Tourism minister Bel Busquets with Calvia mayor Alfonso Rodríguez and other town hall representatives.

02-02-2018Govern balear

Calvia's mayor, Alfonso Rodríguez, has met the new tourism minister, Bel Busquets, and top of the agenda at the meeting was regulation of all-inclusive (AI) hotels.

The town hall has been calling for this since the current administration took office, and the mayor restated the proposal that there should be curbs on the amount of alcohol made available through AI packages. The mayor would like alcohol to only be offered at meal times. The government, which is due to reform the tourism law as it applies to AI, is likely to accept the proposal. This reform is scheduled for some time in the spring. A hope is that by restricting the amount of alcohol drunk in AI hotels there will be less "booze tourism".

There was also discussion of projects for which the town hall is seeking investment from the tourism ministry fund for accommodation places. These are for a remodelling of the Gran Via Puig in Santa Ponsa and the green areas on the calles Paris and Germans Pinzón in Palmanova. The total spend would be two million euros, of which the ministry would supply a half. Work on the projects, currently being drafted, should start after the end of this year's tourism season.


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derek / Hace over 2 years

I would like to see what would hsppen if sol hotels pull out of spain.. after all the money they have spent or upgrading hoteld


Daily Bulletin / Hace over 2 years

Craig, the law - if and when it comes in - could not apply to holidays that are already booked. The likelihood is that it would be effective from the start of 2019, though even that might create some problems with bookings.


Craig Pearson / Hace over 2 years

Just booked AI in Majorca for my wife and myself at the end of May will this new law be place by then? Or are they going to allow Holiday firms and hotels to make changes to their advertising before introducing these changes?


les / Hace over 2 years

Just stop the All inclusive all together, it never happened years ago and there were less drunks etc on the beaches and in the towns, there is no need for it, all it does is drag the resorts down, and puts people off of visiting.


M. Irving / Hace over 2 years

At last all inclusive regulation being proposed.Total all day soft drinks for children only, alcoholic for mealtimes only / or restricted to agreed number drinks per day ( not difficult in this high tec age) no hotel all inclusive drinks to leave the premises (this happens all day/every day in SantaPonsa) any infringements meaning client first being issued with a warning ,followed with removal of facility (removal of all inclusive bracelet and police/travel firm being informed.Time to stop yet another way some tourists ripping off the local economy and spoiling it for others


Steve, Palma Nova / Hace over 2 years

Wake up and ban all-inclusives full stop. As far as repairs to areas, start by resurfacing the Paseo del Mar through Palma Nova, - if they get any worse we'll need damn tractors to get down there. Also the kiddies park by Monroes restaurant is a total disaster, all the slabs lifting and the place becomes a quagmire after rains. Scandalous when you consider where the Eurotax payments are collected .....


jeff cooper / Hace over 2 years

if this law gets the green light does that mean the people who bought the all inclusive deal from the hotels will get a rebate as they are breaking the law by charging a deal for a product they are not supplying


Jason / Hace over 2 years

Get rid off them all together, the economy may just stand a chance after the disastrous rentals legislation!


S. / Hace over 2 years

I truly hope The Government reforms the All Inclusive policy, with Hotels, throughout the whole Islands Urbanisations. Eventually The Government will come to realise that the Hoteliers All Inclusive Tariffs are gradually destroying the Economy ,reducing Taxation revenues, causing many bars,restaurants and shops/locals to close. Losing jobs and suppliers. Yes I have said this several times, but realisation in Mallorca seems to take a very long time to occur.