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Balearic Islands to introduce drink limits

  • 06-05-2022 10:11pm
    Registered Users Posts: 11,869 ✭✭✭✭ Richard Hillman

    All booze promotions banned. No more booze cruises. 3 drink limit in Restaurants. 6 drinks max per day in all inclusive hotels.

    I reckon the residents had the greatest year of their lives in 2020. Things would have been a little livelier in 2021 and are dreading this summer. Obviously the drink/drug 18-30 market is quite lucrative but would it be really worth it when you can't enjoy your own home?


  • I'd love to know just how lucrative the drink and drug crowd are to anyone except drug dealers. Only real piss-up holiday I went on was 400 apiece for 2 weeks in an apartment including flights and transfers. Most nights were just pub to pub using all the get-you-in-the-door promos, got pissed pretty much every night for 20-30 quid. Considering the cut the Irish/British people getting us in the door would be getting it really seems like razor-thin margins and large volume is the only way to make money from it and as you ask OP, is it worth it?

  • Posts: 8,856 ✭✭✭ Zaiden Massive Swimmer

    This is all “optics” - nothing more. The reality will be different and anyway with only a few resorts it’s even less likely to be an issue for most travelling there.

  • Aye, it'll end up like Amsterdam not selling weed to foreigners. Remember that was definitely going to happen next year for about 10 **** years? 🤣

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,860 ✭✭✭ correct horse battery staple

    Bought flights and hotel first time in 20 years to Balearics

    because of this and no more Russians, looking forward to peaceful vacations now

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  • Registered Users Posts: 16,564 ✭✭✭✭ Donald Trump

    Load of Balearics

  • Registered Users Posts: 31,318 ✭✭✭✭ Princess Consuela Bananahammock

    Who's going to keep count of how many drinks people have had in the hotel (and how many hotels they've been to?)

    Do NOT ask me how I define the terms "man", "woman", "male" or "female" when you reply to this post. You know the answer and it's probably irrelevant to the discussion :)

  • I cant see how they will enforce it. If someone doesn't drink, they'll just order booze for their companions - with a bottle of water.

    And what about bottles of wine? Will it count as one drink? Or six?

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,360 ✭✭✭✭ elperello

    You can relax and drink as much as you like.

    The new rules only apply to inclusive deals.

    You can go into a bar/restaurant and drink your fill or go into a supermarket and bring the drink back to where you are staying and make a night of it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 50 ✭✭ Dollar Thief

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,177 ✭✭✭ Fandymo

  • Registered Users Posts: 791 ✭✭✭ Get Real

    Yes it's not the entire islands, just certain areas within them. It's also for all inclusive holidays only. 6 drinks a day max.

    If you're going down to a pub or restaurant outside the hotel, there's not some sort of 3 drink limit in place.

    If it's your thing, you'll still be able to drink way more than 3 drinks with a meal, or six drinks a day. You just won't be able to do it by staying at your hotel all day and taking advantage of the endless included drinks.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,798 ✭✭✭ goose2005

    Maybe the bar owners and the drug dealers are the same people? Vertical integration, beer is a loss leader and you make all your money on the oul' nieve.