Why You’ll Love the Latest Ingane Yami Charity Golf Tournament

Here at Tenerife Magazine we are passionate about supporting positive causes, such as charitable organisations that are doing important work. One such charity is Ingane Yami Children’s Village located near Durban in South Africa. Their fantastic mission statement is to rescue children, rebuild families, restore lives, release leaders. 

 

This amazing charity is closely supported by Pearly Grey Ocean Club, who help to raise funds through the generous donations from the staff and guests. Over the years those working and staying at the resort having formed a strong interest in helping Ingane Yami provide support to as many children as possible.

While there is still much to do in South Africa for underprivileged children, the vital work that the charity does is a huge step in the right direction. Another very important way that Pearly Grey helps to raise funds for Ingane Yami is through the annual charity golf tournament.

The first tournament was run back in 2010 and it is now we have the 9th edition of this tournament for you to look forward to. If you’ve never played in the tournament before we can guarantee you will love it and of course if you’ve taken part in previous  years, you know you can expect a brilliant day. Since 2010 the tournament has grown and grown in popularity and status, now being one of the most eagerly anticipated on the Tenerife golf calendar.

 

While of course this is a competition, it is all in good spirit to support a great cause, so while everyone who enters is playing to win, it is also a lot of fun for all involved. The tournament will once again be held at the beautiful Golf Costa Adeje course in the south of Tenerife. As it will be held on June 23rd there will be almost guaranteed gorgeous sunny weather so remember to bring sun screen!

During the day there will be a selection of great snacks and drinks. Then, following the tournament, there will be a delicious lunch and a raffle and auction with some absolutely fantastic prizes on offer! This is definitely one golf event you do not want to miss out on. Not only will it be a whole lot of great fun, but also raising money for an excellent cause. All funds raised are donated to the Ingane Yami Children’s Village.

For many years Ingane Yami have been making an incredible difference in restoring hope into the lives of children who at one time were all faced with seemingly hopeless situations. They help to provide accommodation, education, and support so that the children that they care for can go onto leading lives full of opportunity. Ultimately, through taking part in this tournament you

difference to the lives of these children.

For more information and to book your place follow this link: https://www.pearlygrey.com/inganeyamigolf2018/ or please email: golf@pearlygrey.com

Tenerife Magazine is proud to be a Media Partner of this tournament.

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Why Tenerife is the Perfect MICE Destination

When people think of Tenerife, the largest and most populated island of the Canary Islands, a picture of beaches, sun and palm trees will more than likely spring to mind. Of course this beautiful island is one of the best places in the world to visit if you’re looking for plenty of sun, sand and sea. What many probably don’t realise though is that Tenerife is also the perfect MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) destination!

But isn’t this just a place to head to for topping up your tan and lounging by the ocean or hotel pool all week? In short, no! Undoubtedly there are those that travel to Tenerife specifically for a relaxing week of sunbathing, but the island has so much more to offer. For starters there is a large population (almost 900,000) with a large number involved in a whole host of businesses, a substantial amount of which are not simply related to tourism, unlike smaller travel locations.

Tenerife has many excellent features which make it stand out as one of the best MICE destinations in not only Europe, but the world:

Excellent Connections/Transport

The island has superb connections, with two modern international airports (Tenerife South and North). These serve a variety of different airlines with direct flights to most major airports across Europe at very affordable prices (especially out of peak holiday travel periods). There is also the possibility of direct flights to the United States in the near future.

In terms of transport within the island, there is a reliable, frequent and cheap public bus service, many affordable private airport transfer companies and a number of different competing international car rental companies. There is also a well-maintained, modern road system including a highway between the North and South, making travel within the island fast, safe and convenient.

Wide Variety of Top-Quality Accommodation

Due to the millions of tourists that visit Tenerife every year, there is a huge range of top-class accommodation across the island, with excellent facilities. These include large hotels and resorts, to smaller boutique hotels and private accommodation which can be found in almost every area of the island, in both popular urban locations and more secluded rural spots.

