Manchester family return from Menorca to find home burgled | Daily … – Daily Mail

  • Firth family arrive back at Manchester Airport from Menorca to find car missing
  • They had left their Audi A4 with company, who parked it in a nearby compound
  • However after touching down in the UK, staff could not find it and they got a taxi
  • Police believe thieves used house keys left in car to break into north Wales home

Alexander Robertson For Mailonline

The Firths arrived back from Menorca (pictured) to be told their car was lost - three days after a burglary at their home

The Firths arrived back from Menorca (pictured) to be told their car was lost - three days after a burglary at their home

The Firths arrived back from Menorca (pictured) to be told their car was lost – three days after a burglary at their home

A family’s two-week holiday to Spain turned into a nightmare after they returned to discover their Audi had gone missing and their home ransacked by burglars.

The Firth family arrived back at Manchester Airport from Menorca to be told their car could not be found – three days after a burglary at their home.

Georgina Firth had dropped off the Audi A4 with Car Park Manchester, which offers a ‘meet and greet’ service and keeps the car at a nearby compound at a cost of £82.

After touching down in the UK, however, the 41-year-old was told by staff that the car was lost and a taxi was booked instead.

To make matters worse, Mrs Firth’s 17-year-old son had rang her three days before to reveal that there had been a break-in at the family home in Penrhyn Bay, North Wales.

Police believe the thieves who took the car used house keys left inside the vehicle to break into the house, before they were scared off by Mrs Firth’s son.

Mrs Firth said: ‘We were already stressed out when we arrived in Manchester, as our son had told us a few days before about the burglary.

‘But the penny dropped when we were told our car had gone as our house keys were in it. My insurance documents were in the car which had our address on.

Georgina Firth had dropped off the Audi A4 (shown) with Car Park Manchester, which offers a 'meet and greet' service and keeps the car at a nearby compound at a cost of £82

Georgina Firth had dropped off the Audi A4 (shown) with Car Park Manchester, which offers a 'meet and greet' service and keeps the car at a nearby compound at a cost of £82

Georgina Firth had dropped off the Audi A4 (shown) with Car Park Manchester, which offers a ‘meet and greet’ service and keeps the car at a nearby compound at a cost of £82

‘It all made sense as the police in North Wales couldn’t understand how the men had

Mrs Firth, who has since changed the locks on her home, added: ‘Two men walked into my son’s bedroom at 10.30pm.

‘Nathan had been lying on his bed listening to music with his headphones on.

‘He challenged them and chased them out of the house, so they didn’t manage to take anything.’

‘But it was a terrible shock to discover our Audi had been stolen.’

‘At first they just said they couldn’t locate it, and after two hours of calls we were offered a taxi home. They later admitted the car had gone.

‘What’s even worse is that we have to use our own insurance to pursue this, as Car Park Manchester are saying they are only insured when driving the vehicle from the airport drop off/pick up to the compound.’ 

Georgina added: ‘This serves as a warning for other holidaymakers who park their cars in offside sites, that it doesn’t necessarily mean they are safe.’

After touching down at Manchester Airport (pictured), however, the 41-year-old was told by staff that the car could not be found and a taxi was booked instead

After touching down at Manchester Airport (pictured), however, the 41-year-old was told by staff that the car could not be found and a taxi was booked instead

After touching down at Manchester Airport (pictured), however, the 41-year-old was told by staff that the car could not be found and a taxi was booked instead

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Family return home from two-week Menorca holiday to find their car missing from airport ‘meet and greet’ parking and … – Daily Mail

  • Firth family arrive back at Manchester Airport from Menorca to find car missing
  • They had left their Audi A4 with company, who parked it in a nearby compound
  • However after touching down in the UK, staff could not find it and they got a taxi
  • Police believe thieves used house keys left in car to break into north Wales home

Alexander Robertson For Mailonline

The Firths arrived back from Menorca (pictured) to be told their car was lost - three days after a burglary at their home

The Firths arrived back from Menorca (pictured) to be told their car was lost - three days after a burglary at their home

The Firths arrived back from Menorca (pictured) to be told their car was lost – three days after a burglary at their home

A family’s two-week holiday to Spain turned into a nightmare after they returned to discover their Audi had gone missing and their home ransacked by burglars.

The Firth family arrived back at Manchester Airport from Menorca to be told their car could not be found – three days after a burglary at their home.

Georgina Firth had dropped off the Audi A4 with Car Park Manchester, which offers a ‘meet and greet’ service and keeps the car at a nearby compound at a cost of £82.

