Balearic Islands: Struggles With Anti-Social Tourism
Authorities in the Balearic Islands, home to the party resorts of Ibiza and Mallorca, have asked Spain and the European Union to ban alcohol on flights and in airports as they battle “anti-social tourism”.
The plea comes after recent, much-publicised reports of alcohol-fueled brawls and sexual antics on flights to an archipelago that attracts millions of visitors every year – with many flocking to resorts notorious for their sex and booze excess. The Balearic Islands have long been a magnet for visitors looking for sun and fun on a cheap budget, but some of its resorts have now become notorious for alcohol and other drug binges which have at times proved deadly.
We ask the central government and the European commission to ban the consumption of alcohol on flights and in airports,” said Pilar Carbonell, in charge of tourism for the local government of the Balearic Islands, according ot The Guardian.
The aim of the measure is to improve passenger security and also that of security forces in planes and airports in our islands, who are often faced with drunk passengers.”