All Inclusive Holidays 2019

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canda
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All Inclusive Holidays 2019

Post by canda » January 17th, 2019, 12:43 pm

Whilst on holiday on the Island last year, a local told us that the Menorca Government was stopping hotels from including "free" drinks in their holiday packages from 2019. Apparently the local Bars and Restaurants are fed up with visitors going to their places to eat and drink, but having already enjoyed a lot of "refreshments" at the hotels. According to what the local told us, the proprietors are fed up with drunken antics and drunken adults supposedly looking after children. They feel it is unsafe. We have noticed an increase in the bars etc of blue/orange/red wrist bands over the last few years, and not just for Sky TV football matches! This does not bother us at all. We have never gone AI as we prefer the freedom of self catering. We just wondered if anyone else has heard of the Government's decision ?

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Re: All Inclusive Holidays 2019

Post by beachstroller » January 18th, 2019, 10:31 am

My understanding is on Majorca and Ibizia there was so much drunkeness at AI hotels Balearic Government wanted to limit drinks ( by law )

As regards Menorca they tend ( with no good reason/ doesn't not make sense on Menorca ) to implement Balearic Gov. law as is although they have leeway - witness Tourist Licences!

My impression is that Bar & Restauranters have been ignored for years on Menorca and that the good in resort atmosphere that was Menorca has been severly erroded due to AI . That said they were very lousy at organising themselves( too much infighting? ) . Also a long history on Menorca of Restauranters mentality of wanting as much from the few rather than bigger income from more visits at lower prices. Finally the very short Beach Season on Menorca ( essentially 5 months ) drives a lot of behaviours

You also have to accept that the Pound has been weak versus the Eur for a long time now making eating out more expensive even if the prices in Euro terms have not reason that much

AI has been a black cloud. Tourist board 'went with it/allowed TUI & co to shove it down their throats' when Turkey was prominent/Euro crisis...Massively killed off ( due to accomm. lic fiasco ) the Indepenet Traveller who spent at Restaurants so destroying what they had and now Turkey is back online and Brexit they will be feeling very hard times

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