The dated perception of Tenerife is as a no-frills destination, with low-price places to stay, but lacking any real quality. This is very far from the truth though, as although there is accommodation to suit those on a lower budget, there are many luxurious hotels and resorts to suit business travellers, such as the stunning 5 Star Hotel Suite Villa Maria located in La Caleta, Adeje.

Superb Venues

Across the island there are a whole host of superb venues suitable for either smaller more intimate conferences and gatherings, such as for your work team, or larger scale venues perfect for bigger exhibitions and events. Many of the best hotels and resorts such as Hotel Suite Villa Maria have top class conference areas, with all the facilities you will need for a high-end event.

For larger scale exhibitions such as trade shows, there are modern, wonderfully designed and maintained venues such as the Magma Arte & Congresos centre which is used for a variety of different cultural exhibitions throughout the year. This is a uniquely designed building excellenly suited for really adding a special feel to an event.

Amazing Activities and Attractions

Tenerife has some beautiful beaches, but as a destination it is so much more than just these. Across the whole island there are incredible things to see, do and experience which will really make a corporate trip stand out. There is breathtaking natural beauty such as Mount Teide and Teide National Park, the incredible Masca Gorge, the stunning cliffs of Los Gigantes and the gorgeous Anaga forest to name a few.

There is also a real mixture of different architectural styles dotted around, from the ultra modern in the newer resorts, to the older and more unique buildings to be found in the many picturesque towns across the island. With the well maintained road system and excellent availability of rental cars, most of these are fairly easily accessible.

As well as all these fascinating places to explore and discover (both natural and man-made), there are also a huge number of brilliant activities and excursions to be tried out such as sea-kayaking, whale and dolphin watching, paragliding, tree top walks and zip-lining, water parks, helicopter flights and much more!

Beautiful Climate

Although clearly the beautiful climate in Tenerife is by no means the only amazing feature of the island, it is hard not to be impressed by the bright blue sky and warm sunny temperature almost the entire year round. With an average annual temperature of 23°C and barely a grey sky in sight, any time of year is the perfect time to arrange meetings, conferences or exhibitions in Tenerife.

It is not without merit that the climate in the Canary Islands is described as the best in the world. It rarely gets too hot in the summer and hardly ever too cold in the winter, instead seemingly blessed with an eternal spring like climate. This means you will see people strolling around comfortably in shorts and t-shirt almost any day of the year. This makes Tenerife ideal for outdoor events such as music concerts and festivals.

Perfect MICE Destination

As you can see, Tenerife is the perfect MICE destination and is far from the typical stereotype of a cheap, beach destination with little more than sun, sand and sea. This is an island filled with potential and growth. If you would like more information about hosting your next meeting, conference or exhibition in Tenerife, then make sure to contact us here at Tenerife Magazine. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Spectacular ‘Children of the 80’s’ night out at the Hard Rock Hotel with Kym Mazelle

As well as beautiful beaches, amazing weather and a stunning natural landscape, Tenerife also has an excellent nightlife scene with plenty of parties across the island. One party that is always guaranteed to please the crowds though is the spectacular Children of the 80’s show, a monthly event at the stunning Hard Rock Hotel Tenerife in the south of the island. The hotel opened last year and has proven to be hugely popular with it’s super cool music vibe, great location, excellent facilities and awesome events.

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Tenerife Magazine was invited to attend the Children of the 80’s show last Saturday which we were very excited about. We had heard very good things about this event so we were definitely looking forward to going ourselves, to see if it lived up to the hype. We can say for sure that if you decide to go to one of these nights at the Hard Rock Hotel you will not be disappointed!

There was an amazing atmosphere with a huge crowd, a massive stage with brilliant dancers, bright colourful lights and 80’s style decoration, streamers and confetti, and CO2 cannons blasting out smoke which looked super cool!

