Lanzarote Remains In Level 1

Lanzarote, with all the other islands has remained at level 1 of Covid restrictions this week. The health department warned against complacency, and urged everyone to keep taking preventative measures. Although over 85% of the population is fully vaccinated, they continue to ask those who have not done so to come forward as soon as possible. Of the news cases in The Canaries over the last two weeks, almost three times as many are unvaccinated versus vaccinated, and of the people in ICU across the islands, 75% are unvaccinated.

New Iberia Aircraft Named Lanzarote

Airbus A321 Neo naming ceremony

Iberia’s newest aircraft, an Airbus A321 NEO has been named after the island, in a naming ceremony that took place at Cesar Manrique airport and that was attended by Cabildo President Dolores Corujo. The new NEO series is Airbus’s most environmentally friendly jet, and the aircraft will be making 14 trips a week between Madrid and Lanzarote with about 10% more capacity than the previous aircraft.

800,000 LED Bulbs For Arrecife Christmas Lights

Christmas in Arrecife promises to be spectacular this year, with installation starting this week of more than 800,000 LED lights, shaped as figures, arches and garlands around the capital.

Sixth Consecutive Month Of Business Growth

The number of companies registered in Lanzarote has grown consistently over the last 6 months, to reach a total of 4,686. This figure is still 375 below the pre-pandemic level, but is well up on the low point of 4471 at the start of the year.

Lanzarote Going To World Travel Market

A team from Lanzarote will be attending WTM in London next month to promote the island’s tourism offer to tour operators and travel professionals. The focus this year is “Lanzarote – A Unique Island.”

73 Flights In

Last Saturday was another big day for Cesar Manrique Airport when 73 flights arrived – 20 from UK and 11 each from France and mainland Spain – excluding inter island flights. Hotel occupancy for September was around 70% and that will increase substantially this month. A total of 120 flights came in over the weekend alone.

Sunbeds Back On Beaches In Puerto del Carmen

Sunbeds on Playa Grande this week

The sunbeds have finally returned to Puerto del Carmen’s beaches this week. They were being placed on Playa Grande on Tuesday and will reach the other beaches in the next few days.

In addition to the beds and umbrellas, the new contractor will be offering kayak and boogie board rental, installing wooden walkways on the beaches and putting the floating aqua park back into use.

“Huge” Winter Expected

Airlines have scheduled 4 Million seats to Lanzarote for this winter, which is 31% up on the same period pre- pandemic, as they try to meet the increased demand for winter sun. The largest market for the island will be from Germany, with 36%, followed by UK with 34% from the UK.

Survey Shows Most Popular Places To Visit

Promotur conducted a survey during 2019 to understand visitor’s preferences for places to visit while on holiday in Lanzarote. Overall, 98% rated Lanzarote as either “as expected,” or “better than expected,” with 88.88% saying they would return.

Here, in order, are the top 5 most visited place:

  • Montañas del Fuego
  • Arrecife
  • Jameos del Agua
  • Cueva de los Verdes
  • Jardin de Cactus

Queen Elizabeth Docks In Arrecife

Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth cruise ship docked in Arrecife this week, carrying around 1300 passengers, who were able to enjoy the island’s hospitality.

36% Of British Residents Have The TIE

Around of third of British residents in all of Spain have converted their old style EU residency to the new TIE for third country nationals. The British Embassy reminded British residents who were here before Brexit, that their old residency certificates are still legal, but that life is much easier with the new ID card, which contains biometric information and matches the standard style of card used by Spanish citizens.

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