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Push to ban booze en route to party isles

Jarrod Sierocki

Tourists in Magaluf still partying hard.

Magaluf is a favourite holiday location, especially for Brits, with its sun, beach and clubs. Picture: David Ramos/Getty Images
Magaluf party tourists

AUTHORITIES in the Balearic Islands, home to the party resorts of Ibiza and Magaluf, have asked Spain and the European Union to ban alcohol on flights and in airports as they battle “anti-social tourism”.

The plea comes after recent, much-publicised reports of drunken brawls or alcohol-fuelled sexual frolics on flights to an archipelago which attracts millions of visitors every year — with many flocking to resorts notorious for their sex and booze excess.

“We ask the central government and the European Commission to ban the consumption of alcoholic drinks on flights and in airports,” said Pilar Carbonell, in charge of tourism for the local government of the Balearic Islands.

In a statement, she said authorities were asking that these measures be taken “to guarantee security … and ta…

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