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Archive for: August, 2009

Spanish tourism still suffers

The global recession means the country’s tourist industry, which accounts for 11% of Spain’s Gross Domestic Product, has been hit hard since the end of 2008.A total of 30.2 million people visited Spain in the first seven months of the year – a 10.3 decline over the corresponding period in 2008.And the World Tourism Organisation […]

24 hour swim

Miguel Cruz Rivero y Jos� Herrera Brito will swim on September 5TH  for 24 hours, almost uninterruptedly, a circuit of about 2,150 meters from the old pier at Costamar Apartments to the bay of Los Cristianos. A difficult but not impossible challenge, the duo aim to convey a social message, beyond the sport, for the […]

Low-cost airlines

Britain accounted for four in every 10 arrivals on low-cost airlines, Germany a quarter and Italy 8.9%..In the same period, traditional airlines saw a sharp drop, according to the country’s tourism ministry this week. Of the 6.42 million foreign visitors who landed in Spain, 51.9% came with low-cost airlines, but the figure was down 1.4% […]

Animal lollies

 In order to provide them with some relief from the heat, the vets and keepers of Loro Parque and Siam Park have prepared diverse, fresh dishes which the different species have been savouring with enthusiasm.Tasty and pleasing ice-cream with vegetables such as celery, broccoli, carrots, green and red pepper, have been prepared in the form […]

Lions� 300,000-euro schools

Lion Steve Gilbert headed a team who approached businessman Jens Fulda, a German property developer and long-time resident of Los Gigantes, who had already begun funding computers for older schoolchildren locally.Nineteen schools were nominated, but the project spanned five years after the Lions’  liaised with local town halls and discovered that some of the schools […]

Forest track investment

The Cabildo of Tenerife is carrying out various works to improve forest roads on the island involving an investment of 2.3 million.  The work on improving the network of tracks covering about 135 miles that run from Los Realejos to Guia de Isora, passing through San Juan de la Rambla, La Guancha, Icod de los […]

Money transfer scam

Last Friday morning as routine the email was checked at 8am, then the business owner visited the bank, on their return a friend from the UK got in touch and they had a conversation along the lines of, “sorry to hear your news, anything I can do to help etc, etc.”It transpires that in that […]

New roundabout

The purpose of the work is the elimination of traffic signals regulating the crossing located near the football stadium.   As a result it is hoped that it will improve the quality of life for residents and visitors of the municipality. The area suffers from a heavy flow of traffic and it is hoped that […]

Bellissima spread their wings to Playa San Juan

They opened another salon on the back of making such an impact, and now, in the past month, they have opened a third salon in Playa San Juan.It has a fresh, exciting atmosphere which complements San Juan’s traditional views and the new beach.  The salon itself has a very relaxing feel, and clients have already […]

Tomato battle has

The enormous battle attracts visitors from all around the world – and in excess of 120 tons of tomatoes were used.Ninety minutes before the start, the streets of Buñol – 40km from Valencia – began to fill with people shouting “Tomato! Tomato!” and looking for a spot to watch or participate in the red-splattered celebration, […]

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