By staff reporter
Irish and British tourists hitting Magaluf pub crawls on their holidays are facing stricter regulations after the recent incident involving an 18-year-old Northern Ireland woman.
The Mayor of Calvia Manuel Onieva, who oversees the Mallorca area, has announced a new clamp-down to prevent further bad press surrounding the video of the woman performing sex acts on a group of men during a bar crawl.
It was organised by company Carnage Magaluf, and Mr Onieva confirmed that there would be tighter controls over the infamous tourist pub crawls in the region.
“I wish to express my total rejection and anger at the activities which were carried out in a video which is currently on the social media circuit,” he said.
He said the new law was passed this week and will come into effect this month, meaning that companies operating pub crawls will have to apply for a licence through the town hall and prove they are responsible enough to run one.
Each pub crawl guide will now have to wear a specific jacket so local police can monitor them, and any groups exceeding the legal capacity of 50 people will be fined.
He said that the region had been building up its family-friendly-tourism and by not addressing this they will undermine the area of natural beauty and undo all of the hard work that has gone into building new beach clubs, upmarket bars and hotels.
“It is such a shame that an irresponsible act by one rogue operator is threatening to undo our hard work. Our commitment to promote our beautiful region to the UK remains as strong as ever,” he added.