Newsbrief: Canary Islands tourists spent €12.859 billion in 2015

Tourist expenditure grew by 3.34 % last year in the Canary Islands, according to the tourist Expenditure Survey released this week by the National Institute of Statics (INE). Spending in the Canary Islands was the second highest overall in Spain, at €12.859 billion representing 19.1% of the national total, behind Catalunya‘s €15.81b (23.5%), in first place

Man arrested for beating a small dog

Man arrested for beating a small dog

Policia Nacional agents have arrested a 26 year-old foreign man in San Fernando de Maspalomas

Open Doors Weekend Museum & Art Centers

Open Doors Weekend Museum & Art Centers

Museum and Art Centres across the island are offering free entrance all this weekend. 

Newsbrief: Puerto Rico pub credit card fraudster arrested

The Guardia Civil in Puerto Rico have resolved a case of a bank fraud in a pub in Puerto Rico, allegedly committed by a worker, who, after charging for a drink from a customer, paying with their credit card, then allegedly used the number and pin to make charges totaling to €1,705. The investigation was initiated on 21
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Canaries’ warmest January in 55 years

Canaries’ warmest January in 55 years

January was unusually warm and very humid throughout mainland Spain and The Canary Islands.

Canary Island Film location promotion

Canary Island Film location promotion

A new brand ‘Canary Island Film’ has been launched by the Government of the Canary Islands

Newsbrief: 3 women detained, including a minor, for several thefts in the south

Policia Nacional have detained three women in Maspalomas all of foreign nationalities and with police records on suspicion of multiple thefts in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana. Among those arrested was a minor, under 15 years old, who was placed in the custody of a relative.

The Canary Weekend Tips 5-7 February

The Canary Weekend Tips 5-7 February

Its about Almond Festivals this weekend up on the mountain in Tejeda and Tunte.  

Dog Park Opens in San Bartolomé de Tirajana

Dog Park Opens in San Bartolomé de Tirajana

The commissioning of the first dog park and dog agility circuit in San Bartolomé de Tirajana

Newsbrief: search for an open boat in the Atlantic continues

Salvamento Maritimo, sea rescue, have continued, in the early hours of this Thursday, the search of waters south of The Canary Islands for a patera (open b0at) that reportedly embarked from Cabe Bojador on Tuesday with about 49 people aboard. Reported by an NGO on Tuesday to have left from Cape Bojador, on the north coast of Western Sahara

Cyclist dies after suffering heart attack

Cyclist dies after suffering heart attack

A foreign cyclist, in his 60s, died yesterday when traveling on the GC-500 road near Taurito

False alarm: Shopping Centre Evacuated

False alarm: Shopping Centre Evacuated

Two suitcases without an obvious owner in the Atlantico Shopping Centre, in Vecindario

“The Titan” shooting starts on Gran Canaria

“The Titan” shooting starts on Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has once more become a film set, this time shooting “elevated Sci-fi”

Import and Export tariffs being reviewed

Import and Export tariffs being reviewed

The Canary Islands’ Government is considering raising the minimum exemption 

Newsbrief: Virtual Reality glasses to promote Gran Canaria

The Gran Canaria tourism board has signed a ground breaking agreement with Finnish tour operator Aurinkomatkat to promote the island through virtual reality glasses. Samsung Gear Vr will be available in all of its agencies starting from next winter. This new technological window will allow potential tourists to have 360-degrees 

Eligible to vote in the EU Referendum?

Eligible to vote in the EU Referendum?

British Embassy launches expat awareness campaign If you have been on the electoral roll 

Las Palmas house prices rose 6%

Las Palmas house prices rose 6%

House prices in the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, rose by a massive 6.01% year-on-year,

New San Bartolome de Tirajana Smart app

New San Bartolome de Tirajana Smart app

San Bartolomé de Tirajana has launched a new mobile application, aimed at making it 

Santa Lucia NO to circus with animals

Santa Lucia NO to circus with animals

Santa Lucia this week joined the Spanish municipalities who stand against circuses

Telde votes NO, with the circus in town

Telde votes NO, with the circus in town

With the controversial Cirkus Kaos having moved from San Bartolomé de Tirajana

Man arrested for selling pills tourists

Man arrested for selling pills tourists

Agents of the Polícia Nacional have arrested a 28-year-old, with no known police record

Newsbrief : New jobs and an improved Leroy Merlin in Telde

Leroy Merlin in Telde’s commercial area La Mareta, has undergone a €5 million remodelling. The investment in the 9,000 m2 home improvement store also created 20 new jobs. Leroy Merlin in Telde currently have 170 employees, most of them from that same municipality. As a company, Leroy Merlin say

Record Las Palmas cruise passengers

Record Las Palmas cruise passengers

The Port of Las Palmas closed the year 2015 having received 682,885 cruise passengers

Yellow advisory for Strong Winds

Yellow advisory for Strong Winds

A yellow advisory has been set for Saturday and Sunday on the island of Gran Canaria

Newsbrief: UD Las Palmas out from Copa del Rey

UD Las Palmas lost their second leg game in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals this week 0-1 against Valencia. Rodrigo scored a goal for Valencia 19 minutes in to the game. UD Las Palmas were playing at home and a goalless draw would have been enough to seal their progress to the Copa del Rey semi-finals.

Unfinished bus station in Playa de Mogán

Unfinished bus station in Playa de Mogán

The works on the main bus stop in Playa de Mogán have been at a standstill for months now

Carnival Season on Gran Canaria 2016

Carnival Season on Gran Canaria 2016

Over the next couple of months there will be so many Carnival celebrations going on across our 

Newsbrief: Over a million tourists visited in December

The Canary Islands were the country’s principal tourist destination in December, with 29.0% of the total foreign visitors to Spain, followed by Catalonia and Andalusia. The archipelago was visited by 1,007,633 foreign visitors, an increase of 0.2% over December 2014, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE)

The Canary Weekend Tips 29-31 January

The Canary Weekend Tips 29-31 January

Its here! Carnival season has started. Gran Canaria has a lot to offer during the next couple