If the Canary Islands lift the self-imposed moratorium on building new hotels and tourist accommodation, they could generate up to 100,000 stable jobs within 10 years, according to a study by local think tank CATPE.
You see a lot of 'fried egg' symbols in long-term Gran Canaria weather forecasts. That's because it's almost impossible to be accurate more than a few days ahead; unless you just assume that it's going to be sunny.
Look west from Gran Canaria at the moment and you'll see Tenerife's Teide volcano covered in snow ad surrounded by the blue sky and the Atlantic Ocean. Feast your eyes on it, because the snow won't last long.
FEBRUARY 21, 2016: With the Gran Canaria highlands still covered in snow, it might seem silly to say that the recent patch of winter weather is over, but the forecast for this week is for sunshine in south Gran Canaria.