MA­GALUF IS MEGA ROUGH! Num­ber of Brit hol­i­day mak­ers kicked out of their ho­tel DOUBLES

Midweek Sport - - NEWS - By WENDY THOMAS news@sun­daysport.co.uk

THE num­ber of badly be­haved Brits kicked out of Ma­galuf ho­tels has DOU­BLED in a year.

Boozed-up tourists booted out of Ma­jor­can re­sorts rock­eted in June com­pared to the same month last year.

The Pal­manova-Ma­galuf Ho­tel As­so­ci­a­tion said 94 per cent of the of­fend­ers were Bri­tish and vir­tu­ally all had been kicked out of ho­tels in Ma­galuf and the neigh­bour­ing re­sort of Pal­manova.

It said the num­ber of peo­ple shown the red card in the as­so­ci­a­tion’s ho­tels in the two re­sorts so far this year was now 73.

The tally takes the to­tal num­ber of ho­tel guests ex­pelled from es­tab­lish­ments in Ma­galuf and Pal­manova since 2010 to a stag­ger­ing 1,257.

Only last month, 47 hol­i­day­mak­ers were asked to leave the place they were stay­ing – dou­ble the amount in June last year (24).

And As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Se­bas­tian Darder said the only year when the per­cent­age of Brits kicked out has dipped be­low 80 per cent was in 2015 when they made up 75 per cent of the 116 peo­ple asked to leave.

Drunk

Even then Brits topped the list of shame, as they have ev­ery year since 2010 when ex­pul­sions be­gan.

Mr Darder said the mes­sage was clear: “We want young tourism, but not drunk tourism. Hooli­gans have no place here in Ma­galuf and Pal­manova.”

Some of the hol­i­day­mak­ers asked to leave were ac­cused of as­sault­ing or in­sult­ing staff and oth­ers for throw­ing bot­tles into the street from their ho­tel room.

There were also in­stances of tourists jump­ing from their bal­conies, de­stroy­ing fur­ni­ture in their rooms, and in one case as­sault­ing their part­ner.

Po­lice were called in sev­eral cases to make sure they left peace­fully and ar­rest them where as­saults had taken place.

Mr Darder said: “We spoke to Bri­tish diplo­mats and the tour op­er­a­tors be­fore we started ex­pelling peo­ple in 2010.

“Where peo­ple who have come with tour op­er­a­tors are asked to leave, the tour op­er­a­tors are left with the re­spon­si­bil­ity of find­ing them some­where else. Where they have come on their own, then they are on their own and are re­fused en­try into any of the ho­tels in the as­so­ci­a­tion.”

Al­fonso Rodriguez Badal, mayor of Calvia which cov­ers Ma­galuf, asked Mr Darder last month to en­sure two Brits filmed beat­ing up an­other in a hor­rific at­tack out­side their hol­i­day apart­ment were kicked out of their es­tab­lish­ment.

Ir­ish na­tion­als are also said to be among the other main of­fend­ers af­ter the Brits.

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