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Archipelago due to hit record number of British tourists by end of year

The Canary Islands are in line for a record arrival of five million Brits by the end of 2016, smashing all previous figures. This is the prediction of tourism chiefs prior to their attendance at the World Travel Market in London, one of the three most important tourism fairs in the world, from November 7th to ...Full Article

“Stop Blue Monday” tourism campaign wins a Gold for Canaries

The quality of promotional campaigns run by the Canary Islands has once again been officially recognised. The Spanish Association of Advertisers was recently rewarded with a ...Full Article

Driver ploughs car into shop window

The driver of a car which collided with several motorcycles and ended up ploughing into the front of a shop was taken to hospital with critical ...Full Article

Huge drugs operation in Tenerife and La Palma concludes with 12 arrests

An operation into a major drug smuggling gang in La Palma and Tenerife has now come to a close, says the Civil Guard. The investigation started ...Full Article

La Palma shares 10.8m euros around the island

La Palma’s Cabildo and the island’s 14 municipalities have signed a co-operation agreement which will allocate 10.8 million euros for various projects and services. The funds ...Full Article

Gran Canaria Cabildo makes “brave pledge” over missing Franco era children

Gran Canaria’s Cabildo has become the first institution in Spain to apologise for the case of stolen children during the Franco dictatorship. The authority has also ...Full Article

Controversy over bid to change name of Lanzarote airport

Lanzarote’s Cabildo has launched a campaign to get the island’s airport renamed but the idea has already raised controversy. It has been suggested to the authority ...Full Article

Two arrested for “car racing” on Gran Canaria motorway

Two men were arrested on suspicion of organising a car race on Gran Canaria’s main motorway The suspects, aged 21 and 25, face prosecution for reckless ...Full Article

Alert for pregnant women as Canary flu vaccination campaign gets underway

It’s that time of the year again with the start of the flu vaccination campaign in the Canary Islands. The Ministry of Health of the Canary ...Full Article

Missing tourist found dead on cliffs

A 77-year-old German tourist who was reported missing by a tour operator was found dead on a remote footpath in Fuerteventura. The travel agent raised the ...Full Article
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