Canary Islands http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21018/all en Spain: A bit of good economic news http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/spain-bit-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="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/spain-bit-good-economic-news" 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 http://www.globalpost.com Canary Islands forest fires force 4,700 out of their homes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/120812/canary-islands-forest-fires-evacuations The Canary Islands are battling forest fires that have caused around 4,700 people to evacuate their homes. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/120812/canary-islands-forest-fires-evacuations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canary Islands Morocco Science Spain Sun, 12 Aug 2012 15:47:39 +0000 Talia Ralph 5715821 at http://www.globalpost.com