Articles tagged with: Canary Islands
The number of foreign tourists visiting the Canary Islands rose by 7.61% last year, according to the latest figures just released by AENA. With a recovery in the British market helping to fuel growth.
A total of 8.590.081 foreign tourists visited the Canary Islands during the course of 2010, with Tenerife remaining the most popular destination with 3,118,852 arrivals, followed by Gran Canarias with 2,481,672 foreign visitors. Fulled by a 12% plus growth in British visitor numbers.
Lanzarote remains the third most popular of the islands and last year foreign tourism grew …
High winds and rain caused travel chaos in the western Canary Islands yesterday. With 18 flights to La Palma and El Hierro cancelled. Most were inter-island flights connecting the smaller islands of La Palma and El Hierro with Tenerife, although one flight from La Palma was destined for Brussels but had to put down at Tenerife South.
The State Meteorological Office has issued an orange alert until Tuesday afternoon, as further high winds are anticipated, gusting up to 95 kilometres an hour in the peaks of Teide National Park. With high …
Severe storms have swept across the Canaries over the last couple of days. Causing widespread flooding on larger islands such as Tenerife. And whilst Lanzarote has managed to escape the worst of this weather transport routes to the island have still been disrupted. With both flight and ferry services affected.
Yesterday eleven flights to Lanzarote from across mainland Europe had to be diverted to Fuerteventura – with pilots unable to land on the relatively short strip at Arrecife. Whilst three inter Canary Island ferries were unable to dock at Puerto Marmoles.
The Canary Island Tourist Board picked up a prestigious award for the best exhibition stand at the World Travel Market event yesterday. Which is being staged at the Excel Centre in East London.
Tourism Minister Rita Martin was in attendance to accept the award. Which has come against a backdrop of mounting criticism of the current marketing campaign for the archipelago. As critics have accused the Tourist Board of wasteful expenditure on stunts such as the recent promotional trip to Iceland. Where 100 Lanzaroteños were dispatched to invite 100 Icelandic residents …