After touching down in the UK, however, the 41-year-old was told by staff that the car was lost and a taxi was booked instead.

To make matters worse, Mrs Firth’s 17-year-old son had rang her three days before to reveal that there had been a break-in at the family home in Penrhyn Bay, North Wales.

Police believe the thieves who took the car used house keys left inside the vehicle to break into the house, before they were scared off by Mrs Firth’s son.

Mrs Firth said: ‘We were already stressed out when we arrived in Manchester, as our son had told us a few days before about the burglary.

‘But the penny dropped when we were told our car had gone as our house keys were in it. My insurance documents were in the car which had our address on.

Georgina Firth had dropped off the Audi A4 (shown) with Car Park Manchester, which offers a 'meet and greet' service and keeps the car at a nearby compound at a cost of £82

Georgina Firth had dropped off the Audi A4 (shown) with Car Park Manchester, which offers a 'meet and greet' service and keeps the car at a nearby compound at a cost of £82

Georgina Firth had dropped off the Audi A4 (shown) with Car Park Manchester, which offers a ‘meet and greet’ service and keeps the car at a nearby compound at a cost of £82

‘It all made sense as the police in North Wales couldn’t understand how the men had

Mrs Firth, who has since changed the locks on her home, added: ‘Two men walked into my son’s bedroom at 10.30pm.

‘Nathan had been lying on his bed listening to music with his headphones on.

‘He challenged them and chased them out of the house, so they didn’t manage to take anything.’

‘But it was a terrible shock to discover our Audi had been stolen.’

‘At first they just said they couldn’t locate it, and after two hours of calls we were offered a taxi home. They later admitted the car had gone.

‘What’s even worse is that we have to use our own insurance to pursue this, as Car Park Manchester are saying they are only insured when driving the vehicle from the airport drop off/pick up to the compound.’ 

Georgina added: ‘This serves as a warning for other holidaymakers who park their cars in offside sites, that it doesn’t necessarily mean they are safe.’

After touching down at Manchester Airport (pictured), however, the 41-year-old was told by staff that the car could not be found and a taxi was booked instead

After touching down at Manchester Airport (pictured), however, the 41-year-old was told by staff that the car could not be found and a taxi was booked instead

After touching down at Manchester Airport (pictured), however, the 41-year-old was told by staff that the car could not be found and a taxi was booked instead

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Farnworth couple says smoke alarm in Menorca hotel was not working – The Bolton News

A COUPLE are warning holidaymakers to be on their guard – after a fire alarm at their hotel failed to go off as a blaze raged outside.

Stacey Dunne and her partner Steven says guests were left in their beds as the fire spread through a forest 20ft from their hotel in Menorca.

Stacey, aged 25, said guests smashed the alarm covers but the smoke alarms failed to go off and in the panic reps left guests sleeping in their rooms oblivious to the danger.

She said her family only woke up after someone banged on their room door in the early hours to warn them of the danger.

Now she has decided to speak out as a warning to other guests travelling with Thomson this summer after a rash of similar fires.

Stacey and Steven, aged 38, and their daughter Amelia, aged two, were enjoying their week long stay at the Marina Parc hotel when the fire broke out last May.

The 25-year-old, of Kildaire Street, Farnworth, said: “It is just pure luck that the hotel didn’t burn down. There was no noise or warning as the smoke and fire alarms weren’t working. You could see the boxes where the glass had been smashed but they just didn’t work. The flames and the heat were terrifying – the hills surrounding the hotel were ablaze. It was chaos.

“If the fire came into the hotel I dread to think what would have happened. It could easily have been a holiday horror. The fire was so intense people wouldn’t have stood a chance. People have a right to know. I couldn’t live with myself if something similar happened in a Thomson resort this summer and people were badly injured and I hadn’t warned people.”

Stacey – who was pregnant at the time with her second daughter Evelyn – added: “We went to the balcony and looked out and there was just a massive wall of red fire everywhere just behind the pool it was terrifying and so near.”

They grabbed their daughter and made for the exit and wondered why there had been no fire alarm to warn them of the danger.

She spotted shards of glass on the floor next to smashed fire alarm boxes and were later told despite being set off the fire alarm didn’t work.

She added: “I couldn’t believe how lucky we had been. Now I know why people get caught up and die in those fires as it is so fast and big.”

Stacey and her partner both later complained to Thomson detailing all the things that had gone wrong and after receiving an unsatisfactory response are now contacting ABTA with their concerns.

She added: “We were lucky but the next family who goes away may not be. I just want to make sure all their resorts are up to scratch to prevent a tragedy.”