To kick off the night there was the talented DJ trio Dream Team Reload who played a huge selection of classic club and dance tunes such as Madonna, Michael Jackson and Bon Jovi. The crowd went wild for almost every song with lots of dancing, hands in the air and smiles on everyone’s faces. There were so many well known artists being played, that the hours quickly passed, with everyone having a great time.

Once the main act of the night, Kym Mazelle arrived onstage, you might have thought everyone would be tired after all that dancing, but definitely not! They were all ready for the 1st Lady of House Music and two time, Grammy nominated artist to start belting out classic songs such as Young Hearts Run Free. Kym didn’t disappoint and put on an amazing show, to end another awesome Children of the 80’s night on a massive high! Everyone is now looking forward to the next event on Saturday 8th April. Kym Mazelle has set the bar high and will be a hard act to follow!

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International Environmental Film Festival May 2016

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FICMEC presents its eighteenth edition

The event will take place from 24 to 30 may in Garachico

15th the eighth edition of the International Festival of environmental film of Canary, Ficmec, was presented today in the noble Hall of the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife.

It will take place from 24 to 30 may, in the surroundings of the roundabout in San Francisco and in the old convent of the same name, in the municipality of Garachico. Note that the slogan of the poster for this year is ‘Time to think’, the work of designer Adán Navarro.

José Luis Rivero framed insular Corporation support for the cinematographic event in Tenerife 2030 project, and highlighted three key points in it: on the one hand, Garachico as a model of cultural management that leads to the development of its citizens; creativity as a leading factor of sustainability; and third, such creativity as important pillar to improve the quality of life of the people.

For his part, the director of the Festival, David Baute, highlighted the increase in the number of days of celebration, which are five to seven, as well as the realization of a novel activity, the ‘Ecocrea’ event, which is aimed at students, who will elaborate different parts with recycled material in their reference centres.

Within the programming of this new edition of the Festival will be held, also, a Conference on Volcanism, “Vulcanalia”, which will be coordinated by the Chair of geology Telesforo Bravo of the University of La Laguna, on 24 and 25 May. They will have a comprehensive film programming, lectures and workshops given by international experts; as well as different parallel activities such as geological areas of volcanological interest-guided tours.

The Mayor of Garachico, Heriberto González, thanked the support of the public and private institutions in the celebration of the Festival, and said that “it has been a salutary lesson for the revitalization of the economy of the municipality. Therefore, the commitment to culture is a success”. Announced, also, that “City Hall is working on three pillars from the environmental point of view: the adaptation of infrastructure, training and tax Ordinances”, and stressed “the leading role our neighbours playing in this event”.

The jury of this year will be composed by Mónica Fernández-Aceytuno, dissemination of nature in press; Ignacio Carballo, director of the festival de Cine de Gijón and

member of the Uruguayan Academy of letters, arts and Sciences; and snow King, Manager of corporate communications at Ecoembes.

The International Festival of environmental film of the Canary Islands has the sponsorship of the Cabildo de Tenerife, del Gobierno de Canarias, Foundation CajaCanarias, La Caixa Foundation, and cable car of the Teide.

Thus, the Foundation CajaCanarias, Alberto Delgado, President stressed the commitment of the Council for culture, and said that “this year has made an important effort”. The director of the center of institutions of the Fundación La Caixa, Fragoso Antonio, described the Festival as an international event “that linked well with the line of our Foundation of preserving the defence of the natural environment, as well as the dissemination of the culture and the science”. And to the director general of ropeway of the Teide, Ignacio Sabaté, “is admirable commitment of the municipality of Garachico, in the direction of the festival and his team”.

The bases to introduce films, which opened in mid-January, are available on the website ficmec.es.

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Cecilia Navarro, The Queen of Tenerife Carnival 2016

She won the sceptre with its Fantasy “White sand desert”.

Cecilia Navarro, won the title of the Queen of the Carnival of Tenerife 2016 last night. The suit was created by designer Daniel Pages.

