Hotel staff will receive police training to handle tourists in Mallorca, Spain
HOTELIERS in Playa de Palma must receive specialized police training to deal with unruly tourists as the island seeks to clamp down on bad behavior.
Under a new plan, tourists arriving in Palma will also be required to sign a code of conduct before checking in.
Hotel owners say they need to hire security guards as the aggressiveness of tourists increases.
“We have similar occupancy levels as in 2019, but like every year we have the same problem and the local authorities are not doing anything to solve this problem. That is why we have decided to launch our security plan” , Palma de Mallorca hoteliers said in a statement.
Playa de Palma is hugely popular with British and German tourists in the summer, and bookings have recently topped pre-pandemic levels.
Majorcan authorities have been keen to try to promote better behavior among visitors, having recently announced limits on the number of drinks customers can be served at specific restaurants and banning the promotion of happy hours and party boats.