After this weekend the police were forced to file charges against about 500 tourists, most of them British, in Punta Ballena, in Magaluf (Mallorca) that caused quarrels, the Consul General of the United Kingdom in Catalonia, Aragon, Andorra and the Balearic Islands, Lloyd Millen, charged against this sugar tourism . “It is very sad to see the photos, we do not want tourism of this kind and we support all the initiatives of the security forces and the government to control it,” he said today after meeting Balearic Prime Minister Franchina Armanjul. To analyze the health and tourism situation in the Balearic Islands.
two miles too Supported measures to control alcohol sales and pub hours, As “very welcome”, he praised the government’s efforts to “control tourism of this kind”.
Crowd of tourists on Saturday in Magaluf. Photo: The Sun / SolarPix
The Consul also pointed out that, as in the past three years An awareness campaign is being organized for young tourists from their country, jointly with the government, “So that the British understand the procedures and rules in place in these areas” and help “reduce this type of tourism.”
In this regard, he said, “The events that we have unfortunately witnessed in recent days, it is very sad that they happened, but there is much less than in previous years. But tonight is one night too many.” .
The agents had to act before the excesses of a group of tourists who were still on the street after the closure of entertainment and dining establishments at 1 am, as set by the government.
Measures to extend the season
On the other hand, the Consul expressed his support for the initiatives taken by the government to extend the season and to increase British tourism to the islands for more months of the year: “It’s a great place to be in the fall,” he emphasized.
The Consul met today with the Head of Government of the Balearic Islands, Francina Armangol.
“I think it is a very good initiative of the Balearic government to try to extend the tourist season, because the islands are great in the fall and if the British wanted to come, they would certainly be very welcome,” he stressed.
Regarding the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mellin explained that the infection rate in the UK was declining, “due to vaccination”. “As far as here, vaccination is the secret, which is what helps us open up Both here and in the UK,” he emphasized, he called for “keep working until vaccination numbers are high.”
Millen noted that the vaccination number is one of the numbers the British government takes into account when reviewing and “considering macros” to determine travel conditions. Next time in three weeks and “The vaccination number is one of the important numbers in this decision.”
“One of the important things for the Balearic Islands is that we are looking at them separately to see how the traffic light affects British tourism in the islands,” he said.
The meeting was also attended by the Minister for the Presidency, Public Service and Equality, Mercedes Garrido, who described the meeting as useful and stressed that it helped “assess the health situation in the Balearic Islands.” and the future approach of the United Kingdom in relation to the amber traffic light in which the Balearic Islands are located.”
They also touched on the situation at the tourist level and “working to extend the season so that in the coming months from September to November we can continue to accompany British tourists”.
For her part, the Minister Counselor at the United Kingdom Embassy in Spain, Sarah Cowley, pointed out that The Balearic Islands ‘a very popular destination for the British’He defended the need to maintain a “sustainable and safe situation for British tourists”.
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