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Travel/Tourism news & information for Canary Islands

Canaries takes out 'Covid protection' insurance for tourists to 'reassure visitors they are safe'
Travel/Tourism Wed, Aug 5, 2020

Canaries takes out 'Covid protection' insurance for...

IN A BID to attract tourists this summer, the Canary Island government has taken out a multi-billion insurance policy to cover holidaymakers' expenses if they contract Covid-19 whilst visiting. Applicable to...

Canarian president 'confident' UK will lift quarantine for region
Travel/Tourism Mon, Aug 3, 2020

Canarian president 'confident' UK will lift...

CANARY Island president Ángel Víctor Torres says he is 'quietly confident' the UK will lift its quarantine restrictions soon – for this region, at least. Recently, the British government announced that...

Wizz Air launches new Luton-Tenerife South route
Travel/Tourism Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Wizz Air launches new Luton-Tenerife South route

BUDGET carrier Wizz Air is the latest to announce a new route from the Canary Islands to the UK which could help fill the gap left by long-established package tour giant Thomas Cook, following its sudden collapse in...

Jet2 to open new base at Tenerife South
Travel/Tourism Tue, Nov 5, 2019

Jet2 to open new base at Tenerife South

BRITISH low-cost airline Jet2 has announced plans to open a base at Tenerife South airport, which will increase seats for passengers from the central regional terminal by around 330,000. During low season, about 200,000...

Visiting La Laguna in its 20th UNESCO year
Travel/Tourism Sat, Oct 26, 2019

Visiting La Laguna in its 20th UNESCO year

IT'S NOT just an easy destination for European holidaymakers seeking sunshine and superb beaches – although it is that as well, we can't deny it. But Spain is home to more UNESCO heritage sites than anywhere...

Ryanair may close three Spanish bases; staff announce strike action
Travel/Tourism Wed, Aug 7, 2019

Ryanair may close three Spanish bases; staff announce...

LOW-COST airline Ryanair is considering closing its bases in Tenerife South, Las Palmas and the Costa Brava, sparking industrial action among its staff. Due to Spanish labour legislation stipulating a minimum period of...

'Smelly plane passenger' was gravely-ill Russian musician
Travel/Tourism Tue, Jun 26, 2018

'Smelly plane passenger' was gravely-ill Russian...

A RUSSIAN musician thrown off a plane to Gran Canaria because he stank has died in a Portuguese hospital, according to the media in his home country. Andrey Suchilin suffered a serious, rare and life-threatening...

'Racist' passenger, 70, removed from aircraft by police
Travel/Tourism Sat, Mar 17, 2018

'Racist' passenger, 70, removed from aircraft by...

A PENSIONER has been removed from an aircraft for 'persistent racist comments' directed at a flight attendant, according to the Guardia Civil. The Binter flight from Palma de Mallorca to Tenerife North had not...

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