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Autumn 2014 Lanzarote Tourism Figures

Christmas and the end of 2014 is fast approaching, it’s been a good year for Lanzarote and the Canary Islands.

Sun Terrace in Playa Blanca

We are extremely lucky to have very faithful tourists who return to their favourite island year after year. We’ve also benefitted from first time visitors wishing to holiday in a warm destination, without any concerns for their personal safety as in Turkey & Egypt. Thank you to everyone who has visited Lanzarote this year, please come back again soon!

Lanzarote and the Canary Islands had a drop in tourists last month, we just couldn’t beat the fantastic record set during November 2013, apart from this blip, it’s all positive news, here’s our recap over the figures for the last few months.

November

Lanzarote was down on visitor numbers in November, compared to 2013. The total of foreign passengers amounted to 167,332 during the month, which was 3,819 less than last year. The drop of 2.23% last month hasn’t dented the positive tourism figures for the island which have still increased significantly by 13.83% for the first 11 months of 2014.

The drop in visitors for November was reflected across the Canaries as a whole, which had a  read more »

Draft Regulation To Legalise Tourist Letting In The Canaries

News this week is that draft legislation has been drawn up to legalise private holiday letting in The Canary Islands. Please note that this is still a draft and is subject to change as the regulation passes through The Canarian Government before it becomes law. The process will take several months.

Beach

As you would expect, it’s a long and complicated document, but we’ve picked out the key parts of the draft for you:

Types of property that can and cannot be licenced

  • Only a “whole” property can be let, as opposed to a shared one. This excludes, for example,  read more »

Barceló La Galea Renovation

Barceló Hotels & Resort are investing 12 million euros to renovate the Barceló La Galea in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote.

Barcelo La Galea

The hotel will reopen in June 2015 under the new name of the Barceló Teguise Beach. After the completion of this project, Barceló will be just 2% short of reaching their 2015 objective to update their profile to provide exclusive four and five star hotel accommodation.

Barcelo Teguise Beach in constructionLa Galea conversion to Teguise Beach

As you can see from these images taken this week, the work to convert the three hundred and five rooms is already well underway to provide 4 star adult only holidays in Lanzarote from next summer. Located only 150m from the popular beach  read more »

LZ-2 Overnight Closure

From tonight until Friday a section of the LZ-2, the main road from Arrecife to Playa Blanca will be closed during the evenings for road works.

Macher roadworks

The closure will be in place from the roundabout at Mácher to the roundabout by the Instituto de Yaiza. Traffic will be detoured during the hours from 21:00 to 06:00.

The alternative route for traffic heading south is to take the  read more »

No Puerto del Carmen Santa Parade For 2014

The annual Santa Parade along the Avenida in Puerto del Carmen is not going ahead this year, unfortunately.

Santa Parade 2013  Batucada Band

The news will come as a disappointment to visitors as well as to the locals (ourselves included) who  read more »

Donate food for a free pass to Rancho Texas Park

For many years Rancho Texas Park has collaborated with the charity association Calor y Café, who give a helping hand those in need in Lanzarote.

Calor y CafeRancho Texas Park

The park want to deliver three tonnes of food to Sor Ana at Calor y Café to help families on the island this Christmas. In order to encourage residents to participate in the campaign, anyone who arrives with three kilos of food at Rancho Texas Park during the second and third weekend of December, will be given free entrance to the park.

The specific dates are  read more »

Lanzarote's Promotional Strategy & Marketing Plan for 2015

We were invited by Turismo Lanzarote to attend the Sociedad de Promoción Exterior de Lanzarote (SPEL) presentation of their promotional strategy and marketing plan for the island in 2015.

Hector FernandezSPEL presentation Gran Hotel

SPEL promote the island externally, working with our existing tourism markets as well as identifying and developing new ones. President of Lanzarote, Pedro San Ginés stated that the island will exceed 2,400,000 tourists in 2014 and that Lanzarote led the occupation indices throughout the country during the month of August, during his welcoming speech at the Gran Hotel in Arrecife on the 2nd of December.

The President also mentioned that it was necessary to strengthen the existing promotional campaign for tourism products such as the European Sports Destination, Saborea Lanzarote, Destino Sostenible & the Lanzarote Film Commission; before handing over to Héctor Fernández, the CEO of SPEL and Lorena Miranda, the Marketing Director of Turismo Lanzarote, who were responsible for presenting the results of the promotional plan executed during 2014 and outlining the marketing plan for 2015.

Turismo_Lanzarote_UK_2013

Undoubtedly the United Kingdom is a very important market for Lanzarote, we received 959,513 visitors from the UK during 2013, which equates to  read more »

Promotional Posters in Puerto del Carmen

The Tourism Department in Tías have launched a new promotional campaign to publicise the attractions of Lanzarote along the Avenida de las Playas.

Puerto del Carmen Information PostersSnorkel Poster Puerto del Carmen

Lanzarote is due for a record of 2.4 million tourists this year, of which approximately 1.2 million opt to stay in the holiday resort of Puerto del Carmen. Around 50,000 visitors a day walk along the promenade in this resort, the council wanted to improve the tourist information available in this area in a direct manner, that was attractive and with impact.

The new promotional campaign has  read more »

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