Bikini clad British tourists face a fine of nearly 250 pounds for flashing their assets in, or around the vicinity of Spanish seaside resorts. On the Costa Dorada – The Salou Resort became the first place to impose the ban against bikini clad tourists and shirtless guys. The move was an effort to build up the long lost reputation of beach side resorts.
Those, who will make attempts to flout the law, are going to be fined between 81 pounds – 245 pounds. And that’s not all; the ban is also extended against the alcohol intake and acts of sexual intimacy on the streets.
Mayor – Pere Granados said that we want to promote a good image of Salou because lately there have been complaints about the antics of drunken British students. Lately, these students have been flocking different beachside spots over the past few weeks.
Earlier in 2010, over 5,000 British students – aged between 18 and 25, attended the “Saloufest”. The Saloufest is an annual party that is organized by UK universities. The party normally ends up with streets running with putrid smell of vomit due to the anti social behavior of those students, who spend their nights amidst heavy drinking.
The Spanish authorities have already erected signboards and pasted posters, showing a visible red line marked over a stick bikini clad figure. A Barcelona City Hall spokesman said that we want tourists and foreigners to know that we don’t like this attitude and although the act is not punishable, we just want to make them understand that it is not something polite.
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