Thomas Cook and other UK holiday packagers are warning customers that all-inclusive is not quite that at resorts in Spain's Balearic islands, including Mallorca and Ibiza. Drinks will be limited to meet local rules intended to curtail drunken partying that has long been a hallmark of the package deals.
Under rules from the Balearic government, packages are limited to six drinks a day—three at lunch and three at dinner. That doesn's stop partyers from buying and drinking more, but the thought is that they will do less of that when it is on their own dime.
The rules also place restrictions on party boats and pub crawls and address other behavior. The islands' tourism minister told press that “We want British tourists. We don’t want this type of tourism. British tourism is essential for our islands. We share with the British government the view that some images of British tourists are embarrassing."