First Babies Of The New Year
The first baby of the new year was a baby weighing 3.31 KG and he was born in Tenerife at 15 minutes past midnight. Lanzarote’s first new baby was also a boy weighing 3.67KG and he was born at 02:13.
New Car Registrations Down 22% in 2019
There were 6287 new cars registered on the island in 2019, compared to 8051 the previous year.
President Highlights Two Big Tests For The Islands In 2020
President of the islands, Angel Victor Torres, used his New Year’s speech to highlight the two big tests faced by The Canaries in 2020 – Brexit and a potential economic slow down. He also talked about the loss of Thomas Cook, and the on going difficult financial situation faced by many businesses as a result and went on to say: “That crisis has served to make us more aware of our fragility, and the need to review our tourism model, but it has also shown the strength of our determination.”
Price Increase At Official Attractions
Prices have increased at the major tourist attractions like Mirador del Rio, The Cactus Gardens and Jameos del Agua from 1st January. The existing tariffs has been in force since May 2017 and were scheduled to be increased in mid 2018, but the Thomas Cook crisis meant the price rise was delayed.
Work Started On New Hotel In Costa Teguise
Work has started at the new hotel being built next to Sands Beach Resort in Costa Teguise. The initial phase of earthworks is under way and is expected to last 5 months. The hotel will be a five star with room for 709 guests.
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