operator is warning holidaymakers about the “six drinks a day” rule at Spanish all-inclusive resorts

Tour operator Thomas Cook has warned customers heading to Spain’s Balearic Islands this summer that ‘all inclusive’ no longer means ‘unlimited drinks’.

In a statement to holidaymakers, the company is highlighting a new rule imposed by the Balearic government governing the popular holiday hotspots of Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca.

“Please note that the Balearic Islands government has issued a decree imposing a new restriction on all-inclusive meals,” Thomas Cook’s message said.

“A maximum of six alcoholic beverages can be served per person per day, and these beverages are only offered at lunch and dinner (three each).”

The holiday company sells packages to popular resorts such as Magaluf in Mallorca and Sant Antoni in Ibiza.

The measures are part of a new “tourism law” passed by the region’s government in early February, which aims to attract only “quality tourism”.

The islands’ tourism minister, Iago Negueruela, said in London in February: “We want to put a stop to bad behavior. From April to May this year we will increase the police presence in these areas and the number of inspectors. We will have zero tolerance for tourist excesses.”

Other details of the new tourism law include that no new hotels will be built for four years; improving the sustainability of tourism; the modernization of existing hotels and resorts; and an end to free bars, happy hour, and drink deals on the islands.

Travel association Abta said it “strongly” supports the new rules and backs the Balearic government in its plans.

A spokesperson said: “Abta will continue to work with the Balearic Government, Abta members and other parties to promote clear communication and information sharing to ensure holidaymakers traveling to hotels in the designated areas have a positive customer experience enjoy.”

Bali has also indicated that it only wants to rebrand and attract “quality tourism,” with one official mentioning backpackers as a group the Indonesian island would like to see less of.

Indonesia’s Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investments, Luhut Pandjaitan, told local press in September: “We will filter out the tourists who visit us. We don’t want backpackers so Bali stays clean and the tourists that come here are of quality.”

Although the minister later corrected his comments, the country’s tourism and creative industries minister, Sandiaga Uno, made a similar statement two months later, saying Bali takes a “personalization, customization, localization” approach and a “smaller, much, much smaller.” tourism”.

“We want to improve the number of days they spend in Indonesia and the length of stay.

“We want to ensure that not only is spending of a much better quality being made, but also the impact on the environment. The numbers of over 17 million put a heavy strain on our environment. We are moving towards quality and sustainable tourism,” said Mr. Uno. The tour operator is warning holidaymakers about the “six drinks a day” rule at Spanish all-inclusive resorts

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