Lanzarote News In Brief, Week 10, 2017

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Tourism Department Seeking to curb “Fake sickness” claims from British tourists

The tourism department met with the hoteliers association ASOLAN and the confederation of employers if Lanzarote this week to discuss the issue to “Fake sickness claims” made by British tourists, which are having an impact on hotel’s costs. It has previously been reported that agents, acting for “No win, no fee” organisations in the UK have targeted tourists to seek compensation after returning from holiday on the island for various sickness bugs. A Tourist Attention Minister will be appointed, supported by Guardia Civil investigators to look at future claims. It’s an issue which affects all of Spain, not just The Canary Islands, and the tourism department are seeking talks with the British government to try to find a solution-  read more »

Father's Day Collection At Chevere JR

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Jewellers Chevere JR, who have been hand making jewellery on the island for over 25 years have a new collection for Father’s Day.

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Father’s Day here in Spain is Sunday 19th March - different to many northern European countries, who celebrate it in summer. Here, we call it “Dia del padre."  read more »

Cinematic Music Night

The Starlight Openair Cinema venue in Puerto del Carmen are holding a Cinematic Music Night on Saturday 25th March 2017.

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Become immersed in the best music from 3 decades. Enjoy 70's 80's and 90's hits via HD headsets beside the Starlight Openair Cinema screen and dance until you drop!  read more »

Whats on in Lanzarote: May 2017

Here’s our What’s On information for events taking place in Lanzarote during May 2017. This page will be updated daily as new events are announced.

Please visit our Facebook album for larger versions of the posters included below.  

 

1 May: Ultrabike Lanzarote

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Second day of the IV Ultrabike Lanzarote mtb event.

7 May: Disco Night Urban Race

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The annual Disco Night Urban Race with distances of 5-10km and children’s races takes place in Arrecife at 21:00 on the evening of the 7th May. Registration and more information http://www.disconighturbanrace.com/  read more »

Another Record Year For Lanzarote Tourism

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2016, as expected, proved to be another record year for tourism in Lanzarote. More than 2.9 Million visitors came to the island, just over 10% up on the previous year, and an incredible 37% increase since 2012. Every year since 2012 has shown growth, with the last few years setting all time records.

About 60% of our visitors come here on package holidays, with the balance organising the elements of their holiday themselves.  read more »

Sunday Worship Lanzarote Celebrating 10 Years

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The team at Sunday Worship Lanzarote are inviting everyone to join them in celebrating their 10th anniversary.

The church which is registered as an interdenominational church is overseen by Joe Vasquez the Superintendent Pastor. Joe now lives in Fuertaventura and travels on the first Sunday of each month to lead the service and celebrate Holy Communion.  read more »

Lanzarote Job - Staff Wanted At Go Kart Track

Go Karting San Bartolomé is one of Lanzarote’s busiest attractions. They are looking to add to their team for the busy summer season.

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All positions are on contract and they are looking for:  read more »

Playa Blanca Carnival 2017

Playa Blanca will be celebrating their carnival weekend from the 24th to 26th March 2017.

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Here’s the full carnival programme for this holiday resort in the south of Lanzarote.

Friday 24th March

19:30 Opening of Carnival

A pasacalle (street procession) with batucada group Villa Pipol from the plaza de Nuestra Señora del Carmen along the Avenida Maritima until the harbour, returning along Calle Limonés and finishing back in the plaza.

20:30 Gran Gala Drag Queen

Performances from the best Drag in the Canaries supported by Ballet Dance Pop and presented by Techi Acosta, Dani Calero & Alejandro Bravo in the Plaza de Nuestra Señora del Carmen.  read more »

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