This second part examines a means of stimulating inter-island tourism. Below we can see the load factors on the inter-island routes for 2013, also showing the maximum and minimum load factors recorded by month. Continue reading
The five main islands accessible from the UK and mainland Europe (Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Palma) offer very different experiences for those tourists who opt to do more than sit on the beach every day. Continue reading
This post examines the Spanish tourist market in the Canary Islands. As we would expect, the Spanish (Peninsula) market is of considerable importance to the Canary Islands although, as Figure 1 shows, the Peninsula is a more important to the tourism of some islands more than others. Continue reading
This post examines how British travel habits have changed over the last few years, in particular from 2006 to 2013 (September 2012 to August 2013 inclusive). The focus of the post is main holidays by air, assuming that only a small proportion of travellers will travel by car, train to the Mediterranean. Continue reading
After so many negative posts, it’s time to sing the praises of an establishment which has the best customer service that I have ever encountered. Continue reading
There is a good deal of talk about the environment and sustainable transport, but what does this mean in practice? In brief, I would suggest that it means encouraging people to use their cars less and to provide a higher quality level of public transport. In theory, such a move would reduce emissions and reduce town centre congestion, both laudable aims in themselves. Continue reading
This post examines how the Canary Islands in general and Lanzarote in particular has failed to follow Spain’s success in attracting tourism income.
This post examines the feasibility of success for Canary Fly, which commences operations between Gran Canaria and Tenerife on November 15th 2013 and also for a new airline (Islas Afortunadas Air) which proposes operating on this same route, starting early in 2014. Continue reading