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Best “June” tourism figures since 2001

The Canary Islands are celebrating new record tourism figures after 711,968 foreign tourists visited the islands in June 2013, the highest number since 2001. The increase represents an annual increase of nearly 21,000 visitors, and the highest number of registered in the month since 2001, when it reached 726,000 foreign visitors. The islands also managed

Continue Reading → increases presence in the Canary Islands, the British low-cost airline, is increasing its presence in the Canary Islands with the establishment of an aircraft base at Lanzarote Airport.  Representatives of the local government, tourism officials, and staff were on hand at the Museo Aeronáutico where the announcement was made that would be basing a Boeing 737-800 aircraft at Lanzarote Airport from November 2013 onwards. A New

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German tourism expected to drop in 2013

The regional government in the Canary Islands is expecting to see decrease of 3% in tourists from Germany this year (2013) which is the equivalent of 80,000 less visitors to the Canary Islands.  This drop has been attributed to the cut in scheduled flights from Germany planned for this year. Air Berlin has confirmed that in 2013

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British Airways launch London – Tenerife route

British Airways launched a new direct flight between London Gatwick and Tenerife South, which will operate five days a week carrying around 200 travelers and includes 15 seats in first class.  This new British Airways route was announced today by the Minister of Tourism of the Cabildo of Tenerife, Carlos Alonso, who in the presentation of this route has

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Over 29,000 people on hospital waiting lists in Canaries

In December 2012 the waiting lists for surgery in hospitals across the Canary Islands reached its highest figures since the Ministry of Health starting publishing them in 2003.  In total, 29,675 Canarians (or residents) are waiting to be operated on in the different public hospitals of the Archipelago, a figure which is 9% higher than

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