Tenmás cards for ‘a new way of life’

THE Titsa Bono bus card will be replaced by a multi-purpose Tenmás card from next January, to make things easier for travellers. Cabildo President Carlos Alonso, explaining the reason for  changing the popular Bono, said: “This is the first step towards a new payment system, which is intended to simplify the current system. It will […]

Tenerife tourism’s blossoming again

NEARLY 1.9 million passengers arrived in Tenerife during the first quarter of the year, which was a 4.7% growth against the same period last year. The figure indicates that the island received the most tourists in the Canaries in the first three months of 2017, followed by Gran Canaria (1.6m, +17%); Lanzarote (818,782, +8,8 %) […]

BA’s sunshine bonus

BRITISH AIRWAYS will start flying from Birmingham and Bristol airports again, with four summer-only routes to Spain and Italy. The airline last flew from the airports in 2007, when the regional airline business was sold to Flybe. From May, BA will begin direct flights to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma, and to Italian city Florence. Basic, […]

It’s Almond Blossom time

By Colin Kirby BRISTLING and buzzing, the heavily-laden, almond-blossom trees held equal attraction for the bees, regardless of their white or pink petals. Yes, almond-blossom season is here again, and Santiago del Teide is ablaze with hundreds of trees in full bloom, beside the stark, volcanic landscape, formed by the last big Tenerife eruption in […]

Seeing Red in El Medano  

  By Colin Kirby FLAGGING a bit with your New Year pledge to get fit, or simply after a rewarding walk, why not go up in the world and take a stroll up Montaña Roja, the red mountain standing guard the far end of the airport’s runway. At 200 metres high it may look a […]

It’s heaven-scent Dublin

By Vanessa Vee ONE of the best weekend breaks to enjoy, arguably, has to be in the Emerald Isle – namely Dublin, where the Temple Bar is an absolute must! It’s a pretty, cobble-stoned, fairy-lit district, crammed with bars, restaurants, traditional Irish pubs and, of course, not an Irish person anywhere in sight. The area […]

Water, water everywhere, but where to splash out?

TENERIFE is home to two excellent water parks, namely Aqualand and Siam Park. Aqualand ruled the roost for years, but the tables seem to have turned since Siam Park’s arrival. A question that often pops up is: “Which is the best one?” The answer is that many factors are involved, so what are the differences? […]

Splashing time in the City of Water

By Vanessa Vee I LOVE seeking out new direct destinations to travel to from Tenerife, and this week I’m taking a brief look at beautiful, beautiful Venice. Flying direct from here, it has to be done! Venice is, perhaps, one of the most famous and most beautiful cities in Italy. And every year, millions of […]

Karting? Even toddlers are given a mini-chance

THE local Karting track, the large one between Los Cristianos and the airport, is always a major sight, and, I would guess, a huge talking point for new arrivals on the transfer buses from their planes. The track is a well-known landmark because of its size, and it definitely stands out! And there is an […]

The Island of dreams

By Vanessa Vee WE see it every day … it’s there, just over the water. And, believe me, La Gomera is totally different from Tenerife. It’s peaceful, tranquil and attracts a type of clientèle alien to the norm of our Island. Los Cristianos terminal, just down the road, so easy. A few minutes sorting out […]

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