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Increased security at Tenerife`s Airports

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HOLIDAYMAKERS coming to Tenerife will need to be patient this summer after new security checks were introduced to airports.  A new terrorist threat has resulted in passengers being given spot-checks involving electrical equipment. If your mobile phone, laptop, ipad, ebook or even your electric toothbrush appears “dead”, you will not be allowed to board your [...]

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New King crowned today in low-key affair

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The new King poses with his daughters Spain’s first royal transition since the restoration of democracy in the mid-70s takes place today with Prince Felipe taking over from his father King Juan Carlos, who formally abdicated at midnight last night. Felipe becomes King Felipe VI in a ceremony that will be a low-key affair at the [...]

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Holiday lets: are you tuned up for the 2014 season?

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HOME-OWNERS in tourist hot-spots in the Canaries and mainland Spain should be preparing their property now if they wish to benefit fully from the 2014 holiday rental market. But beware: there could be paperwork to sort out. Rules governing holiday lets are now controlled by regional governments in mainland Spain, meaning owners who do not prepare in advance [...]

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Hard up?? We own 2 homes

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CANARY Island families may be better off than official figures denote, because a whopping 11% of household owners have a second home! Figures out this week suggest that the advancement of the middle classes is faster than thought. According to an official report by Survey of Income and Living Conditions 2013, a total of 90,006 Canarian families [...]

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Chinese investors eye Tenerife

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A sizeable group of pominent Chinese businessmen has been given an opportunity to examine investment opportunities in Tenerife by the island authorities, who are hopeful that the visit will produce ‘substantial outcomes’. The businessmen, members of the Aigo Entrepreneurs Alliance, have been given tours of a number of areas under the “Why Tenerife?” initiative, which [...]

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Water sports centre grows in stature in Playa San Juan

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The Municipal School of Water Sports at Playa San Juan is proving an outstanding success. In the last three years alone, around 1,000 people have registered in the different disciplines offered. These include diving baptisms for schools, summer camps, Christmas and Easter camps, two annual regattas, courses and activities for adults. Guia de Isora’s councillor [...]

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FATHER AND SON DIE IN TENERIFE DROWNING TRAGEDY

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According to the emergency services, the father, aged 48, tried to save his 18-year-old son after he fell into the sea at the Los Barqueros beach in the northern town. The alarm was raised by witnesses who rang police to say that both men were in difficulty in the choppy waters. Rescuers managed to recover [...]

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TRAM AIRPORT EXTENSION

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The trams currently operates two routes, one from the capital to La Laguna and other linking two large residential areas to feed into the main route, but plans have always been on the drawing board for a 3.2 kilometre extension to the airport, provided funding is available.  The airport stretch is one of two being [...]

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Currency Market update 20th March 2014

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Thursday 20th March, 2014 UK News UK unemployment stayed at 7.2% in February according to an ONS report yesterday morning, as those claiming jobless benefits fell by 34,600. The data was released as the Bank of England published the minutes of its March meeting, where MPC members voted unanimously to maintain the central bank’s monetary [...]

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Property Prices in Tenerife

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BIRDS EYE VIEW OF THE MARKET   Even though it seems an age ago since we entered the worldwide recession there are still mixed feelings of whether we are now back on the road to recovery or still slipping deeper into the abyss?? From a rather lengthy survey of prices over an 8 year period [...]

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