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Thomas Cook has issued a major warning to Brits ahead of their all-inclusive holidays – which will see tourists have their alcohol consumption capped in Spain.
It comes as the Government of Balearic Islands tries to crackdown on boozed-up Brits from causing mayhem after accessing unlimited drinks at resorts.
Many holidaymakers choose to book all-inclusive so they can day drink and continue their shenanigans into the night at party destinations.
But now, Brits will be restricted to just six drinks a day, which can only be accessed alongside their lunch and dinner – offering them a mere three drinks per meal.
The controversial rule has been enforced in Magaluf, Majorca, and some areas of Ibiza, causing upset to Brits who were expecting to drink by the pool.
Thomas Cook alerted their customers during updates to their package holidays.
The email read: "Please be advised that a decree has been issued by the Balearic Government on a new restriction for All Inclusive meal option.
"There is a maximum of six alcoholic drinks per person per day that can be served and these drinks will be provided only during lunch and dinner ( 3 each).
"Please be aware that Magalluf, El Arenal, Playa de Palma in Mallorca and Sant Antoni in Ibiza, there is new restriction on All Inclusive."
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The Balearic government has also put a stop to pub crawls, the sale of alcohol in shops between 9.30pm and 8am, and advertising party boats in some areas.
Balearic Islands Tourism minister Iago Negueruela previously said: “We want British tourists – we don't want this type of tourism.
“British tourism is essential for our islands. We share with the British government the view that some images of British tourists are embarrassing.
“We want to put a stop to bad behaviour. We will increase the police presence in these areas and the number of inspectors – we will have zero tolerance for tourism excesses.”
Thomas Cook told the Daily Star: "In certain areas of the Balearics there are some limitations on alcohol consumption.
"We want to ensure our customers are aware when they book."
And travel association ABTA said it “strongly supports initiatives that improve the health and safety of holidaymakers, as well as the welfare of local communities”.
The spokesman added: “ABTA will continue to engage with the Balearic Islands Government, ABTA Members and other parties, to encourage clear communication and exchange of information, in order to ensure holidaymakers travelling to hotels in the designated areas enjoy a positive customer experience.”
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