15 May 2009

Gran Canaria ahead of the tourism race

Published in Living in Gran Canaria, News

This is going to be a tough year for tourism, but just waiting for things to improve is not an option for Gran Canaria. The tourism minister, Roberto Moreno has unveiled a innovative programme to keep visitors flocking to the island. Scandinavians have long seen Gran Canaria as the place to go for winter sun but Moreno wants to make sure they add summer visits to their must do list. "For the summer of 2009 there is an increase in airline seats from the Nordic countries, especially Iceland, Sweden, and Finland." The strong German market is continuing to do well but the Gran Canaria government is looking to attract new holiday makers from Poland and the Czech Republic. The tourism minister is working hard to increase flights from these new emerging markets too. The internet is becoming more and more important for potential holiday makers, and Gran Canaria is surfing high on the internet booking wave. The island has a high profile with its main website and a You Tube channel. Once people discover the delights of Gran Canaria, they will return time and again, it's good to see that the government are making sure as many people as possible make that all important first contact. By Cardenas News