Football shirts BANNED in new ‘drunk tourism’ dress code at Palma beach in Spain
Football shirts BANNED in the new ‘drunk tourism’ dress code at Palma beach in SpainCredit: Creative Commons
Football shirts, swimsuits and sleeveless t-shirts are among the clothing prohibited in the new drunken tourism dress code at the Spanish beach in Palma which has been endorsed by various restaurants.
The new ‘drunken tourist’ dress code for famous restaurants in Spain’s resort town of Palma will see football shirts and other classic tourist attire banned, as Diario Mallorca reported.
“The situation on public roads is worse today than in 2017, 2018 and 2019; we are already qualifying the season as lost in terms of controlling incivility,” said Juanmi Ferrer, CEO of Palma Beach.
“We need the support of the authorities because neither business owners nor residents can stop it.”
A new program called Smart Chic has seen eleven restaurants put up signs with QR codes, allowing customers to scan and see the mandatory dress code.
“Sleeveless t-shirts, swimsuits, costumes and accessories bought from street vendors are all prohibited. You also cannot enter with gold chains, glowing hats, football team clothing, or logos from other businesses that promote binge tourism. Ferrer explained.
According to Palma Beach businessman and manager Pedro Marín, it’s been more than a month since the beach “became what it used to be because of the street parties”.
While they acknowledge that law enforcement is going the “extra mile”, that is not enough to stem the “large groups of tourists who are just looking to get drunk on public roads, on the waterfront or even on the beach. ”
Ferrer explained that tourists tend to book very little in advance, stay three or four nights and spend around €30 or €40 a day, “usually on alcohol and cans of beer which they consume while drinking in the street “.
“They arrive in hotels in the morning and cannot even walk, they are completely drunk and even their companions leave them alone, lying on the sidewalk,” he explained.
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