Fuerteventura will receive 6,7 million euros to improve the quality of infrastructure and tourist facilities

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The Spanish State and the autonomous government of the Canary Islands have signed on Saturday in Las Palmas, two agreements on cooperation in the field of tourism, on the occasion of the visit to the archipelago by the Spanish Minister of Industry, Tourism and Foreign Trade, Miguel Sebastian.

The first contract, worth 6 million euros per year funded by central and local governments, aims to strengthen the promotion of the Canary Islands destination abroad, said President of the Canarian government Paulino Rivero, adding the second arrangement (almost 42 million euros) is to improve the quality of infrastructure and tourist facilities in the archipelago.

With this latest agreement, he added, Gran Canaria will receive some EUR 10.4 million, followed by Tenerife (9.3 million), Fuerteventura (6.7 million), Lanzarote (6.6 million ) La Palma (3.6 million), La Gomera (3.4 million) and El Hierro (1.8 million).

For his part, Mr Sebastian told the press after the signing of these agreements, according to available forecasts, the increase in tourist arrivals in the Canaries in 2011 will be “more intensive” than that recorded in throughout Spain in 2010.

“The data we have are very encouraging,” he said, stressing that “the year has started well and we started in January with an increase of almost 5 per cent throughout Spain for what is International tourism, when the forecast is for 2 to 4 pc.

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