2019 Ironman 70.3 For Playa Blanca
The shorter Ironman race, the 70.3 took place last weekend at La Santa. In a shock announcement, the date was given for next year’s race – October 5th 2019, and at the same time a change of venue to Playa Blanca was made public. Mayor Óscar Noda was delighted “This is very good news for Playa Blanca and the municipality of Yaiza.”
Ryanair Leaves Passengers Stranded
The troubled airline cause more grief in Lanzarote this week when it cancelled its Lanzarote to Madrid and the return flight, at very short notice. A total of 400 passengers at either end were affected and were offered refunds. Many were unable to book alternative flights and ended up funding extra stays on the island and in Madrid.
Tourism Drop Forecast For Final Months Of Year
The Canarian Statistics Institute is forecasting a fall in tourism in Lanzarote for the final quarter, based on advance bookings. British visitors are expected to fall the most, with a prediction of a 7.9% decrease from Lanzarote’s largest market.
Vuelta A España Electric Cars Coming To Lanzarote
A tour of Spain in electric cars will pass through Lanzarote next week. The Vuelta a España is a tour of all of Spain using electric cars as a promotional event in the move towards zero emissions. The event started on 18th October, and the cars will pass through 16 Spanish provinces. They arrive in Lanzarote on 26th October. If you spot a car (White Kias, sign written with Vuelta a España) take a photo and share on Twitter or Facebook using the hashtag #eVuelta for a chance to win an electric scooter.
Puerto Del Carmen Strip To Reopen Next Week
The resurfacing work on the avenida in Puerto del Carmen is due to finish next week – a full month early. The road should reopen on Monday 22nd October.