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We attended the official Press release on Wednesday 18th September at the Cabildo and the following meeting in English & German at the Global Action office.

It was confirmed that letters from the following Travel Associations have been presented to the Spanish Government highlighting their concerns over the risk to tourism from the  oil exploration off the coast of Lanzarote & Fuerteventura. These countries account for 73.79% of the tourists visiting the Canaries this year.

United Kingdom: Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA); letter dated 21st March 2012

Germany: Deutscher ReiseVerband (DRV);  letter dated 29th November 2012

Switzerland: Association of Swedish Travel Agents and Touroperators (SRF); letter dated 24th May 2013

Norway: Norway Travel Industry Hovedorganisasjonen (VIRKE); letter dated 6th September 2013

Denmark: Danmarks Rejsebureau Forening (DRF); letter dated 29th August 2013

Finland: Association of Finnish Travel Agents (SMAL AFTA); letter dated 29th August 2013

Estonia: Estonian Travel & Tourism Association (ETFL); letter dated 28th August 2013

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There is a meeting at the Cabildo on the of 11th October for foreign residents with an interpreter. More details will be confirmed at the beginning of October.

If you haven’t already signed the petition and would like to add your name to the protest against oil exploration in the Canary Islands, you can do so online by visiting