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Winning back the German tourists

  Lanzarote is making firm plans to win back German visitors. The island is determined regain their confidence after suffering a 8.7% decrease last year. Tourism chiefs want to reposition Lanzarote and to formulate new products and leisure activities. To this end, a round of meetings was held during the ITB trade fair in Berlin with a wide variety ...Full Article

Illegal dumping

  A company is facing prosecution and a substantial fine after the Environment Protection Agency decided to take action over dumping on La Gomera. The hazardous waste is said ...Full Article

Man swallows 96 capsules

  A man has been arrested for trying to smuggle nearly a kilo of hashish into the Canary Islands. The 29-year-old from Las Palmas on Gran Canaria had arrived ...Full Article

Two crew rescued

  A pleasure boat came to the rescue of two people when their yacht sank off the coast of La Oliva in Fuerteventura. The incident happened at about 5pm ...Full Article

McDonald’s in June

  The Mayor of Santa Cruz de La Palma has confirmed that the island’s first McDonald’s is to open as quickly as this June. Permission has been given by ...Full Article

La Palma hopeful of new “villa hotel”

  La Palma is hopeful that a long-standing project to construct a luxury hotel consisting of small villas with an ethno-botanical garden will get off the ground. An island-based ...Full Article

Rower thwarted by rough seas

  Another intrepid adventurer has seen their ambitions thwarted by the rough sea conditions. The emergency services were called in by a Portuguese sailor who was attempting to row ...Full Article

Nordic visitors “big spenders” in Canaries

  Tourism spending in the Canary Islands went up in January but not as much as in the other main Spanish destinations. Latest figures from the Ministry of Industry, ...Full Article

Nudism comments “offensive” and “nonsense”

  If people want to take their clothes off on the beach, it doesn’t matter if they are old, flabby, beautiful or young. That is the view of United ...Full Article

Birds hold up new beach

  A major project to create a huge new beach at Santa Cruz de La Palma has been held up because of environmental concerns. The company creating the 25 ...Full Article
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