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The majority of sewage discharges are not properly authorised or controlled

After a week of debate as whether or not “microalgae” in the waters around Tenerife has been promoted through sewage discharges, it is worth understanding that a 2008 report by the Canary Islands Government Ministry of Environment, after inspections carried out by Civic Engineers Civica Ingenieros S.L., made very clear…

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…

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…

False claims alarm Canary Island hoteliers

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

Gran Canaria’s record tourist expenditure

Gran Canaria saw its highest recorded first quarter tourist spending in history 

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

More than 1m visitors to Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria received 383,000 international travellers in March, an increase of 4.2%

Canary Islands rents rose more than 6%

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

Tourist favourites on Gran Canaria in 2016

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

Newsbrief: The Canary Islands economy closed the 2016 financial year with an acceptable deficit

The Canary Islands closed the 2016 financial year with a deficit of €140 million, 0.33% of GDP, the lowest of all autonomous regions in Spain and 0.4% below the ceiling established for autonomous communities. According to the recently published national accounting data

Newsbrief: Las Palmas records best numbers of British tourists in the last decade

Gran Canaria’s capital, Las Palmas, this February recorded their best figures for overnight stays by British tourists and travellers from Great Britain since 2009. The city is currently seeing record numbers of travellers from the British Isles, which are the highest since the Instituto Canario started

Newsbrief : Tough flu season in the Canaries, as recorded flu deaths double

The winter flu season 2016-2017 has seen 140 hospitalised cases of confirmed influenza, of which 95,7% were virus A and the rest, virus B. Twenty-four deaths have also been reported, all due to virus A, with the exception of one case of virus B. Last flu season ended with 190…

Newsbrief: Registered unemployment falls in the Canary Islands in February

Registered unemployment numbers dropped in the Canary Islands by 1,874 people over the last month, February, which means 0.81% than the previous month, according to official figures, to stand at 229,900 registered unemployed (on the Paro) across all the islands, according to the Ministry of Employment

January tourism increases in Canaries

Tourist spending increased in January by 11.3% year-on-year throughout the Canary Islands

Spain’s main tourist destination in January

The Canary Islands were Spain’s most visited tourist destination in January

Newsbrief : Detected energy fraud almost doubled in the archipelago last year

Endesa, the electrical utility company, detected more than 62 million kilowatt hours (kWh) being defrauded in the Canary Islands last year. A result of more than 5,000 fraud cases that surfaced following inspections carried out. It is the energy equivalent to what the inhabitants of La Gomera consume

In January 11 drowned in the Canary Islands

Eleven people lost their lives in the Canary Islands in water-related accidents

Gran Canaria’s best ever tourist numbers

After receiving over 4.2 million visitors in 2016, Gran Canaria officially recorded

Nearly 15 million visit The Canaries

‘Islas Canarias‘ closed the year 2016 having been visited by 14,981,113 tourists

Best year for Las Palmas tourism recorded

2016 closed as the best year for Las Palmas tourism in recent history.

Gran Canaria airport’s 12 millionth passenger

Gran Canaria airport has made history by serving, for the first time ever, more

71 drownings in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands registered the most drownings in Spain last year, totalling 71

New Year’s Day drowning tragedy

A 65 year old Finnish bather has drowned in Playa del Inglés, Gran Canaria,

Intense Saharan Dust over Canary Islands

December 25 across The Canary Islands was marked by intense clouds of Saharan dust

Best cruise season ever for Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria had the best cruise season in its history in 2016

Las Palmas Travellers Choice Awards 2016

Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016, the very best of destinations chosen by millions