Travel lawyer Simon Lomax, of Simpson Millar solicitors, said guests safety should be paramount abroad. He added:” All staff should be adequately trained in emergency procedures but it appears in this case this was lacking.

“It is very concerning to hear the alarms failed as this is the early warning system. Tour operators need to do more to ensure guests safety.”

A spokesman for Thompson said: “We’re sorry to hear of the Dunne family’s experience when they were on holiday with us last year. We can confirm that due to nearby forest fires it was necessary to temporarily evacuate guests staying at the Marina Parc Hotel in Arenal d’en Castell, Menorca. While fire prevention and evacuation procedures are the responsibility of the hotels we operate to, we work with them and a third party expert to closely audit all resorts to which we operate to ensure that health, hygiene and comfort levels are maintained in line with industry standards. In this instance, our resort team acted quickly and worked closely with our hotel partner and the relevant authorities to ensure the safety of our customers – and there were no injuries to any customers or staff and no damage to the hotel.

“Following the fire, we were made aware of concerns that the fire alarm did not sound effectively in one area of the hotel which was investigated and urgently rectified. In the interim an overnight safety patrol process was introduced throughout the hotel, and a small number of guests who raised safety concerns at the time were offered alternative accommodation. In line with our standard procedures, the Marina Parc hotel was re-audited prior to guests arriving this summer.”

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An expert guide to the best Balearic Island hotels, including the top places to stay on Ibiza, Formentera, Majorca and Menorca, for access to unspoiled beaches, family-friendly fun, gorgeous pools and rustic bedrooms. 

IBIZA

Although it is renowned for having some of the best nightclubs in the world, Ibiza Town, then slide into a pavement café to soak up the boho vibe. Both coast and countryside are beautiful in spring and autumn, when you might want to get a more natural high with a walking or cycling holiday.

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Holidays in Menorca, Ibiza and Majorca to get much pricier as islands cap number of beds for tourists – The Sun

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The authorities want to limit the number of holiday rentals available on websites like AirBnB, as anti-tourism feeling weeps across Spain

HOLIDAYING in the Balearic islands could soon get much more expensive as a cap is introduced on the number of beds available for tourists.

From next Tuesday, landlords who rent out space in their flats on sites like AirBnB without a licence could be hit with huge fines.

 The number of holiday rentals in the Balearic Islands is about to drop dramatically, as authorities impose fines on landlords who rent without a licence
The number of holiday rentals in the Balearic Islands is about to drop dramatically, as authorities impose fines on landlords who rent without a licence

Islands including Ibiza, Menorca, Majorca and Formentera will penalise anyone illegally renting apartments to tourists with fines of up to 40,000 euros.

The new rules have been introduced as a wave of anti-tourism feeling sweeps across the country.

The authorities are trying to crackdown on home-sharing websites because of the effect they have on rent prices for local people.

In the Balearic Islands, which drew more foreign visitors than any other region in Spain this June, rental costs have jumped and there are fears of a housing shortage for residents.

Rental prices in Palma de Mallorca, the Mediterranean archipelago’s biggest city, have risen 40 percent in the last five years, according to property platform Mitula.

The island of Ibiza has the biggest density of Airbnb rentals, with a tourist apartment for every 30 residents, data from analytics firm Airdna showed.

But with less people able to rent out properties, the price of those remaining are likely to increase for holidaymakers.

 Islands including Ibiza, Menorca, Majorca and Formentera will penalise anyone illegally renting apartments to tourists with fines of up to 40,000 euros
Islands including Ibiza, Menorca, Majorca and Formentera will penalise anyone illegally renting apartments to tourists with fines of up to 40,000 euros

Renting apartments without a licence was banned in the region in 2012 under a previous administration but enforcement was largely nonexistent, according to the Balearic government.

The region’s tourism chief Biel Barcelo told Reuters: “We want balanced and sustainable tourism so that it can keep being our lead economic activity for many years to come.”

People who offer short-term rentals to tourists without a licence will now receive fines of between 20,000 and 40,000 euros.

Local residents will be able to report suspected illegal flats though a website, and online platforms such as Airbnb and Homeaway could also face fines of up to 400,000 euros if they are found to advertise rentals without a license number.

 The Balearic Islands, drew more foreign visitors than any other region in Spain this June
The Balearic Islands, drew more foreign visitors than any other region in Spain this June

The Balearics’ four islands will each have a year to decide if and where they will allow licensed tourist rentals to continue.

Airbnb said the new rules were complex and confusing as they did not distinguish between local families sharing their homes and professional operators running a business. It said it was ready to collaborate with the local authorities on establishing clearer regulation.

