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Tourist chief�s 2011 Plan to attract more travellers

Aimed principally at those countries that provide some 80% of all visitors to the Island – Spain, the UK, Germany, France, Italia and Belgium – the goal is to improve on the 3,800,000 tourists who spent their holidays here last year.Tourism Minister Jos� Manuel Berm�dez said: “This Plan of Action aims to consolidate our position […]

Golf courses will lap up this fresher water

The opening of a water treatment installation, which will treat waste water generated in Santa Cruz, was attended by a host of dignitaries, including Tenerife Cabildo President Ricardo Melchior.The ambitious project, with a budget topping 6.4 million euros, received 70% of its financing from the Canarian Government’s Department of Agriculture, Farming, Fisheries and the Environment.That […]

Spanish welfare state

The Prime Minister has appeared before the full House of Representatives to inform them of the development and future of social policies in Spain.  Jos� Luis Rodr�guez Zapatero has stressed that "the state spends more than 4,700 euros per capita to such policies almost triple in real terms for thirty years."  As he explained in […]

Ryanair Opens New Routes

Luis Fern�ndez-Mellado, Ryanair’s chief of Sales in Spain stated that with this new destination there are now 16 Ryanair routes into Tenerife’s southern Reina Sofia Airport in 2011. “This of course suggests a notable increase in the flow of tourists and thus a significant economic growth in the sector on the Island of Tenerife,” said […]

Missing Brit ignored avalanche warning

As we went to press yesterday (Thursday), 42-year-old father-of-one John Hogbin, a resident of Zafarraya, Granada, for 30 years, was still missing despite the five-day search. And his family admit it would be “almost a miracle” to find him alive.A spokesman for the 133 soldiers said they would remain in the area until today. But […]

The not-so-golden oldies

The CSIC Foundation also says that by 2050, around 30% of the population will be aged over 80, and around 13 million will be 65 and more. It is said to be a “global trend”, but highlighted in Spain, especially in regions such as in, Galicia, Asturias and Castilla-Le�n, which will have the highest proportion of […]

First Meeting of the Leisure Group

The meeting was designed to be the first of many that will tackle the issues of promoting and encouraging entertainment and leisure in the Municipality, both during the day and at night.According to the joint statement, the first meeting dealt with issues related to urban locations, in concrete terms the issuing of opening and work […]

Adeje proud to give residents

That’s not always the case, but it is certainly true of Adeje, where Mayor Jos� Miguel Rodr�guez Fraga says the office dealt with 1,405 complaints during 2010, nearly a quarter resulting in positive outcomes.  In fact, a total of 340 were dealt with successfully, while the remainder were moved on to the relevant organisations, to […]

News in Brief

Big Drug Bust at Northern AirportAccording to an announcement from the National Police, a 37-year-old man, identified only as C.C.E. was detained at Tenerife’s Los Rodeos Airport in the north, after being caught with five kilos of cocaine concealed in the false bottom of his suitcase.Police watched the man as he came to collect his […]

Swallows are brushing for their annual Swedish Church display

It runs from 26th February until 5th March, and the Art Group have already held successful exhibitions at the Cultural Centre in Los Cristianos, the Hacienda Cristoforo near Playa Paraiso and at The Cuatro Esquinas Rural Hotel, in San Miguel de Abona.The group venture out each week painting and sketching. Their canvas is Tenerife, with […]

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