Tag Archives: economy

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

Two shopping mall plans for Puerto Rico

The Municipality of Mogán apparently closed the 2016 fiscal year with a budget

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

Norwegian to fly Gran Canaria to Americas

Norwegian airlines plan to fly to America from the Canary Islands. The decision

The new €50 banknote in circulation

The new €50 bank note, the fourth in the Europa series, came in to circulation on 4 April.

Canary Islands rents rose more than 6%

Rental properties in the Canary Islands, in March, averaged 94 square meters costing 

Cabildo’s ‘Transforma Gran Canaria 2017’

Cabildo de Gran Canaria has presented and launched an ambitious plan they’re calling ‘Transforma

Centre for Initiatives & Tourism on Land Law

Opinion Article by Fernando del Castillo y Benítez de Lugo, president of the CIT

Tourist favourites on Gran Canaria in 2016

Gran Canaria beaches were the main tourist attraction visited by travellers who chose the island

Gran Canaria at British travel agencies awards

Gran Canaria was one of the key reference tourist destinations at the ‘TTG Top 50