They said: “By working together, we can help build sustainable tourism models that spread benefits to many – not keep them in the hands of a few.”

Barcelona, in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia and another tourism magnet, has also introduced controls on tourist apartments and sought to fine Airbnb and Homeaway for advertising ones that are unlicensed.

 With less people able to rent out properties, the price of those remaining are likely to increase for holidaymakers
With less people able to rent out properties, the price of those remaining are likely to increase for holidaymakers


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But that doesn’t stop sun-starved Brits claiming poolside spots with towels – Daily Mail

  • Staff at Sunconnect Los Delfines hotel in Menorca lock away loungers till 9am
  • But that doesn’t stop sun-starved Brits claiming poolside spots with towels
  • Comes days after undignified sunlounger was stampede filmed in Menorca hotel

Iain Burns For Mailonline

Sun-starved Britons are so desperate for prime basking space at a Spanish hotel that they have been putting down towels to mark their territory in the morning – before any sunloungers have even been put out. 

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot.

The reason they had to put towels down on the concrete rather than a sunlounger is because staff at the hotel got so sick of seeing people get up before breakfast to get the beds closest to the pool that they locked them up until 9am.

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

‘Not having the sunbeds unlocked until 9am means people just leave towels out around the pool to claim their space,’ Jackie said, as reported in The Sun

Her photographs shows dozens of towels – including one that appears to have the St George Cross on it – surrounding the pool, but without a single sunlounger in sight. 

The bizarre image comes just days after a hectic sunlounger stampede was caught on video at a hotel in Gran Canaria.

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Dozens of Britons were filmed shamelessly sprinting to whack down their towels on poolside sunloungers at the Hotel Servatur Waikiki.

Hotel insiders said people begin queuing at 7.30am each day so they can bag a prime spot in the first row of sun loungers.

The problem of sunbed bagging has got so bad at the Playa del Ingles resort, hotel staff have now been instructed to remove towels from loungers left empty for two or three hours.

And despite the stereotype of Germans being the first to lay their towels, sources say it is the British and Irish are the worst offenders.   

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But that doesn’t stop sun-starved Brits claiming poolside spots with towels – Daily Mail

  • Staff at Sunconnect Los Delfines hotel in Menorca lock away loungers till 9am
  • But that doesn’t stop sun-starved Brits claiming poolside spots with towels
  • Comes days after undignified sunlounger was stampede filmed in Menorca hotel

Iain Burns For Mailonline

Sun-starved Britons are so desperate for prime basking space at a Spanish hotel that they have been putting down towels to mark their territory in the morning – before any sunloungers have even been put out. 

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot.

The reason they had to put towels down on the concrete rather than a sunlounger is because staff at the hotel got so sick of seeing people get up before breakfast to get the beds closest to the pool that they locked them up until 9am.

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

‘Not having the sunbeds unlocked until 9am means people just leave towels out around the pool to claim their space,’ Jackie said, as reported in The Sun

Her photographs shows dozens of towels – including one that appears to have the St George Cross on it – surrounding the pool, but without a single sunlounger in sight. 

The bizarre image comes just days after a hectic sunlounger stampede was caught on video at a hotel in Gran Canaria.

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Dozens of Britons were filmed shamelessly sprinting to whack down their towels on poolside sunloungers at the Hotel Servatur Waikiki.

Hotel insiders said people begin queuing at 7.30am each day so they can bag a prime spot in the first row of sun loungers.

The problem of sunbed bagging has got so bad at the Playa del Ingles resort, hotel staff have now been instructed to remove towels from loungers left empty for two or three hours.

And despite the stereotype of Germans being the first to lay their towels, sources say it is the British and Irish are the worst offenders.   

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But that doesn’t stop sun-starved Brits claiming poolside spots with towels – Daily Mail

  • Staff at Sunconnect Los Delfines hotel in Menorca lock away loungers till 9am
  • But that doesn’t stop sun-starved Brits claiming poolside spots with towels
  • Comes days after undignified sunlounger was stampede filmed in Menorca hotel

Iain Burns For Mailonline

Sun-starved Britons are so desperate for prime basking space at a Spanish hotel that they have been putting down towels to mark their territory in the morning – before any sunloungers have even been put out. 

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot.

The reason they had to put towels down on the concrete rather than a sunlounger is because staff at the hotel got so sick of seeing people get up before breakfast to get the beds closest to the pool that they locked them up until 9am.

