Tenerife hosted a record-breaking number of 116 national and international TV, film and photo shoots in 2016, 28 more than the previous year, according to the latest figures released by the Tenerife Film Commission. These productions, attracted by the island’s tax incentives and stunning landscapes, generated total revenues of €6.5 million.
Official figures released by the Tenerife Tourism Corporation show that the largest of the Canary Islands welcomed a total of 2,049,093 visitors from the UK last year – a 16.1 per cent upsurge compared to 2015 – and the highest number ever recorded.
Five-star hotel Jardines de Nivaria has just re-opened following a €13.5 million investment which has seen a comprehensive modernisation of the lush resort. Improvements include the refurbishment of all rooms, a brand new gym and the relocation of gourmet restaurant, La Cúpula, which now features panoramic views over the island’s coastline.
The latest figures from the Tenerife Tourism Corporation indicate that over 800,000 visitors from the UK travelled to Tenerife between January and May 2016, representing an increase of 20.8 per cent on the previous year. These statistics are all the more remarkable considering that 2015 saw a total of 1,765,216 visitors from the UK market, which already represented an uplift of 4.8 per cent on the previous year.
A British woman has died after falling from a balcony of a high rise hotel complex in Tenerife, according to reports.
Figures released by the Tenerife Film Commission reveal that a total of 88 local and international production companies chose Tenerife as the location for their shoot last year – 20 more than in 2014. Sixteen of these were from the UK, including the film crews of Doctor Who and The Only Way is Essex.
The Tenerife Tourism Corporation has unveiled a brand new slogan and the redesign of its traditional ‘X’ logo to accommodate the island’s new positioning, based on product specialisation. The ‘100% Life’ motto will replace the previous ‘Enjoy it all’” from now on, together with a more round shape of the word ‘Tenerife’ and an embossed ‘X’ which displays the shape of Mount Teide, the island’s natural gem.
Tenerife has been selected as the host venue for the next International Golf Travel Market, to be held on the island from October 5th-8th 2015. The event is the world’s most important meeting for the golf travel industry and each year brings together over 1,000 delegates and hundreds of media from all over the world.
Three British people were among five injured in an explosion at a poolside hotel bar in the Canary Islands.
Newly appointed Tourism Minister, Carlos Alonso, and Director of Tenerife Tourism Corporation, Miguel Angel Santos, have unveiled the popular holiday island’s new strategy for the next four years.
British travellers wishing to experience the Spanish island of Tenerife before they visit, or those wanting to savour the memories of their trip, can now do so on a new YouTube site which has been specifically created to entice first-time and returning UK holidaymakers to the island.