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Photo: Madame Figaro. They expect British visitors will want to continue coming to Tenerife, and are seeking to protect the tourism sector in these islands from the effects of Brexit, but the strident chorus of “they need us more than we need them” is fading as Tenerife tourism authorities increasingly turn elsewhere to promote the luxury sector. The latest promotion is looking to France with a digital campaign to position Tenerife as an international luxury destination offering golf, gastronomy, “active tourism” with a focus on health and well-being. The campaign is handled by Tenerife Select, a new branding that has been created to promote luxuryREAD MORE

Updated 20 February: Tenerife now has its new Reina de Carnaval, Sara Cruz Teja, chosen last night as carnival queen from 16 candidates. She was wearing the fantasia Sentir (Feeling), designed by Sedomir Rodríguez de la Sierra and representing Alcampo La Laguna. All eyes now turn to tomorrow’s opening parade where Sara and her four Ladies in Waiting (the four runners up) will join groups, dancers, floats, and much more to welcome the carnival to its second half, the outdoor party that will now take over Santa Cruz for the next ten days. Updated 19 February 2020: Santa Cruz’ Carnaval has been taking place since theREAD MORE

Photo: Adeje Ayuntamiento. Adeje’s Easter passion play is full of drama and emotion, and this year’s preparations for the performance on Good Friday, 10 April, are already underway. Although some 300 actors take part each year, by far the majority of performers are residents in the municipality. And again this year, Adeje Ayuntamiento has issued a call for those who would like to be more than a spectator, and to take part in the Pasión. You can register in the Cultural Centre in Adeje between 8am and 10pm, or by phone to 922 756 246. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult whenREAD MORE

It was an utter smash this time last year, and this year it’s back, or rather its sequel is coming! Lion King 2: The Return of Scar will be in Los Cristianos auditorium on Thursday 30 April. The show starts at 7pm and tickets are now available online for €15. This stunning performance brings exotic dance, music, the African savannah, and a hugely famous storyline to Los Cristianos’ auditorium at 7pm on 30 April. Tickets costing €15 are available online HERE, but last time they sold out very very quickly … so be fast!READ MORE

Updated 16 February: Good news tonight for British residents in Spain with regard to the ETIAS scheme that is coming into force through the EU from next year. The EU has confirmed the following to Debbie Jayne, Admin of the Brexpats Spain group run by Anne Hernandez, in respect of the scope of application of the new regulation which will require all third country nationals to get an ETIAS permit before travelling into the EU if they have a Schengen visa exemption, as will British nationals. The EU has confirmed that this will not apply to British nationals who are legally registered as resident in Spain,READ MORE

Many locals were wondering last evening about the origins of a strong burning smell in the San Eugenio and Torviscas areas, and this morning Emergency Services have confirmed the cause. They say they were called out around 9.30pm to a fire on wasteland in Calle Finlandia behind the Exit Palace, just off the TF1 in San Eugenio. Bomberos extinguished the fire but sadly, a 69-year-old man was badly burned after the cave in which he was living was caught up in the blaze. He was initially taken to Hospiten Sur but then transferred to Candelaria Hospital where his condition is said to be serious.READ MORE