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Titsa Bus Company management criticised

Posted by dolly diver on July 1, 2008
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After the island’s Cabildo had to bail out Titsa Bus Company to the tune of €23 million last year, there are calls for a massive rethink.
Another €13 million was added to that figure from the regional government and Madrid, the total amount of public money used to keep the company operating has amounted to €36 million.

Critics say the company is over staffed and current routes are poorly-planned. TITSA was taken over by the Cabildo last year in a bid to streamline public transport provision in Tenerife following the entry into service of the tram link between the capital and La Laguna. The funding revelations call for changes at senior management levels in TITSA.

The ultra-modern tram system of Santa Cruz celebrates its first birthday today. The 21-stop link between Santa Cruz and La Laguna commenced on 2nd June 2007 and has carried over two million passengers since then.

It took 7 years to transfer the initial project from the drawing board to reality, as well as three years of actual road works, which caused the biggest ever traffic congestions for both cities and an uproar by taxi drivers claiming their living was being destroyed.

The tram system is a huge success and now few dispute the benefits brought by the tram, which is used by almost 50,000 people every day.

A one-month trial offering free wi-fi access to tram users is currently underway
The scheme is a joint project involving the Canary Islands Research, Society and Innovation Agency and Vodafone.

Four trams have been fitted with 3G broadband wi-fi routers initially, and it is planned to convert the rest of the fleet if the trial proves popular with the customers.

Work on a second tram line is under way and plans are being made to extend the existing one as far as Tenerife North Airport within a few years.

(21.4.08)
Price falls of between 2% and 6% have been seen, especially in the South.

Value It, the Santa Ursula based publisher of The Tenerife Property Price Guide, today releases the results of its survey of Tenerife property prices, showing falls in prices for the three regions of Tenerife, (the South and South East, the North, and the Metropolitan region).

During the last six months, property prices have fallen by 3,48% in the South and South East (from Candelaria around the coast to Santiago del Teide). In the North, prices have fallen the least, by 2,64%, and in the Metropolitan region (Santa Cruz, La Laguna, El Rosario and Tegueste) prices have fallen by 3,27%. When general inflation is taken into account (2,1% over the last six months) the real falls are 5.6% in the South, 4,7% in the North and 5,4% in the Metropolitan region.

John Gardner of Value It commented: “These are averages for these regions, and are based upon a survey of 6250 properties for sale. Within each region there have been greater falls in some areas and for certain property types, and a few areas are level with inflation or still seeing prices rise.

Puerto de la Cruz has seen falls below the average for example, while the falls in Adeje are consistent with the southern region as a whole. The answer for people looking to buy in Tenerife is thorough research and knowing the pricing trends in the areas and for the property types. There is no substitute if you want to buy well and protect your investment. For those thinking of selling they can work out what would be a good or competitive price to ensure that they attract serious buyers”.

Rain brings spate of road accidents

Posted by dolly diver on March 25, 2008
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Heavy rain in TenerifeYesterdays downpours in various parts of Tenerife caused a series of accidents main roads, seven of them within the space of an hour.

The heavy rain that fell during much of the morning caused problems on the ring-road outside La Laguna and on the TF-2 link connecting the two motorways.

In the south-east of the island, traffic was disrupted due to temporary flooding on stretches of several main roads, although no serious collisions were reported.

According to the Met Office intermittent rain is expected until Friday,

Disney on Ice – 2 extra shows

Posted by dolly diver on March 11, 2008
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Disney on Ice - snow white and the seven dwarfs

Due to huge demand for the Disney on Ice spectacular, two more shows will be added to the programme on March 18th at 4pm and 7.30pm.

The show will take place inside the Pabellón Santiago Martín (La Laguna), where the spectacular ice rink will be installed for the show to take place.
The shows’ time table are as follows;

March 14th 16:00 and 19:30
March 15th 12:30, 16:00 and 19:30
March 16th 12:30, 16:00 and 19:30
March 17 th 16:00 and 19:30
March 18th 16:00 and 19:30

Tickets for the shows range from €15 to €40 each and are on sale on the Internet at  www.elcorteingles.es/entradas and www.generaltickets.com/cajacanarias as well as in the Tres de Mayo commercial centre in Santa Cruz.

Disney on Ice brings an all American cast with the best ice-skaters representing famous Disney characters, such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Baloo, Snow White and Cinderella, as well as The Incredibles, set in a décor which copies Disneyland in the 1960s to the last detail.

The show is presently touring cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Malaga and Sevilla, ending its Spanish tour in La Laguna.

Tenerife welcomes the majic of Disney – on ice

Posted by dolly diver on February 18, 2008
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Disney on Ice
Tickets for the fantastic show “Disney on Ice” are on sale now, and can be acquired through El Corte Ingles or CajaCanarias (Caja Directa).

This spectacle will take place from March 14 to March 17, and over 40,000 spectators are expected to attend. The tickets cost between 15 and 26 euros, depending on the location chosen.

The show will take place inside the Pabellón Santiago Martín (La Laguna), where the spectacular ice rink will be installed for the show to take place.

The shows’ time table are as follows;
March 14 and 17 there will be two shows at 16:00 and 19:30;
March 15 and 16 will hold three, at 12:30, 16:00 and 19:30.

Disney on Ice brings an all American cast with the best ice-skaters representing famous Disney characters, such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, Baloo, Snow White and Cinderella, as well as The Incredibles, set in a décor which copies Disneyland in the 1960s to the last detail.
The show is presently touring cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, Malaga and Sevilla, ending its Spanish tour in La Laguna.

Get your tickets now to experience this wonderful Disneyland adventure which will thrill children and adults alike!