Fred Olsen Express has presented a new system of tariffs comprising five options with different prices, services and conditions. They’re called Gold Class, Basic, Reduced, Mini, and Supermini. The Supermini offers discounts of up to 60%. It seems that the more flexible one can be, the more notice one can give of travel, and the more restrictive conditions one is prepared to accept, the greater the discounts available. The example given in C24H is of a 60% discount for a ticket bought a month in advance with no possibility of changes. This would mean that the Gran Canaria-Tenerife fare of €140,60 for a resident withREAD MORE

Central government is investing 67 million Euros in Tenerife between now and the expected recovery in 2013 to prepare the island for what it hopes to be a resurgence of tourism. The areas to benefit are the municipalities of Adeje, Santiago del Teide, Arona and Puerto de La Cruz. The monies will go towards renovations and new works, and will focus on beaches, walkways, gardens, motorway junctions to main tourist areas, and public areas in those locations. Adeje will get half of the money, 30.5 million Euros, because it is the municipality with the greatest number of tourist beds, being 46,283 compared to 40,324 inREAD MORE