Canary Islands en Spain: A bit of good economic news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tourism revenues were up significantly in 2011 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Despite the trouble and strife around the world last year Spain&#39;s tourism industry recorded very solid growth. In fact it is because of the trouble and strife that Spain&#39;s tourist numbers went up by 8.1 percent.</p> <p> The political unrest across North Africa meant that European sun worshippers forsook Tunisian and Egyptian beaches for Spanish ones.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canary Islands egypt Home Ibiza Majorca Minorca Regions Spain Tourism Travel/Tourism Tunisia Europe Culture & Lifestyle Spain Europa Thu, 12 Jan 2012 15:33:22 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5687062 at Canary Islands forest fires force 4,700 out of their homes The Canary Islands are battling forest fires that have caused around 4,700 people to evacuate their homes. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canary Islands Morocco Science Spain Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:47:39 +0000 Talia Ralph 5715821 at