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The days of free-flowing drinks on all-inclusive holidays are set to come to an end for tourists travelling to the Balearic Islands.
In a bid to crack down against 'uncivic tourism' and anti-social behaviour in holiday complexes in Majorca and Ibiza, the Balearic government have put together a raft of proposals set to go through.
The proposals, which are proving controversial for holiday-makers, are now in their final stages of drafting and, when set in place, aim to put an end to unlimited and free-flowing alcohol on all-inclusive holidays.
Any guest wanting a drink anywhere in a complex will have to request to be served by a waiter and they will even be required to pay if they are outside the dining room at lunch or during dinner.
There will be no free access to beers or alcoholic drinks in fridges and extra rules regarding guest capacities will be put in place too.
According to island newspaper Diario de Mallorca, all-inclusive holiday complexes will only get a licence to serve alcoholic drinks if their restaurant can deal with 70 percent of the punters at the same time when they're at full capacity.
It's reported this is all being implemented in a bid to cut down on crowds and queues.
As well as the alcohol proposal the Balearic Government are looking to be more environmentally friendly by cutting down the use of single-use plastics - such as cutlery and cups - in all-inclusive holiday complexes.
Currently the single-use plastics are popular among all-inclusive complexes in order to cut down on washing up, and for healthy and safety reasons, by the pool and on the beach.
Along with looking to be more environmentally friendly and waging war against 'uncivic tourism' it will also become mandatory for all-inclusive holiday complexes to register with the government - currently there are around 270 registered, but many more are believed to be thriving in the Balearic Islands.
However, all-inclusive hotels are reported to be on the decline in Majorca and Ibiza - at one point they counted for 22 percent of the accommodation offers, but this has dropped in more recent times.
These tough stances may prove controversial but haven't yet been formally presented for implementation.
This means holiday-makers heading to Majorca and Ibiza shouldn't worry about their all-inclusive privileges and unlimited booze at the bar - for this summer, at least.
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