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2014-07-18 04:21:15

LONDON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - A 7 day journey with 7 illustrators from 7 different countries to discover the essence of the 7 beautiful Canary Islands - The illustrators will share their journey on the onthedraw.travel website and social media as a log book of their experiences The Canary Islands Tourism Board has enlisted the help of 7 renowned illustrators from 7 different countries, including UK artist Steve...

2011-04-15 02:00:00

MANCHESTER, England, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online travel agent On the Beach has revealed that holidays to the Canary Islands are becoming increasingly popular with their customers. They have seen a significant rise in visits to Fuerteventura, Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria in 2011. Alistair Daly, Marketing Director of On the Beach, comments: "In the past few months we have seen a surge in visits to these islands -- we believe this was prompted by the poor winter...

2009-08-24 14:10:40

They gracefully swim through the complete darkness of submarine caves, constantly on the lookout for prey. Instead of eyes, predatory crustaceans of the class Remipedia rely on long antennae which search the lightless void in all directions. Like some type of science fiction monster, their head is equipped with powerful prehensile limbs and poisonous fangs.Accordingly, the translations of their Latin names sound menacing. There is the "Secret Club Bearer" (Cryptocorynetes) or the "Beautiful...

2008-10-31 15:00:19

An Air Europa airplane was able to successfully land next to a beach on the Spanish holiday island of Lanzarote after overshooting a runway, officials say. A spokeswoman for the airport in the city of Arracife said all 74 passengers and six crew members were safely evacuated following Friday's incident on the island in the Canary Islands, The Guardian said. "The aircraft came off the runway. No one was hurt," the unidentified spokeswoman said. An Air Europa spokeswoman blamed the...

2008-09-22 15:00:28

By Katy Holland If you're stuck for somewhere to run away to this half term, may I suggest the Happy Islands, better known as the Canaries. They're the perfect retreat for families desperate to escape the gloom. Perhaps a peaceful rustic mansion set among citrus trees is what's needed. Casa El Morro in Lanzarote (0117-942 8476; i- escape.com), is a converted 18th-century hideaway in a volcanic setting: perfect for winding down, yet close enough to quaint villages and beaches. Or you can...

2008-08-12 09:01:06

By John Lichfield As a novelist, Michel Houellebecq has long been the enfant terrible of French literature. As a film director, according to initial reactions to his first movie, he is simply terrible. Several film critics walked out of a showing of the first full- length film written and directed by Houellebeck at the 61st Locarno movie festival. Others giggled or made rude remarks. Houellebecq, perhaps sensing a hostile audience or perhaps just unpredictable as usual, failed to turn...

2008-07-16 18:00:28

THREE more flights have been added to Cardiff Airport's summer timetable for those looking for a late August getaway. Travel operator Thomas Cook has put on more flights to Arrecife in Lanzarote, San Antonio on Ibiza and Marmaris in Turkey. Frank Pullman, managing director of Thomas Cook Airlines, said: "Holidays abroad have proven to be as popular as ever among those who have chosen to travel from Cardiff International Airport. "With an aircraft based at the airport, it has enabled...


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