Restaurant owners in Mallorca’s Playa de Palma resort, often referred to as the island’s party center, have imposed a ban on T-shirts, glow-in-the-dark hats and other items of clothing.
Many in the area are reportedly fed up with so-called “drunken tourism”, leading to calls for a stricter dress code across the board.
The decision by a group of resort owners to introduce a dress code will create inconvenience for many British holidaymakers who are planning a trip to the Spanish island this summer.
The list of prohibited items of clothing includes tank tops, swimming trunks, swimwear, any accessories purchased directly from street vendors. [like glow in the dark hats] and the aforementioned T-shirts, according to the Mirror.
A total of 11 restaurants will be implementing the new attraction rules, all of which are affiliated with the Palma Beach brand.
Upon arrival at said restaurants, customers will reportedly receive cross-references via QR codes that can verify dress code compliance.
However, despite the fact that the rules were put in place at the very beginning of this summer, many business leaders in the region are already wondering how effective a ban on violent and drunkenness will be.
Temperatures across Europe soared this month, with parts of Spain reaching scorching 40ºC, leaving many wondering why anyone would be willing to show up at resort restaurants in button-down shirts and trousers.
Drinking holidaymakers’ behavior has worsened in recent years, leading to drastic action by restaurant owners, according to Juanmi Ferrer, CEO of Palma Beach.
“The situation on public roads is now worse than in 2017, 2018 and 2019. We already consider the season lost in terms of controlling rudeness, ”he said recently.
“We need the support of the authorities, because neither business nor residents can prevent this.”
However, Ferrer adds that the measure is not hostile to British tourists, but is instead to try to “re-educate” people through “friendly ways of communicating”.
To that end, he argues that there will be some flexibility on certain items of clothing during the day, even if the “no-tolerance” policy remains in place at night.
Thousands of Britons visit Mallorca every year as tourism is vital to the island’s economy.
As for the drunken riots at the resort, worried hotel guests told the Spanish newspaper Diario de MaJorca that the police are unable to stop street parties or “large groups of tourists who only want to get drunk on public roads, on the front lines or even on the street.” beach’.
Pedro Marin, manager of Palm Beach, added that such tourists usually book very little in advance, stay three or four nights and spend about 30-40 euros per day: “Mostly on alcohol and cans of beer that they consume …