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Gala Election of the Carnival Queen was devoted to the theme chosen this year, – the 80’s. One of the highlights of the act was the interpretation of different songs from the golden decade of pop music by members of the carnival groups of Tenerife.

Following the coronation of the Gala Queen yesterday, the party hits the streets tomorrow, Friday the 5th of February. After the tour, the festival begins in the streets of the city, with the music in different scenarios across the centre of the capital and the local bars, full of dressed up people ready to have a wonderful time to the sound of the music.

Other essential dates are first Carnival Day (Sunday, February 7), the Gran Coso Apotheosis (Tuesday, 9), the Burial of the Sardine (Wednesday 10), and the second Carnival Day (Saturday 13).

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Christmas and New Year message from Carlos Alonso, the President of the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife 

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, December 16, 2015

 

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a star or a bright light that shines. Every year, around this time, the Star of Bethlehem guides the way that each of us chooses to follow. If we stray off the path, either we stop or go back a few steps – no one will do it for us. Sometimes the light is hidden behind thick clouds, the night turns dark, the road becomes more difficult and we risk falling. But when the sky clears up, the glow becomes even brighter and everything looks much clearer.

In the Cabildo, the clouds over the years have made us tread more carefully: we have had to hold on tight so as not to fall and everyone has pitched in to push forward many projects. It has been a period of economic hardship for many families and for this public administration. Fortunately, we are beginning to see the starry sky again and the way ahead is becoming easier.

In 2016 the Tenerife Government will have the necessary funds to advance steadily. We can invest in people’s needs, promote job creation and undertake major improvements to our roads.

But undoubtedly the most exciting project of this New Year is the one that has to do with the training and preparation of our young people. Tenerife 2030 offers our children the shining stars they need so that each year they will find their way without fear of the dark. Empowering them with the tools of knowledge, it will enable them to face the future without stumbling.

Keeping any eye on those who are our future means not losing sight of our primary responsibility.

May the spirit of Christmas always shine brightly and may the sum of our good intentions become an inspirational light to guide us into the New Year.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

 

Carlos Alonso

President

Tenerife Government

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State Visit will celebrate close royal and historic ties between the United Kingdom and Spain, says British Ambassador Simon Manley

The British Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, has welcomed the announcement of a State Visit to the United Kingdom from the 8th to the 10th of March 2016.

“The British government is delighted that Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain have accepted the invitation from Her Majesty The Queen,” said Mr Manley.

“This State Visit will celebrate not only the long and deep royal and historic ties between our two countries, but also our strong relationship as partners in the European Union, NATO and United Nations.  We enjoy close connections in terms of culture, trade, investment, security and defence. This is an opportunity to celebrate and deepen those links.”

This is the first State Visit by King Felipe and Queen Letizia to the UK. They will stay at Windsor Castle. The programme will be announced in due course.

The last State Visit was when King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia visited in 1986.  HM Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh returned with a State Visit to Spain in 1988.

Since then the Spanish and British royal families have paid a number of formal visits to each other’s countries. In 2002, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia attended the annual Order of the Garter Ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, including a dinner at Windsor Castle given by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

In 2011, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall paid a three-day official visit to Spain that was hosted by Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia. A few weeks later Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia attended the wedding in London of Prince William to Catherine Middleton.

The British and Spanish Royal Families are directly related through the marriage of Alfonso XIII of Spain to Princess Victoria Eugenia, known as Ena, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, in 1906.  Victoria Eugenia is the great-grandmother of King Felipe.

Today, the United Kingdom and Spain are close partners in the EU, NATO and United Nations, among numerous international organisations; and cooperate together through the UN Security Council, of which Spain is a current member.

The two countries are also major partners in trade, worth a total of 40bn GBP in 2014, including British goods and services worth 14.6 bn GBP exported to Spain, and imports from Spain to the UK worth 26.1bn GBP.

Spanish companies have invested heavily in the UK’s open economy, including Santander, which employs more than 20,000 people in the UK; Iberdrola, which owns Scottish Power; and Ferrovial, which operates Heathrow and three other airports.

