Netflix Production Filming At Playa Chica
Filming has continued on the Netflix production, “Welcome to Eden,” this week, with cast and crew shooting on Playa Chica beach in Puerto del Carmen.
US Military Exercise North Of Lanzarote
The United States sixth fleet, including the aircraft carrier USS Dwight Eisenhower are carrying involved in a military exercise off the north coast of La Graciosa currently. The squadron includes missile destroyers, fixed and rotary wing aircraft and about 5,000 personnel.
Teguise Market Re-Opens
The Sunday market in Teguise re-opened last weekend with 80 stalls. Stalls are being allocated on a rota basis at around 50% of the usual number. About 1500 visitors enjoyed the market.
Rain Statistics For 2020
Lanzarote had rain on 34 days in 2020, with a total of 67.2mm, continuing a pattern of very low rainfall that has lasted since 2105. The year with the most rain so far this century was 2005, when 211mm fell, with 49 days in total with rain.
Unemployment Reaches High At End Of 2020
Lanzarote finished 2020 with 19,872 people unemployed, an increase of 8665 from the same time in 2019. Almost 16,000 of the total are in the services and hospitality sector, with Arrecife, Tias and Yaiza the worst affected areas of the island.
Foreign Residents Increase
The number of foreign residents in Lanzarote increased in 2020, and they now make up 23.59% of the island’s population and a total of 36,750 people. The number of British citizens has been steady at 6,400, while Italians have increased to 4,200 and Germans decreased to 2,200. Tias has the highest rate of foreign residents at 39.41% closely followed by Yaiza with 38.97%.
Airline Incentives From Tourism
The tourism department has announced plans to give incentives to airlines in order to recover route capacity in the months of April and May 2021. Up to €500,000 has been made available, with each airline being able to earn an additional €80,000. Up to €4 per seat over 15% of their 2019 passengers volume will be paid.
Tractor Service Available
Teguise’s tractor service for landowners has been made available again. Anyone in the area who requires land to be mechanically ploughed can contact the ayuntamiento to arrange the free service, which is part of Teguise’s commitment to KM0 gastronomy.
Arrecife Market Re-Opens
The weekly produce and clothes market in Arrecife will re-open this Saturday from 0800 until 1400.
Playa Blanca Harbour Extension Opening November
Work on the harbour extension in Playa Blanca, which will allow cruise ships to dock, and move the ferries out of the fishing and pleasure boat harbour, is now 85% complete, and is expected to open in November. Work started in June 2017 and has been consistently ahead of schedule. The new harbour will allow for medium sized cruise ships to dock safely.
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