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Mar 18

El Hierro sets world record in its bid to go totally green

For 18 consecutive days, all of its electricity was supplied by hydroelectric power and it has already exceeded the goals set by the European Union for 2030. El Hierro is the smallest of the Canary Islands with just 268 square kilometres and a population of just below 11,000. That hasn’t stopped its big ambitions. In the year 2000, it was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and is aiming to be the first island in the world to be supplied entirely by renewable ener-gies.
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Mar 18

Dragon tree to attract new Chinese market to Icod de los Vinos?

Icod de los Vinos wants to project its tourist image on the international scene to promote the natural, ethnographic and heritage values of the city in the powerful Chinese market. For that, the Department of Tourism has held several meetings with officials of the Chinexita platform, a multinational company with representation in Madrid and offices in Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai to project tourism and introduce the destination of Icod de los Vinos in the country Oriental.
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Mar 18

Another milestone year for Puerto with best tourist data in ten years

Puerto de la Cruz closed 2017 with the best tourist data of the last decade, new figures have confirmed. The main sector of the local economy has consolidated the recovery and obtains enco-uraging data that strengthens the tourism policy carried out by the council. This is the result of the latest Barometer of Profitability and Employment of Spanish Tourism Destinations, pre-pared by Exceltur. It shows an improvement with an inter-annual variation in the average income per available room (RevPar) of 10.5 per cent, standing at 54.1 euros, almost twice as much as in 2010.
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Mar 18

Get active and join Adeje’s new hiking programme

Adeje has opened subscriptions for its new programme of hikes and activities to promote an active lifestyle. The events are organised through the Department of Citizen Participation presid-ed over by Zebenzui Chinea Linares and go under the title of “Adeje Convivencia 10”. It aims, through the walks, to publicise the value of the natural environment and its necessary protection, as well as promoting an active leisure in which coexistence among people is also encouraged.
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Mar 18

New footbridge in use within next few weeks

Arona council has placed the central structure of the new accessible footbridge of Avenida Chayofita in Los Cristianos. It is hoped the footbridge can become operational within the next few weeks. With a surface of just 20 metres on each side with respect to the two footbridges that were on this road, the new pedestrian crossing replaces both structures, which the council felt gave a significant negative visual impact on Los Cristianos, as well as a potential source of insecurity.
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