WELL it has taken almost three weeks but the local authorities have finally got their act together over Magalluf and have decided to introduce a "good behaviour code of conduct" across the island, similar to the one which already exists in Palma and which is proving to be a success. Firstly, it gives the local authorities the necessary legal framework to act and deal with any problems which may arise in the resorts from street prostitution and vending to loud music from bars and restaurants. Also, tourists and residents alike will be urged to behave and if not they will face a fine. Not covering-up away from the beach areas can now cost you a fine or a warning in Palma and it appears that similar legislation is to be introduced island wide. The Spanish Government is also planning to continue with its plan to launch a "good behaviour on holiday campaign" in the British tabloids. It is clear that the recent happenings in Magalluf have shocked the Balearic Government into action. The message from the Balearic Government is clear;enough is enough, tourists are more than welcome to the Balearics but they must behave themselves and abide by local rules and regulations. The announcement yesterday comes after Chairman of the Melia Hotel Group, Gabriel Escarrer, (one of the pioneers of tourism to the Balearics) called for the end of "booze tourism" in Magalluf. I think that perhaps the summer season of 2014 marked a watershed for Magalluf. With just six weeks of the peak season left I think we are seeing the end of "everything goes in Maga".


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