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

‘Not having the sunbeds unlocked until 9am means people just leave towels out around the pool to claim their space,’ Jackie said, as reported in The Sun

Her photographs shows dozens of towels – including one that appears to have the St George Cross on it – surrounding the pool, but without a single sunlounger in sight. 

The bizarre image comes just days after a hectic sunlounger stampede was caught on video at a hotel in Gran Canaria.

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Dozens of Britons were filmed shamelessly sprinting to whack down their towels on poolside sunloungers at the Hotel Servatur Waikiki.

Hotel insiders said people begin queuing at 7.30am each day so they can bag a prime spot in the first row of sun loungers.

The problem of sunbed bagging has got so bad at the Playa del Ingles resort, hotel staff have now been instructed to remove towels from loungers left empty for two or three hours.

And despite the stereotype of Germans being the first to lay their towels, sources say it is the British and Irish are the worst offenders.   

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But that doesn’t stop sun-starved Brits claiming poolside spots with towels – Daily Mail

  • Staff at Sunconnect Los Delfines hotel in Menorca lock away loungers till 9am
  • But that doesn’t stop sun-starved Brits claiming poolside spots with towels
  • Comes days after undignified sunlounger was stampede filmed in Menorca hotel

Iain Burns For Mailonline

Sun-starved Britons are so desperate for prime basking space at a Spanish hotel that they have been putting down towels to mark their territory in the morning – before any sunloungers have even been put out. 

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot.

The reason they had to put towels down on the concrete rather than a sunlounger is because staff at the hotel got so sick of seeing people get up before breakfast to get the beds closest to the pool that they locked them up until 9am.

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

‘Not having the sunbeds unlocked until 9am means people just leave towels out around the pool to claim their space,’ Jackie said, as reported in The Sun

Her photographs shows dozens of towels – including one that appears to have the St George Cross on it – surrounding the pool, but without a single sunlounger in sight. 

The bizarre image comes just days after a hectic sunlounger stampede was caught on video at a hotel in Gran Canaria.

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Dozens of Britons were filmed shamelessly sprinting to whack down their towels on poolside sunloungers at the Hotel Servatur Waikiki.

Hotel insiders said people begin queuing at 7.30am each day so they can bag a prime spot in the first row of sun loungers.

The problem of sunbed bagging has got so bad at the Playa del Ingles resort, hotel staff have now been instructed to remove towels from loungers left empty for two or three hours.

And despite the stereotype of Germans being the first to lay their towels, sources say it is the British and Irish are the worst offenders.   

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Brits put towels down before sunbeds released in Menorca | Daily … – Daily Mail

  • Staff at Sunconnect Los Delfines hotel in Menorca lock away loungers till 9am
  • But that doesn’t stop sun-starved Brits claiming poolside spots with towels
  • Comes days after undignified sunlounger was stampede filmed in Menorca hotel

Iain Burns For Mailonline

Sun-starved Britons are so desperate for prime basking space at a Spanish hotel that they have been putting down towels to mark their territory in the morning – before any sunloungers have even been put out. 

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot.

The reason they had to put towels down on the concrete rather than a sunlounger is because staff at the hotel got so sick of seeing people get up before breakfast to get the beds closest to the pool that they locked them up until 9am.

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

This comical snap, captured by British tourist Jackie Liff at the Sunconnect Los Delfines in Menorca, shows the lengths to which pushy guests are going to claim their spot at the Spanish resort

‘Not having the sunbeds unlocked until 9am means people just leave towels out around the pool to claim their space,’ Jackie said, as reported in The Sun

Her photographs shows dozens of towels – including one that appears to have the St George Cross on it – surrounding the pool, but without a single sunlounger in sight. 

The bizarre image comes just days after a hectic sunlounger stampede was caught on video at a hotel in Gran Canaria.

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Dozens of British holidaymakers were filmed in a desperate race to bag the first sunbeds at Hotel Servatur Waikiki in Gran Canaria. Pictured: Part of the undignified stampede 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Staff said British and Irish tourists are the worst offenders, queuing up at 7.30am before the pool opens at 8am in order to get their towels down first. Pictured: A still from the video showing the desperate struggle for sunloungers at the Spanish hotel 

Dozens of Britons were filmed shamelessly sprinting to whack down their towels on poolside sunloungers at the Hotel Servatur Waikiki.

Hotel insiders said people begin queuing at 7.30am each day so they can bag a prime spot in the first row of sun loungers.

The problem of sunbed bagging has got so bad at the Playa del Ingles resort, hotel staff have now been instructed to remove towels from loungers left empty for two or three hours.

And despite the stereotype of Germans being the first to lay their towels, sources say it is the British and Irish are the worst offenders.   

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