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Lanzarote Weather - Rain Next Week?

A few people have been asking us about next week’s weather, so we’ve done some digging to find out what the score is for you.

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First of all, an update on this week - it’s been glorious, blue skies no clouds and temperatures well into the 30’s - perfect autumn weather, Lanzarote style!  read more »

Lanzarote Jobs - Sales Representative

Al Cruz Canarias, a frozen food company is looking for a sales rep.

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They are currently looking for someone with a basic level and understanding of Spanish to work as a sales representative and delivery in the region of Costa Teguise and to start immediately.  read more »

Are Alpharooms In Trouble?

Update 20th October at 16.30

Breaking news is that Alpharooms has been sold to Truly Travel, as suggested yesterday. Hopefully this will result in a cash injection which will result in any outstanding customer issues with non payment of hotel bills being resolved very quickly.

It looks like the company will no longer offer flight sales. Over the last few days all references to selling flights have been removed from their website. 

Truly Travel are London based and own Teletext Holidays.

You can read more details and some financial information here:  Travel Weekly Alpharooms

Update 19th October at 13:30

Reports have appeared on Spanish Tourism website Preferente.com that Alpharooms are in negotiations with London based Truly Travel. The report suggests Truly Travel have until noon tomorrow in order to agree a deal, which might explain the silence from Alpharooms.

It goes on to mention “payment difficulties” in recent months and suggests a capital injection would remove doubts about the business.  You can read the full article here:  http://www.preferente.com/noticias-de-agencias-de-viajes/on-line/alpharooms-com-negocia-su-venta-al-grupo-britanico-truly-travel-262845.html

Update 19th October 13:00

This is an update that isn’t really an update! There’s simply no information coming from Alpharooms, and they are not responding to press enquiries.
It appears they are no longer offering flights for sale on their website.

From reading social media comments, it seems that some people’s hotel bills have now been paid, but more and more are coming forward on Facebook and Twitter with the same problem. Somebody called “Jake” is responding to many Tweets, but nobody is responding on Facebook.

Many comments from disgruntled clients on their Facebook page have been deleted, and their last actual post on Facebook was on 17th October.
Their last Tweet (other than responding to people) was also on 17th October.

We’re aware that some hotels are telling their clients that Alpharooms have gone into liquidation.

Money Saving Expert published this:   http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/travel/2016/10/alpharooms-hotels-not-paid


So far, there has not been any kind of statement from the company apart from the one posted to Facebook on 17th October blaming a technical issue and suggesting bookings had been cancelled in error. Neither ABTA nor ATOL have issued any information.

The hope must be that it was indeed a technical issue, and that they are now busy making sure everyone’s hotel rooms are paid for. But with all the rumours online, and with so many disgruntled and worried customers shouting about their problems, I just cannot fathom why the company has not issued a clearly worded statement telling everyone what is happening.


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We’ve had news from Lanzarote visitors this evening that they arrived on the island today, having booked their stay with Alpharooms, only to be told their accommodation has not been paid for by the travel website.

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Lanzarote News In Brief - Week 41, 2016

Jet 2 Issues Again

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A Jet 2 Boeing 757 bound for Lanzarote from Manchester had to circle over northern England to burn fuel before returning to Manchester with a technical issue. This if the 4th time in the last month that a Jet2 aircraft has had to return to base with a problem. The aircraft in this instance is 28 years old. The aircraft landed safely and passengers were transferred to another for their journey.  read more »

Walk The Rock With Lanzarote Retreats

This time of year is perfect for walking in Lanzarote, and an opportunity to discover those fabulous parts of the island you may never have seen, and to see the surprisingly abundant flora and fauna off the beaten track.

Our friends at Lanzarote Retreats have teamed up with Blackstone Treks and Tours to offer a week of fabulous walks in Lanzarote, combined with staying at the  amazing Finca de Arrieta from 26th November until 3rd December.

This package is only open to a small group of people and the walks are moderate intensity, avoiding the “official” routes to discover the real hidden Lanzarote, forged by the volcanic eruptions, and taking into account the history, culture and environment.

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Lanzarote Jobs - Overseas Rep And Airport Rep

Jet 2 Holidays are recruiting in Lanzarote.

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Jet2holidays are currently recruiting for a full time Overseas Representative and a part time Airport representative.  read more »


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