news from the island

Tuesday January 23, 2018Features

HOT COMPETITION Tourism Threat Of Red Sea Revival

Brits are being lured by cut price deals to Egypt Turkey and Tunisia according to media reports....

Thursday January 4, 2018Features

JUST THE TONIC Cheers For Lanzarote’s First Boutique Gin

Ave del Paraiso, Lanzarote’s first homegrown boutique gin brand, has just hit the market...

Wednesday October 25, 2017Features

SQUAT THRUST Property Occupations On The Rise

Squatters are every homeowners worst nightmare - but enforced property occupations are on the rise on the island, according to local authorities....

Wednesday October 18, 2017Features

ROOM SERVICE Hoteliers Clean Up At Chambermaid´s Expense

How much is your chambermaid being paid to clean your room? According to a BBC report it could be as little as €1.25.....

Sunday August 6, 2017Features

STRAIN IN SPAIN A Holiday In Other People´s Misery?

Spain is starting to creak under the weight of 75 million tourist visitors a year - are the cracks starting to show in the Canaries too?