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Travel/Tourism news & information for Gran Canaria

'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...

British holidaymakers arrested for homophobic taunts
Travel/Tourism Wed, Feb 21, 2018

British holidaymakers arrested for homophobic taunts

THREE British tourists have been arrested in Gran Canaria for constantly insulting a gay couple on their flight from East Midlands airport. The accused holidaymakers, aged between 25 and 28, made homophobic comments...

Passenger ferry heading for Tenerife crashes in Gran Canaria port leaving 13 injured
Travel/Tourism Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Passenger ferry heading for Tenerife crashes in Gran...

A FERRY carrying 140 passengers from Gran Canaria to Tenerife crashed into the pier in Las Palmas port last night (Friday) due to a 'technical fault'. The crash happened just after the ship, the , had set sail...

Bomb hoax forces emergency landing of Las Palmas-Warsaw flight
Travel/Tourism Sat, Dec 31, 2016

Bomb hoax forces emergency landing of Las Palmas-Warsaw...

A FLIGHT from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria had to make an emergency landing in Prague last night (Friday) due to a bomb scare. Enter Air flight ENT1536, which was heading for the Polish capital Warsaw, touched down in the...

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: “Stop using our beach to promote other islands”
Travel/Tourism Tue, Sep 22, 2015

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: “Stop using our beach to...

LAS PALMAS de Gran Canaria has asked the regional tourist board to stop using photos of its most famous beach to promote other islands as holiday destinations. “You're confusing potential tourists,” says city...

180,000 expected to visit beach Nativity scene
Travel/Tourism Fri, Dec 5, 2008

180,000 expected to visit beach Nativity scene

Seven artists from five different countries have sculpted the biggest ever Nativity scene made out of sand on Las Canteras beach in Las Palmas. It was inaugurated yesterday by local Tourism councillor, Aday Ruiz and the...

Travel/Tourism Mon, Nov 19, 2007

Iberia crew leaves drunken passengers behind

An Iberia flight from Madrid to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was delayed for nearly two hours last night owing to the drunken behaviour of a large number of the 153 passengers. Their unwillingness to obey even the...

Travel/Tourism Fri, Dec 10, 2004

Las Palmas to host world golf tourism fair

The international association of golf tour operators confirmed yesterday in Estoril that Gran Canaria will host the world golf tourism fair next year. The president of the Canary Islands´s delegation, Juan José...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Apr 21, 2004

Cargo ship suffers engine room fire 90 miles off Gran...

An 86 metre cargo ship sailing under a Panamian flag, is being towed to La Luz port in Las Palmas after suffering an engine-room fire during the early hours of Tuesday morning ninety miles off Gran Canaria. The fire was...

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