From The Editors Desk

18th July 2014

1PIt’s arrived!!! The season of “no parking spaces” and an influx of children enjoying our beautiful beaches.

Don’t forget there are only two weeks left before most of the government offices close for the whole of August. Any legal paper work that is urgent you are advised to get to the lawyers before then. Also, although it makes no sense, there is also reduced emergency cover at local towns. August is the time the Spanish take their holidays away from the island.

The tourists arrive, the locals disappear!!

Fuerteventura logic?

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Local News

  • Local News

    British Airways is to offer flights to the Canary island of Fuerteventura for the first time in 10 years from December 13. The new service will operate twice a week, year round from Gatwick, with hand baggage-only fares from £69 one way. Flights will operate on Wednesday and Saturday.

     

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  • The 2014 Fuerteventura Kiteboarding World Championship

    The biggest sporting and tourism event of Fuerteventura enters its final stretch. The 2014 Fuerteventura Kiteboarding World Championship Windsurfing starts this Friday, July 18, on the beach at La Barca (Pajara) until Saturday, August 2. This edition gets the slalom windsurfing, so that both disciplines will compete in slalom and freestyle. There are 127,000 € in prize money.

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  • Tapas Trail Winners

    The winners were announced at the Barcello Hotel on Saturday. Casa Marcus was the winner of the “best restaurant”. Kactus café, Corralejo , for the best cheese tapas.

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  • Opening soon "Exodus"

    Production of 20th Century Fox, which ultimately entitled Exodus: gods and kings, opens on December 12. On the official website, the production had already put up in recent weeks photos of the film whose exteriors were filmed from October to January in Fuerteventura.

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  • Oil prospecting

    News that oil prospecting off the Balearics may be banned following a negative environmental report has been declared, “Pure dynamite” by the Canarian President Paulino Rivero.

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  • Tapas Trail

    The ten finalists in the categories of hot and cold tapa have been chosen from those customers that covered at least 40% of the route. The selection was made on Thursday. The final decision of the jury will be announced on Saturday Barcelo Corralejo Bay

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  • Airport statistics.

    Traffic was up by a healthy 8% compared to June 2013 and, of the total, just over 1.55 million passengers were foreign (up nearly 10% compared to a year ago).

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  • Fuel leak emergency landing.

    The Air Europa flight from Barcelona requested permission to land in Lanzarote just after 6.30pm. The emergency led two other flights to be diverted to nearby Fuerteventura and several other planes were ordered to remain in a holding pattern above Lanzarote until the Air Europa plane had made its rapid descent.

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  • Sale time

    Shops across the Canaries kick off their annual summer sales with fingers crossed that the boost in trade will help save their year. Although 2014 is proving better than last year, shops say they are still not out of the woods yet in terms of day to day trade and the 2-month summer sales are crucial for increasing footfall and clearing stock.

     

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  • King Felipe VI

    King Felipe VI and his wife Letizia head to Rome for their inaugural foreign visit but the choice has angered those who believe that, at a time when the need for a royal family is increasingly questioned by Spaniards, the new monarchs should have taken the opportunity to break with tradition and distance themselves from the country's religious past.

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  • Mobile phone call costs

    1st July brings good news for tourists using their mobile phones when on holiday in destinations such as the Canaries. Under eagerly-anticipated new EU rules, data downloads, calls and texts cost significantly less than yesterday and holidaymakers will receive less of a bill shock when they return home after their summer stay.

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