Archive for: December, 2009

End of run way for Flyglobespan

Administrators PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) said the airline had failed to secure a new investor.     Most of the firm’s 800 staff members will be made redundant.     The airline operated flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, as well as transatlantic flights from other UK hubs including Manchester, Gatwick and Belfast.     An estimated […]

Tenerife – �Built With You In Mind�

Some lucky Thomson staff spent three days at the world renowned film studio filming Thomson’s all-new ‘Built With You In Mind’ TV commercial after being nominated for the great customer service they provide.   In a similar vein to last year’s award winning ‘Beach Day’ and ‘Night-time’ TV commercials, Thomson’s new ad uses the backdrop […]

Wingate Infants� eye-opener for aliens

But there they were again, trying to sort out this year’s plot, the cast, songs to sing, how to fit 80 children on the stage – and finding enough tea towels for the shepherds’ costumes!       This year’s play was “Christmas with the Aliens”, based on a spaceship breaking down on earth. The […]

Hotel trade hits at Spain�s new smoking ban

The industry fears that it could severely affect a business already hit by the economic crisis.Jose Luis Guerra,, FEHR deputy head, said: “We are very concerned about the negative consequences. Our problem is that 40% of our customers link smoking with the consumption of products in hotels and restaurants.” Guerra, who predicts a fall of […]

News in brief

Spanish cities undamaged by earthquakeSOME areas of Spain were shaken by an earthquake, which also rattled Portugal and Morocco in the early hours of yesterday (Thursday).The emergency services received numerous calls asking for information, but there were no reports of damage or casualties in any of the countries affected. It measured 6.3 on the Richter […]

New Year in Tenerife

Their data, is based on user flight searches on the Skyscanner site, which threw up an intriguing mix of locations in sunny, city and even snowy destinations that Brits are travelling to for their New Year celebrations. Skyscanner say that “In the number one position, New York topped the bill as the most searched for […]

Last posting dates for Christmas

Last recommended UK posting dates for Christmas: Second Class – Friday, 18th December. First Class – Monday, 21st December.Please remember to post your Christmas cards and presents in good time to avoid delay. Always use the postcode to ensure your cards arrive safely and much quicker.Royal Mail have unveiled their Christmas stamps, featuring religious pictures […]

Gospel brings joy to the Symphony Hall Auditorium

The Black Heritage Choir, a prestigious gospel group, will be responsible for the traditional annual gospel concert at the Auditorio de Tenerife. The ensemble, led by Jerry Calvin Smith, will perform at 9pm.     Of all the genres of popular songs in America that have survived into the present century, the spiritual genre is […]

Social networks to promote the Island

Tenerife Tourism Corporation plan to use all the advantages of social networks to promote the island and in so doing, they will seek everyone’s involvement.     Head of Tourism of Tenerife, Jose Manuel Bermudez, recalled the importance of social networks, "the number of people using social networks has increased exponentially in recent years." Bermudez […]


The council, through the Continuous Modernization Plan (WCP), convenes today, Friday the 11th, the municipality mayors, municipal councillors and computer experts at a meeting to discuss strategies and share experience in relation to the gradual fulfillment of the Law 11/2007 on Electronic Access of Citizens to Public Services.     Since the Act came into […]

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