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Tourist spend increases by 8% in the Canary Islands

International tourists have spent €4.644 million in the Canary Islands in the first five months of the year (2013), an increase of 8% over the same period of 2012, according to figures provided by the tourism expenditure survey Egatur, prepared by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.

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Delays for Gran Canaria beach weddings

Despite being welcomed and encouraged by most of the hospitality businesses in the south of Gran Canaria including hotels, tour operators and local businesses, the ‘Directorate General of Coasts’ or ‘Costas’ is still refusing to allow couples to be married on the beaches of the south of Gran Canaria.

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Fire in commercial centre in Playa del Ingles – Gran Canaria

In a second fire to affect a commerical centre in Gran Canaria, a fire is still not under control (as of 7.30AM this morning, Friday 14th June 2013) at Centro Commerical Metro in Playa del Ingles in the south of Gran Canaria.

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Unemployment continues to rise in the Canary Islands

Unemployment in the Canary Islands has risen by 538 people in May 2013, up 0.28% from the previous month of April 2013, becoming the only Spanish community (along with Ceuta and Melilla) to see unemployment figures rise.

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€1 million to promote tourism in Spain

Spain is preparing a €1 million advertising campaign to promote tourism in the country and will be targeting the UK, Germany and Russia with its campaign.

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Foreign tourist spend increases in the Canaries

Foreign tourists have increased their spend in the Canary Islands by 7% between January and April 2013 (compared to the same period in 2012), spending a total of €3.983 million while on holiday in the Canary Islands, according to a survey by Egatur published recently by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.

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Fire destroys premises at Yumbo Centre in Gran Canaria

Up to seven premises at the Yumbo shopping centre in Playa del Ingles in Gran Canaria have been destroyed by a fire that broke out in one of the venues in a fire that started at 08:20 this morning (Monday, 6th May 2013). No one has been injured in the blaze.

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Iberia Express to link Tenerife South with Mallorca

From the 1st of July 2013, Iberia Express will be strengthening its Canary Island connections during the summer months.

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Canary Islands lose 250,000 passengers in February 2013

Air traffic in the Canary Islands fell by 8.87% (249,672 people) in February 2013 when compared to the same month in 2012 according to data released by AENA.

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German tourism expected to drop in 2013

regional government in the Canary Islands is expecting to see decrease of 3% in tourists from Germany this year (2013) which is the equivalent of 80,000 less visitors to the Canary Islands.

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