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Property owners in tourist zones urged to confirm their rights to residential use or risk losing it

This summer the Government of The Canary Islands passed into law their latest legislation surrounding tourist properties and tourism land.  Property owners in tourism areas remember well the chaos that ensued on the south of Gran Canaria a couple of years ago when San Bartolomé de Tirajana, the town hall…

Supreme Court ruling continues to tempt thousands of timeshare clients to file lawsuits for fraud

Two and a half years ago we brought you the exclusive story of the Ground Breaking Supreme Court ruling in favour of a Norwegian client, Tove Grimsbo, represented by Arguineguín based lawyer Miguel Rodriguez Ceballos (left) working with the English speaking Canarian Legal Alliance (CLA).   Today it seems Spanish language daily La…

Government Subdelegate to Santa Cruz de Tenerife “There is a link between microalgae and discharges”

“There is no doubt,” says the Spanish Government’s sub-delegate to the Canary Islands, for Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Guillermo Díaz Guerra, who was himself a health inspector, “There is no doubt that there is a link between the appearance of microalgae and discharges of untreated water” in statements being reported today “due to pollution, microalgae is…

Morocco challenges maritime frontiers of The Canary Islands, attempting to control the Western Sahara sea

On 6 July, the Moroccan Government approved a bill and a decree to delimit the maritime frontier of the Canary Islands and to bring under its control the waters off ​​the Western Sahara coast, a determination that a Moroccan government spokesman called “a sovereign decision of political character and with…

High Court declares Palmitos Park dolphinarium illegal, built without permits in a protected natural area

The dolphinarium at Gran Canaria’s Palmitos Park theme park, located in the protected Pilancones Natural Park, in the southern municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, is illegal. This was the ruling of the Second Section of the Administrative Litigation Room of the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands…

British couple ordered to pay costs to Thomas Cook after a false compensation claim on Gran Canaria

A British couple who stayed in Playa del Inglés have been ordered to compensate tour operator Thomas Cook after a judge in Liverpool (England) dismissed their false claim for illness suffered on their holiday at a hotel in 2013. The pair of scammers, Julie Lavelle, 33, and her partner Michael McIntyre,…

British announce plans to tackle tourist fake food poisoning claims

The British government are considering steps to try and stop the flood of bogus food poisoning compensation claims by British tourists visiting Spain who have already reportedly cost hoteliers more than €50 million and in the case of the Canary Islands claims are said to have increased by 1400% in…

12.5% ​​increase in foreign tourists visiting Gran Canaria in May

Gran Canaria recorded 243,000 foreign visitors throughout May according to the latest report from the Canary Islands Institute of Statistics (ISTAC), representing an increase of 12.5% (+27,000) when compared to the same period of the previous year, which saw 216,000 foreign visitors. The United Kingdom was the leading market of…

Gran Canaria water park project at last receives permission to channel El Veril

The Loro Parque group have at last been granted the long awaited urban license necessary from them to begin canalisation works in the El Veril ravine, on the south of Gran Canaria, where they plan to build Europe’s biggest water park, which will be similar in theme at least to Siam Park,…

Flying to Tenerife now cheaper than a day trip by bus from Mogán to Las Palmas

Since the announcement of the 75% travel discount for residents of The Canary Islands, which came into effect at midnight on Wednesday, bookings have gone through the roof on all inter-island routes, with the unusual comparison being proffered in Spanish language daily La Provincia that it is now cheaper to…

Lebensraum strikes back, water park project under fire

Nobody can, for the life of them, figure out what on earth is happening with the promised Siam Park Gran Canaria, that so long overdue water park project planned for the south of the popular sub-tropical holiday island, a project yet to break ground.   Despite repeated announcements of all…

Compensation claim fakes ordered average of 12 alcoholic drinks a day

Two Liverpudlian tourists who tried to sue Jet2holidays, by claiming they were ‘bed-ridden’ during their visit to Gran Canaria as a result of food poisoning, were, it has transpired, actually boozing throughout their stay, according to their hotel bill. The duo stayed at the Gloria Palace Hotel on the south…

President advises territorial report for El Veril

The Kiessling group continues to wait for the San Bartolomé de Tirajana Town Hall, writes Thaidi Llames for Spanish language daily La Provincia, to grant authorisation to channel the El Veril ravine, where they plan to build a water park similar to Tenerife’s Siam Park. The southern municipality has now…

Gran Canaria government say no more gas

Gran Canaria’s new Insular Management Plan (Plan Insular de Ordenación (PIO)), announced at the end of May, eliminates all regulations aimed at the further implementation of gas as a source of energy for the island opting instead for greater commitment to the development of renewable energies, such as solar, wind,…

Why is Maspalomas delaying water park?

It´s been a busy week with regard to El Veril and Siam Park Maspalomas with questions being asked about

TUI Holland chooses the Port of Mogán

The largest Dutch tour operator, TUI Holland, has chosen the picturesque village of Puerto de Mogán

DISA Renewable energy plan for islands

DISA Renovables’ say the company want a wind farm on each of the islands

False claims alarm Canary Island hoteliers

British tourist scams, encouraged by unscrupulous lawyers, making false claims of food poisoning

Canaries’ Government study Tuno plants

The Government of the Canary Islands have started studying the use of tuno fruit in juice

Int’l SPAR Congress Gran Canaria

Nearly 400 SPAR delegates from around the world have come to the island

Mogán Council close and fine four bars

In Mogán town hall on Tuesday an “extraordinary and urgent” plenary council session

Thomas Cook include Agaete for the 1st time

Tour operator Thomas Cook have included the municipality of Agaete for the first time

Newsbrief: Canarias registered the 2nd highest annual economic growth in Spain

The Canary Islands ended the first quarter of the year with a year-on-year growth in gross domestic product (GDP) of 3.7%, the second highest in the country, after the Balearic Islands (4.2 %). The Independent Authority of Fiscal Responsibility

Tender for 24 new Canary Islands routes

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sports of the Canary Islands Government