BRIT holidaymakers in Mallorca were forced to sign “good behavior” pledges while police trained hotel staff on how to deal with drunk tourists.
Hoteliers are also hiring security guards to protect workers and forcing guests to sign a code of conduct prior to check-in.
The move comes as hospitality staff crack down on wasted tourists, saying recent measures to tackle their behavior have largely failed.
They also allege that cops are chronically underfunded and have trained them on how to deal with outlaw sunbathers so they can close their stations at night, according to the Olive Press.
Patricia Campomar, a lawyer representing a group of hoteliers, said Brits were seeking the sun and the party island more than before the pandemic.
She said the illegal sale of large ‘botellon’ on the streets, binge drinking and the sale of alcohol in unlicensed areas all contributed to the chaos engulfing parts of Mallorca.
The hotel owners of Palma de Mallorca said in a statement: “We have a similar occupancy rate as in 2019, but we have the same problem every year and the local authorities do nothing to solve this problem.”
The group said it was now ready to launch its own “safety plan” by training its staff on the latest measures.
Playa de Palma is a very popular summer spot for British and German holidaymakers.
Last year, the Balearic Islands Tourism Minister, Iago Negueruela, criticized what he called “abundance tourism” and vowed to eradicate it by introducing a new decree that would ban alcohol advertising and severely restrict its sale after 9.30pm.
The new decree will also ban the act of “balconying” – the term used in Spain for jumping into a swimming pool for a balcony.
Excessive alcohol consumption has long been a problem in the Balearics, so in January 2020 a new law was introduced to curb anti-social behavior in Playa de Palma, s’Arenal and Magaluf and Sant Antonio in Ibiza.
Under the new rules, “all-inclusive” holiday providers are only allowed to serve three free alcoholic drinks with lunch and three more with dinner, with “happy hour” offerings banned.
Anyone found flouting the rules could face a temporary closure, while bars selling alcohol after hours could face fines of up to tens of thousands of euros.
Hoteliers could also be found not to quickly kick out disruptive guests.
In Magaluf, police officers have already used elite police officers armed with guns to crack down on drunk holidaymakers.
The heavily armed group of elite officers have been called in to “guard tourists and fight crime” in Mallorca’s most popular party hotspots.
These include Palmanova, Santa Ponsa and Magaluf, which have already seen a number of serious incidents and deaths from balconing and drunken escapades.
About 30 members of the elite Civil Guard unit have been drafted from Valencia on mainland Spain for the summer season.
They are already patrolling beaches and streets, and even taking up positions on hotel rooftops to monitor a larger area.
UK holiday warning as Mallorca tourists forced to sign ‘commitment of good behavior’ while hotels press COPS to train staff