Medal Chance At Olympics For Lanzaroteño
Ray Zapata, a Lanzaroteño, has reached the Gymnastics Floor final after finishing 4th in his heat. The final takes place on Sunday 1st August, and as Cabildo President, Maria Dolores Corujo put it: “All of Lanzarote will be with him.”
Hotel Billing Climbs In June
Hotels billed more than €9 million in June, making it the best month by far this year, and more than both April and May combined. Around 40,000 beds were available on the island, and the average stay was 5.4 nights. An additional 9,000 staff who were on the ERTE scheme were taken back on by hotels and apartment complexes.
50 Flights In Last Sunday
As a sign of the continuing growth in tourists arriving on the island, a record 50 flights came into the airport last Sunday. The majority were from mainland Spain, and Lanzarote is enjoying a boom in national tourism.
12 to 15s Vaccinations Start
Vaccinations have started on the group aged 12 to 15 years in Lanzarote, with those in the 15 to 19 age group already well underway.
Test Requirement For Visitors From Mainland Spain Extended
The requirement for visitors from mainland Spain to the islands needing a Covid test for travel here, has been extended until 30th September. Anyone fully vaccinated against covid is exempt from the tests.
Inscriptions Open For Ironman 70.3
Athletes can register for Ironman Lanzarote 70.3 now. The event, which is a half distance version of the main Ironman competition, takes place on 19th March 2022.
Genome Sequencing Results
Data has been published on the genome sequencing that has taken place on the islands. Currently 48% of cases are Alpha (The Kent variant,) 7.6% Delta (The Indian variant) and 1.78% Beta (The South African variant.)
Yaiza Requests And End To Playa Quemada Fish Farm
The Ayuntamiento of Yaiza has asked the Canary Islands government not to renew the contract for the fish farm off the coast at Playa Quemada, which is due to run out on 2nd August. They point out that the original contract was given for fattening tuna, but that the farm is now being used to rear Sea Bream and Sea Bass. They are also requesting that an environmental clean up is conducted once the cages are removed. The contract has been in place for 20 years.
El Islote Opening Delayed…..Again!
The planned opening of the leisure complex at El Islote in Arrecife has been delayed yet again. It was due to open on the 29th July, but certain permits are not in place. It is expected that it will open in mid August.
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