The San Antonio Council announced it banned ticket sales and handing out flyers on the streets due to continuous complaints from tourists and locals.

The local authorities have also suspended all street parades and PR work, as the amount of flyers and leaflets littering the streets of the Ibiza hotspot is a serious environmental issue.

The measure was adopted after tourists and locals had voiced complaints about being harassed by ticket vendors and PRs, and by local entrepreneurs, who are fed up with street workers siphoning off the tourist influx elsewhere.

However, the San Antonio Council has vowed to forge new legislation to regulate street ticket sales and PR work, but until then advertising and selling tickets on the streets remains illegal. 

The new decree is part of San Antonio’s crusade to improve its image, also including a recently introduced ban on nighttime alcohol sales at shops and a zero tolerance policy for drinking on the streets.

San Antonio is not the only Balearic municipality considering getting its streets under control. Earlier this year, the Ibiza town council revealed it was mulling over suspending all street promotional activities in the town as of this summer. However, no decision has been made yet.

[Via The White Isle]

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