The Cabildo of Lanzarote and the Canarian Government in favor of continuing joint strategies for tourism promotionSubmitted by Lynsey on 17 August, 2011 - 09:26
The Deputy Minister of Tourism, from the Government of the Canary Islands, Ricardo Fernandez de la Puente, held a meeting in Lanzarote with the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Astrid Pérez, in order to continue advancing in the planning of strategies to promote tourism between the two institutions . The meeting was also attended by the director general for Planning and Tourism Promotion, Rita Hernandez, manager of Promotur, Maria Mendez, Managing Director of the Tourist Board of the Cabildo of Lanzarote, Héctor Fernández Manchado.
The most popular swim across the Canary Islands takes place in the stretch of sea between the islands of Lanzarote and La Graciosa, called "El Río", within the Marine Reserve largest area of Spain.
It has become a must for lovers of swimming in open water, many swimmers congregate in order to unite the two islands. The goal is located on the dock of La Graciosa. This is the only inhabited island of the archipelago Chinijo Islands, and the most northeastern of the Canary Islands.
This environmental heritage is a unique ecological area of great scientific interest for its volcanology and landscapes. Its biological richness in endemic species and marine dunes and golden beaches and primitive constructions of the streets make this an idyllic spot.
The LBA is a non profitable organization who are trying to help improve life in Lanzarote, help tourism, lobby for the changing of laws and regulations. The LBA has high expectations for those who work with the association. It is a high pressured job with high expectations from its volunteers and workers. The people that work with the LBA work on a self employed basis.
The LBA is not a company or a business.
On 15th October 2011 there is a "Fun Run" of 6km, going from the Arrecife Gran Hotel to the turning point in the urbanization La Concha, passing back to Arrecife, to return to the finish line. Thes best bit is that the finish line is located on the top floor of Arrecife Gran Hotel and you have to run up the stairs to get there - no lifts allowed!
It is a must for lovers of sport that invites you to enjoy "La Marina" Arrecife.
The Fun Run is aimed at people of over 16 years old, however children will have a smaller run 2km and 1km without the hotel stairs.
Registration on-line from www.lanzarotedeportes.com.
Contact Phone: 629 811 169
E-mail: jose.v.bueno @ terra.es
The Aparthotel Paradise Island, which for years has occupied a plot of the Municipality of Yaiza private sports courts and mini golf, has launched a new project by asking the Ayunatmiento of Yaiza to lease them more land to build a "theme park" that includes a water park. At an extraordinary and urgent planning session, which the opposition complains that the Ayuntamiento of Yaiza called last night and did not give any data or documentation, the group of government gave the green light to this initiative.
"Yaiza approved the initiative presented by a HL chain hotel in Playa Blanca, which provides for the preparation of a green area adjacent to a resort hotel located in the residential plot of Montaña Roja. It will be a play area and outdoor sports, like a small theme park. "
The air traffic controllers' strike in Germany is expected to affect 70 flights to the Canary Islands and Lanzarote is in particular due to suffer.
The strike that GDF controllers' union has called for Germany on Tuesday could affect about 70 scheduled flights between Germany and the Canary Islands. As reported by Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA), the islands that could be most affected by the strike will be Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.
Of the Canarian airports, the two easternmost islands are those with greater frequency of flights from Germany. Thus, Lanzarote has scheduled 13 departures and 13 arrivals to this country. Fuerteventura, meanwhile, has scheduled 12 arrivals and 12 departures.