Posts Tagged ‘ Canary Islands ’

The wines of La Gomera

Feb 1st, 2018 | By

Spain has a long tradition of winemaking but many people think that the best wines are limited to the Spanish mainland. This isn’t necessarily the case. Take the small island of La Gomera in the Canary Isles.



Saturday snippets: 30th December 2017

Dec 30th, 2017 | By

In his last snippets of 2017, Adrian wishes all readers a happy new year



The Christmas getaway

Dec 22nd, 2017 | By
a Tenerife beach

Today is the supposed to be the busiest day of the holiday period as we fly, drive or catch the ferry.



Best value destinations

Oct 30th, 2017 | By

If you’re looking to wander frugally or save on a visit to pricier big-hitters, then our list of good-value getaways is the place to start



What’s hot: May 2017

May 1st, 2017 | By

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world right now



It’s the great getaway day today; BA strike is off

Dec 23rd, 2016 | By
beach at Playa Juanillo

As 12 million of us hit the roads today the good news is that the strike at British Airways has been called off by the unions since BA has submitted a new pay deal for consideration.



Saturday snippets: 20th of August 2016

Aug 20th, 2016 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

With the downturn of in the value of sterling, where Britons are holidaying is one of things occupying Adrian’s mind this week.



Don’t overlook La Gomera

Jan 24th, 2016 | By

The second smallest island in the Canaries – La Gomera – is nowhere near as well-known as its big neighbours of Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote.



Carnival time in Tenerife in 2014

Feb 13th, 2014 | By
a Tenerife beach

Tenerife is one of our most popular destinations. It is also a place where carnivals and festivals happen every month. To help those of you going here – in conjunction with the Tenerife Tourism Corportation – here is a list of what’s on and when this year.



The volcanoes of Tenerife

Feb 4th, 2014 | By
a Tenerife beach

Think of the Canary Island of Tenerife and what is your first thought? Probably a beach under a hot sun with maybe a cool drink to hand. But do you think of volcanoes?



Venture further in Fuerteventura

Oct 29th, 2013 | By

Anna-Maria found, despite her cynical persuasion, herself developing a certain fondness for this comparatively quiet, if somewhat bleak, Atlantic holiday spot.



A grand time in Gran Canaria

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By

Gran Canaria has a longstanding reputation as the place to enjoy year-round sunshine, fantastic beaches and lazy days by the pool, but recent years have seen the islands diversifying, offering much more than the average package tour. Anna Maria Espsäter goes in search of a holiday with a difference.



New Year travel trends from ThomasCook.com

Jan 6th, 2013 | By

4.5 million holiday searches since Christmas Day



Best value winter hotspots for British holidaymakers heading overseas

Dec 14th, 2012 | By

Save as they samba: British Pound 17 per cent stronger vs Brazilian Real compared to 12 months ago; that’s an extra £86.78 in holidaymakers’ pockets for every £500 spent



Christmas getaways to cost Brits a fortune – and that’s just for data

Nov 12th, 2012 | By

Sky-high roaming charges levied by the UK’s mobile operators could cost Brits taking Christmas holidays abroad, a small fortune



Best water park, best volcanic walk

Nov 6th, 2012 | By

Tenerife is one of the most popular destinations for British, Irish and indeed European tourists. Attracting people all year round, the island in the Canaries has just received the accolade of best water park in a grouping that includes both the USA and Europe for its Siam Park.



Launch of Travel Tots UK makes light of travelling with a baby

Mar 21st, 2012 | By

Travelling with children can be trying to say the least. Enter Travel Tots UK – a new travel service aimed at making travelling and holidaying with a baby that bit easier.



The great Christmas get away begins!

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By

We may be living in the worst economic crisis since the 1920s but that hasn’t stopped 4.25 million Brits from packing their bags and heading overseas this Christmas, with the peak travel days predicted to be today and tomorrow (Dec 22 and 23).



Happy Spain in Euroland

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

After a few years when the number of us going to Spain dropped, 2011 has seen a big return to our favourite destination. Up until the end of September, eleven million of us had been there which is up by not far short of a million over the year before.



Volcano watching in the Canaries

Nov 7th, 2011 | By

Some of you may be aware that there has been a volcanic eruption rumbling away near El Heirro in the Canaries since late July. Should we as visitors to the islands be concerned?
And therein lies a much more complicated answer than readers might like.



Hot Spots

Oct 12th, 2010 | By

The Canary Islands have long proved popular with Brits craving a quick blast of sun. CD Traveller gives you the low-down on where to sun yourself on four of our favourite volcanic islands