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Monday, August 10, 2015

Why Tenerife Won’t Suffer the Magaluf Effect

Some British newspapers recently picked up on an interview with the newly elected President of the Canary Islands, Fernando Clavijo from La Laguna, in which he was quoted as suggesting the number of tourists visiting the Canary Islands could be limited and that the rising number of all inclusive packages should be controlled.

There was also a warning that if the Canary Islands continued to pursue mass market tourism they would suffer from the ‘Magaluf Effect’.

Before anyone starts worrying there could be a danger of being told ‘sorry amigo, we’ve reached our limit of holidaymakers for this month on Tenerife’, the British press reports are all a bit of a non story.



Why Tenerife Won’t Suffer the Magaluf Effect

Unlike so many journalists writing about the resorts, Pamela has not only actually been to Tenerife, she lived on the island for 16 years, for the majority of that time in a rural valley immersed in the local culture in a way that few outsiders have been privileged to do and gaining a wealth of knowledge about the island, its people, their customs, fiestas and celebrations that she is now able to share via this site. Fluent in Spanish, she also translated and reported for the various English-language newspapers.

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