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Majorca in booze crackdown to help attract wealthy Dubai tourists
by Shane McGinley
The Spanish island of Majorca has implemented a ban on drinking alcohol in public and plans to replace its budget hotels with upmarket luxury resorts in a bid to discourage binge-drinking European holidaymakers and replace them with high spending, wealthy tourists from Dubai.
Majorca's economy is dependent on the influx of tourists and nearly two million British holidaymakers and 3.4 million German tourists visited the island last year.
Despite this, Alvaro Gijón, deputy mayor of the island's capital Palma de Majorca, told German tabloid newspaper Bild he wants to eradicate the island's reputation as a budget, binge-drinking destination and attract more affluent visitors.
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