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Consumers in Tenerife urged not to panic buy

Posted by dolly diver on June 11, 2008
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The Canarian Government is urging people not to empty shops of basic foodstuffs in anticipation of shortages in the next week.

As news of the effects of the hauliers’ strike continues to make the national and international headlines, the regional government insists that the situation is under control and there is no need for panic buying.

Reports yesterday indicated that one of the cargo ships that supplies the islands had been unable to load hundreds of containers at Cadiz due to the strike by lorry drivers, who are protesting at soaring fuel costs. However, the authorities stress there is no cause for concern and people who have started to panic buy are behaving selfishly.

Ferry repairs

Posted by dolly diver on June 4, 2008
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Fred.Olsen Express informs that from Monday 02 June 2008, the timetables on its lines La Gomera-Tenerife, La Palma-Tenerife y El Hierro-Tenerife, will be modified. The reason for this readjustment is the compulsory technical service to which the Benchijigua Express will be subjected.

Fred.Olsen Express plans to return to the usual timetable after Friday, 13 June 2008. Shown below are the provisional timetables that will apply from 02 June to 13 June:

For more information, clients can call the Information and Booking Office of Fred.Olsen Express (902 100 107), consult the Web www.fredolsen.es or call in at their local travel agency.

LA GOMERA – LOS CRISTIANOS – From Monday to Sunday: 07:45 – 10:30 – 16:30 – 18:30
LOS CRISTIANOS – LA GOMERA – From Monday to Sunday: 09:00 – 12:00 (MWFSun) – 13:30 (TueThur Sat) 17:30 – 20:00

LA PALMA – TENERIFE – From Monday to Sunday: 06:00 (Calling at La Gomera)
TENERIFE – LA PALMA – From Monday to Sunday: 20:00 (Calling at La Gomera)

TENERIFE – EL HIERRO – Monday – Wednesday- Friday and Sunday: 12:00 – (Via La Gomera)
EL HIERRO – TENERIFE – Monday – Wednesday – Friday and Sunday: 14:30 – (Via La Gomera)

Santa Surf Pro Junior

Posted by dolly diver on June 4, 2008
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Grade 4 ASP Junior Men’s Event
Tenerife Canary Islands
4 – 8 June 2008

Santa Surf Pro Junior to Start Tomorrow in Tenerife, Canary Islands

The Santa Surf Pro, an ASP Europe 4-Star Pro Junior event, will kick off tomorrow at the famous beach of El Socorro on the island of Tenerife in the Canarian archipelago. With 96 surfers ready to battle for the prestigious crown and consistent waves expected for the five-day waiting period, Europe’s best under-21 surfers will gather for the biggest event ever on the European Pro Junior circuit and try to seize the US$ 4000 winner’s prize. Read more

Press release from Siam Park – The Lost city

Posted by dolly diver on May 29, 2008
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Fun and adventures for the little ones.
Siam Park The Water Kingdom is full of rides and adventures for the whole family. The little ones will enjoy this unlimited fun play area designed specially for them. The lost City is an attraction consisting of a combination of multiple towers joined by bridges and nets, with waterfalls, slides and water games that make a real kid city where splashing and getting wet is simply a must. Kids and adults will become little adventure’s as they discover the secrets of the “Lost City” or get into a water gun fight. There’s a magic atmosphere running through waterfalls, fountains, water curtains and pools that are surrounded by lush vegetation to arouse children´s imagination.

The attraction’s design and its unique theme set it apart from any other in the world. Many sculptures inspired by oriental designs, mystical creatures, snakes, seahorses, elephants and monkeys, among others, have been used in its construction. Different materials and textures have been used with the intention of transporting children to the ancient Kingdom of Siam, in order to make their day at the park a full adventure. Up in the tallest tower of the lost city, the head of the monkey king, Hanuman, keep and eye on everyone to surprise whoever dare to discover him.

The Lost City includes a special place for the younger members of the family. Babies won´t have to look at the rest in envy, Siam Park has designed a special place for them, where they can safely enjoy slides and a pool in the company of their parents, brothers or sisters.

Security is Siam Park team’s first priority. The area will be under constant vigilance by lifeguards. The attraction will only have one entrance and exit point, allowing parents not to loose sight of their children. Water is renewed and filtered continuously to ensure it is fresh and pure. Slides will be restricted for kids over 1 m tall but all are welcome to splash to play to their hearts content.

Experts gather for renewable energies conference

Posted by dolly diver on May 29, 2008
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Dozens of experts from all over the world are in Tenerife for a 2-day conference which aims to explore market opportunities for renewable energies.

The conference was opened formally on Wednesday by the vice-president of the European Parliament and the president of the Tenerife Cabildo, which is co-hosting the event.

Delegates from countries as far apart as The Netherlands and New Zealand devoted the day to discussing the use of solar and win energy to mitigate climate change and combat the current oil price crisis.

Tenerife presented an innovative project to tap the island’s geothermal heat reserves thousands of metres underground to provide electricity for the island.

Source: news Canarias

Tenerife’s Tourist Board is capitalising on the popularity of Spanish tennis to advertise the island as a holiday destination.

The coverage by Spanish TV of the French Open at Roland Garros during the next two weeks is being sponsored heavily by the Tenerife Tourist Board, which features prominently in ads in commercial breaks.

 

The authorities are hoping Rafael Nadal, the biggest TV draw in tennis at present, makes it to his fourth Final in a row and thus ensure massive audiences for the advertising.

The sponsorship is part of a 4 million euro deal with TV to advertise Tenerife on Spanish screens during the coming months.

Winter flight deals from Jet2

Posted by dolly diver on May 22, 2008
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www.jet2.com  has launched a sale on winter flights to the Canary Islands.
The low-cost carrier is offering reduced one-way fares to Tenerife from £49.99.
Flights are available now and include taxes and charges.
Those looking to escape the typically gloomy British winter can make bookings “right the way through until March 2009″.
Travellers can make their way from Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle and Blackpool airports.
In an announcement on its official website, the carrier said: “If you like planning ahead and are looking to catch some winter sun then why not head to the Canaries with Jet2.com.”

 

 

By Matt Walker

BBC

 

Super-fast pilot whales off the coast of Tenerife have been observed sprinting after prey, likely to include giant squid.

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Giant cruise ship docks in Santa Cruz

Posted by dolly diver on May 12, 2008
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The world’s biggest 14-storey cruise liner, The Independence of the Seas, which was recently-christened jewel in the crown of the Royal Caribbean fleet, made its first ever stop in Tenerife and docked in Santa Cruz on Saturday with 3600 passengers on board and a crew of just over 1000 from 75 different companies.

A special reception was held in Santa Cruz to mark the ship’s maiden visit. The Captain said that the Canaries will feature prominently in the liner’s cruises for at least the next two years.

The liner then called into Las Palmas on Sunday before heading across to Lanzarote and up to Portugal.

A middle-aged man was refused a drink on a flight from Manchester to Tenerife. His response? To swear at airplane crew members. Their response? The pilot diverted the charter plane and forced the troublesome holidaymaker to disembark on a barren volcanic island off the west coast of Africa some 300 miles from his destination. Read more