CACT App Updated

CACT, who are responsible for Lanzarote’s 7 main attractions have update their mobile app. The app effectively acts as a personal tour guide to anyone visiting the centres, giving information and the background story to their construction, all in the user’s own language. The new version has been created based on feedback from users. Almost 10,000 people have downloaded it so far.

And Teguise Launch Their Own App

Teguise Ayuntamiento has launched their own app, which uses location to suggest places to visit in the municipality. The app is being promoted by the tourists centres giving away bracelets with a QR code which, when scanned, installs the app. We’ll try this over the next few days and report back on what it’s like.

Possible Strike By CACT Staff

The union of workers at Lanzarote’s centres of art, culture and tourism have called for an indefinite strike starting on 15th August. This came as a complete surprise to the tourism minister, who has arranged a meeting with all parties next week, in a bid to iron out the issues.

Yaiza And Tinajo Urge Cabildo To Increase Speed Limit On Cycle Ways

The two town halls have contacted The Cabildo to request that the speed limit of 50KMH be increased to 60KMH on the new “Vías Ciclistas” in the municipalities. These new cycle ways, on existing roads, have had the low speed limit imposed and supported with speed cameras. The request has been made because the councils feel the new limit is too low, and has pushed traffic onto other routes, leading to congestion.

Police Seize Fake Perfume And Make An Arrest

Local police in Arrecife carried out a routine traffic stop and discovered a van containing 400 packaged bottles of perfume. They called in Experts, who identified them as fakes. The perfumes have a value of around €32,000 at retail prices, and were destined for sale at markets. The driver, a 32 year old man, was arrested.

Unemployment Continues To Fall

The number of people registered as unemployed on the island fell once again in July, dropping to just over 11,000 people. That represents an 8.36% drop when compared to the same month in 2016.

New Artisan Market At Monumento Al Campesino

As part of the plan to revitalise the monumento, which has so far produced a new menu in the restaurant there and folk, dance and gastronomy sessions, local artisans and craft workers are being offered the chance to set up stalls to sell their wares. A maximum of ten per day will be permitted. Applications can be made through the centres central office in Calle Triana, Arrecife.