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Rethinking your travel: An Open Debate – International Summit

February 13, 2019

The Balearic Islands Government and the European Alcohol Policy Alliance have the pleasure to invite you to the Rethinking your Travel: Alcohol and Tourism International Summit on the 13th February in Palma, Mallorca.

Excessive alcohol intake by air passengers has economic, medical and welfare ramifications, and is identified as a top three risk to aviation safety. Accidents on airplanes are uniquely unforgiving and the worst scenarios endanger the lives of many people. Apart from the nuisance incurred to the other passengers, drunkenness on airplanes causes flights to be diverted, distracts the cabin crew from their normal safety duties and causes a hazard in emergency evacuations.

Similarly, excessive alcohol consumption seems to be continuing beyond the flight itself, causing anti-social behaviour and danger to tourists’ health. In this sense, dangerous practices such as balconing and aggressive behaviour or sexual harassment appear in some tourist destinations.

This policy debate will serve to exchange knowledge and explore potential policy solutions. You will find a draft agenda below.