A BRIT on holiday in Majorca has been left "upset and angry" due to new booze rules which have been enforced at Spanish resorts.
Officials have sparked outrage by enforcing a "six drinks a day" rule for all-inclusive holidays and in resorts on islands including Ibiza and Majorca.
The new law, which affects some hotels in the Balearic Islands, means that holidaymakers are forced to pay extra if they want more than three free alcoholic drinks per meal.
Jason Walker, 42, who took an all-inclusive trip to Majorca to celebrate his cousin's birthday earlier this week, was left "angry" and "upset" by the rules.
He paid £240 for his three-night trip with travel operator Love Holiday, which he assumed had entitled him to as much food and drink as he wanted.
But when the security officer arrived on the beautiful Mediterranean island, he was stunned to find out that there were limits on his free booze consumption.
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Spanish officials first announced the new law in January but it has caught out hundreds of British holiday-makers who are now arriving in the islands.
Jason is urging holidaymakers jetting off to similar Spanish resorts over the summer to check their small print or face incurring hefty drinks costs without warning.
He said: "We only found out when we checked in and only budgeted so much because thought all our food and drink would be covered. We were very upset and angry.
"We've come as a family of eight to celebrate my cousin's 40th and while we have still had a good time, we have incurred extra costs as a result."
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Local authorities in Spain introduced the booze ban in January this year, which affects certain resort areas of the Balearic Islands, including Palma, Ibiza and Magaluf.
The new law – which states "alcoholic drinks will be limited to six per day" – is part of a package of measures designed to crack down on anti-social behaviour.
Jason said he understood the government is trying to stop yobbish drinking behaviour, but he believes the new rules need to be better advertised.
He said: "I understand they are trying to stem alcohol abuse and rowdy behaviour, but I think this has been done very sneakily – I was not made aware of it and didn't know about the law.
"We are also here as a family and all-inclusive is great for families as you don't have to worry about budgeting for food and drink."
Jason called on travel operators to give holidaymakers more information about how their trips might be affected by the draconian laws, saying it "shouldn't be sold as all-inclusive".
He added: "If you are booking an all-inclusive holiday, I recommend that you look at the small print and see what is actually included and what's not because the rules have changed."
A Love Holidays spokesperson told Sun Online Travel: "We were sorry to hear that the customer was disappointed with their stay at the Aluasun Torrenova hotel.
"Unfortunately, on this occasion, the customer did not get in touch to raise the issue. As such, we have not had the opportunity to address the query with the customer.
"A decree issued by the Balearic Government restricts alcoholic drinks to a maximum of six per person per day for the all-inclusive meal option.
"Taking this into consideration, we detail the drinks available to the customer on the hotel details page under the heading 'All Inclusive'.
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"In this case the hotel details specify – Selection of Spanish and international non-alcoholic drinks. 3 alcoholic drinks per person (beer & wine) during lunch and dinner.
"We would always urge customers to read the details of their hotel to ensure they are happy with their purchase."
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