Taking up the role today, de Clerck will oversee strategic direction and daily operations across the 459-key resort, while strengthening reputation across its exceptional leisure facilities.
Carnival Corporation has announced an agreement with the Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife to be the first concession-holder to operate the Canary Islands’ newest cruise terminal.
As Tenerife seeks to move away from its hedonistic reputation, Carlos Alonso, president of the island, gives Breaking Travel News details of how he plans to refashion the tourism industry by 2030. Speaking at World Travel Market in London, he also tells us how important the UK is as a source market for the destination.
A new five-star all-inclusive hotel is set to open under the new Fantasia Bahia Principe brand on the Canary Island of Tenerife in November.
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.