Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria News - Local news and information for the Canary Island of Gran Canaria.

Gran Canarian acrobat makes it through BGT

Gran Canaria was represented last weekend on the UK TV show Britain’s Got Talent. Pole acrobat Saulo Sarmiento performed on stage in front of Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon, David Walliams and Amanda Holden. Saulo made it through to the next round of the competition, which could see him perform in front of the British Royal

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Man arrested on suspicion of burglary

Policia Nacional in Maspalomas in Gran Canaria have detained a 40-year-old man with initials after he was spotted jumping the perimeter wall of a villa. The man, who is understood to have a number of previous convictions, was arrested on suspicion of attempted burglary. He has now been remanded in custody whilst awaiting trial.

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Canarian airports report bumper traffic in March

Airports in the Canary Islands enjoyed a bumper month of March, with over 3.6 million passengers passing through the archipelagos airports. 2.5 million international passengers arrived on the island, an increase of 10%. Gran Canaria was the busiest airport last month, with Tenerife South in second place.

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Gran Canaria eyes Hungarian market

The launch of a new Budapest flight from Gran Canaria has given the tourism authorities on the island the perfect excuse to show the location off to Hungarian tourists. The local Tourist Board is hosting a visit this week by a number of travel agents, tour operator representatives and travel writers, who are accompanied by

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German tourism traffic surges recently

Tourism figures out this week have revealed that Gran Canaria has become the destination of choice for German tourists visiting the Canaries, after a third of them chose the island. Over 32% of German travellers chose Gran Canaria, making it the top place for German visitors. Numbers have also risen in the past months, with

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