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Archive for: May, 2011

Breath of fresh air!

FEARS have been allayed that the latest Ash Cloud disaster could again cause havoc to Tenerife’s blossoming tourist industry.Thousands upon thousands of British families planning to jet off on half-term, Bank Holiday trips this weekend – many to Tenerife – will have breathed a huge sigh of relief as the Met Office yesterday (Thursday), pronounced […]

Gee-whizz, it�s Kenny and

It will be their first appearance in the Canary Islands, and the 8th July show looks certain to be a 10,000-ticket sell-out.The event is being organised and promoted by Canarias Sun Live Festival, who have enticed Elton John, Rod Stewart and Simply Red to the same venue in recent years. And they have promised to […]

Older travellers find insurance hard to come by

Swiftcover, whose ad campaign is fronted by the veteran rocker, won’t cover new travel insurance customers who are 65 or older. And they’re not alone – a quarter of firms surveyed who offer annual travel insurance can consider people in their sixties too old to insure, while nine out of ten won’t insure people in […]

Scally Waggs are scuppered

And this time he was on a mission. He and Society captain Frank Moss decided to stage a two-day competition and raise some cash for charity. It was held last weekend on the Golf del Sur course, and everyone who competed enjoyed a wonderful two days of golf, raising 1,000 euros for the San Miguel Lions […]

Mighty Laura aims to lift another top crown

The event, which forms part of the Ladies European Tour, will be staged on the Golf Las Americas course from 9-12th June.It is sponsored jointly by Turismo de Tenerife and the Canary Islands Government, as well as receiving subsidiary backing from local companies.   Laura, still a tough proposition at 47, despite being at the latter […]

Sit down and make yourself at home!

More than 570,000 Canarians, including Tenerifans, spent their holidays on home ground last year, and Tourism Minister Jos� Manuel Berm�dez says: The main purpose of the campaign is to improve our image and position in the eyes of the other islands.“We also want to encourage residents in Tenerife to stay here for their holidays.”The initiative, […]

Sponge Bob Square Pants

Announced this week the yellow sponge character who is seen on TV across the globe will be visiting Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, and finally, Tenerife on the 18th June. Tickets will be priced between 18 and 30 euros.     Alberto Delgado, deputy of the Culture Department of the Canarian Government, welcomed the event "because this […]

University�s new links to renewable energy

Established by ITER, it includes the installation of solar systems on the roofs and parking zones of the university’s main faculty areas.The project will go towards diversifying energy-production sources in Tenerife, and so make an impact on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.A Renewable Energy Technology Unit will also be set up in the University’s […]

Speedy Ramiro is king pin!

The oddball competition, at the newly-refurbished sports bar and lounge in Fanabe, proved to be a huge success, with staff kept busy all Saturday night at the ten-pin bowling alley.The 60 tenpin bowling finalists competed for the 21 prizes on offer, and a Dj from Tramps kept the crowd entertained throughout the night. This was […]

News in Brief

Adeje’s Baile de Magos is back at the Plaza España ADEJE’S Department of Culture, and the School of Folklore, have organised this year’s traditional Baile de Magos, which returns to the Plaza España following its refurbishment.The dance will be held on Sunday from 9pm, and those interested in taking part must sign up at the Cultural […]

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