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Tourism signs go up, then down 


Now you see them, now you don’t! That seems to be the situation with a number of the new tourism signs which have been going up in Tenerife, particularly on the motorways.

The huge new signs were meant to turn the spotlight on tourism attractions, such as Mount Teide but some of them are having to be removed.

Tenerife Cabildo, which has been inspecting the work, says the content of some of the signs did not correspond with the place being promoted and others were “confusing” members of the public.

The signs, more than 600 in total, are part of the Canary Plan for the Improvement of Tourism Infrastructure and cost around 1.5 million euro. The work should have been completed within one month but has already had a one month extension.

Tenerife Cabildo has been inspecting the work but is unhappy with some of the signs, especially those done in a “vistarama” format which includes an image of the location. Most of those to be removed are in the south.