Newsbrief: Las Canteras beach in top ten beaches in Spain

Las Canteras beach , Las PalmasLas Canteras Beach, in Las Palmas, has been highlighted, in the Trip Advisor travellers choice awards 2016, as the ninth best beach in Spain. This popular beach in the capital is ranked high on the site, which is ​​based solely on public reviews.

The Hosteltur website also notes that Playa de Las Canteras is considered one of the best urban beaches in Europe, because it is part of the coast of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Its natural charms made ​​up of golden sand and calm waters along two kilometers beach, close to quality services and its proximity to streets full of life in the heart of the city highlight its uniqueness and chosen as a favourite for city break travellers looking for an all year round pleasant climate.

 


€4.475b+ Gran Canaria tourist spending 2015

Puerto de Mogan harbourGran Canaria was consolidated in 2015 as the island with the fastest growing tourist spending in the archipelago with an increase of 13% reaching €4,475 million, which is to say €515 million more than 2014.

The latest data provided by the Canarian Institute of Statistics (ISTAC) highlights that Gran Canaria has improved its tourist spending figures every year consecutively for the past six years and in 2015 managed to reach its highest growth in the last decade.

Since 2009, total tourism spending has grown 60% increasing by €1,600 million, from €2,800 million to €4,475 million last year. This increase is associated with an improvement of 16 % in the average expenditure per tourist, which has risen €170 during this period, from €1,028 in 2009 to €1,198 last year.

Average expenditure per tourist improved on Gran Canaria by 8% in 2015 standing at €1,198 on average per tourist visit, representing an increase of €91 compared to the €1,107 spent on average by each visitor  in 2014.

German tourist numbers were not only one of the highest, but were also the highest spenders with an average €1,343 per visit, which is to say €77 more than Nordic tourists who are the second biggest spenders with an average of €1,266 per stay.

As for the growth in average spending by countries, the United Kingdom and Ireland stood out above the rest with an increase of 22% confirming the progressive recovery of this traditional market, reaching in 2015 a historical record on Gran Canaria by contributing €718 million to the economy. The domestic market rose 24% and contributed €338 million, while the Netherlands with a 26% improvement and €236 million completed the group of countries that have increased their average spending the most on the island over the past year.


GC Moda Calida Bridal Collection Weekend

Moda Calida Bridal CollectionThis weekends catwalk shows for Bridal Collection start tonight in one of the three major events that form the annual Gran Canaria Moda Calida calendar.

The third edition of Gran Canaria Moda Calida Bridal Collection will put on display the latest wedding fashion and ceremonies trends, showcasing wedding and communion dresses from 16 designers, including some top players, domestic brands and for the first time, new talents from the sub-tropical island paradise of Gran Canaria.

The surroundings and gardens of Parque Doramas and Museo Néstor become the backdrop to bridal trends and the hottest ceremonies design, accompanied by the latest gastronomic suggestions, floral arrangements, accoutrements, make up and cosmetics among the many other facets that connect for a modern wedding.

Bridal Collection has set over 600 m2 in which 33 brands and suppliers will present the latest in honeymoons, venues, jewelry, headdresses etc. This exhibition is free admission all weekend. It’s located in the eastern corner of Parque Doramas, behind the Bodegón del Pueblo Canario. 

Opening hours Friday 18:00-21:30, Saturday 12:00-20:00 and Sunday 12:00-18:00  

Designers Arcadio Dominguez and Elena Rubio open the Gran Canaria Moda Calida Bridal Collection.