Nearly 300,000 Britons are registered as residents in Spain and 15 million visitors came from the UK last year, whilst an estimated 131,000 Spaniards are resident in the UK and two million visited in 2014.

The UK and Spain will also enjoy a major cultural connection next year, which will mark the 400th anniversary of the deaths of two of the countries’ most famous writers, William Shakespeare and Miguel Cervantes, who both died in April 1616.

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Tenerife oil wins the top Golden Grand Oliva prize

Contest of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Today, Monday the 30th of November, the council has given prizes for the contest I Extra Virgin Olive Oil. An event which aims to promote the production of olive oil to produce a quality product with added value for marketing.

The vice president and insular counsellor of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Jesus Morales, highlighted the “high quality” of the oils are produced on the island, “with some 40 hectares devoted to this crop and 100,000 kilos of production.”

Morales insisted that this competition responds “to a commitment by the Corporation island with industry to promote the consumption of this product commitment” and has advanced that a new edition of the competition next year in collaboration with the Government of the Canary Islands will be held.

The director of Canarian Institute of Food Quality (ICCA), Jose Diaz Flores, said “we cannot compete in quantity, but in quality” and has shown willingness to move forward and “improving the promotion and marketing of our oil.”

Award Winners

An extra virgin olive oil, produced by the Cooperative Society Cumbres de Abona under the trademark Oleoteide, won the first edition of the competition organized by the Cabildo. This product-a mixture or blend of oils from arbosana varieties (80%), Arbequina (10%) and koroneiki (10%) – has achieved the highest distinctions of the contest, the Great Golden Olive, accrediting him as the best extra virgin olive oil of Tenerife and the Canary Islands, 2015.

It has also been awarded the Gold award Oliva Arbequina oil produced by Antonio Martin of Tenerife. With Silver Oliva they have been distinguished four oil: two of the Oleoteide brand developed by Cooperativa de Abona Summit, one of the Picual and Arbequina another; other mixture of different varieties presented by Maria Rosario Garcia (Tenerife) and a fourth single variety Arbequina from Fuerteventura under the trademark Teguerey, who also won the award for best presentation.

The Minister Jesus Morales explained that “a total of 23 samples, from Tenerife, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria, have participated in this first competition and nine competed in paragraph presentation”. All have undergone a tasting “blind” by an expert jury, which evaluated the product as recommended by the International Olive Council.

Oils that have been presented in the event have competed in three categories, two varietal, made from a single variety of olive (Arbequina and picual) and one extra virgin olive oil mixture or blend, resulting from the grinding of different varieties of olives or oil blend of different varieties in varying proportions.

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Miss Sur at Magma Arts& Congress


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Miss Sur is back this year! On the 28th of November, Saturday, the event will be held in spectacular Magma Art & Congress in Adeje.

“It involves media support to the effort made at all levels to enhance the quality of the municipality of Adeje and its main industry, tourism; discloses our historical, artistic and cultural heritage, while allowing us to put the beauty of women from the South in value.” says the Mayor of Adeje José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga.

FREE entry!

Visit http://www.tenerifemagma.com/eventos/miss-sur-2015/ for more details.

 
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Jurassic Exhibition at Magma Arts & Congress

There is still time to visit Jurassic exhibition at Magma Arts & Congress in Costa Adeje.
“JURASSIC EXPO is much more than an exhibition: it is a truly unforgettable experience, an exciting journey through the era of the dinosaurs where more than 20 life-size animatronic pieces simulate the behaviour of these prehistoric animals. “

This exhibition has visited more than a dozen European countries such as Germany, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Norway, Poland, Romania and more. Currently between 2015-2017 Jurassic exhibition travels around Spain and Canary Islands.

“Visitors can find the latest technology. Dinosaurs that move and expose breathing, says the curator of the exhibition Rascid Braifaouri.” Our tent is a real Jurassic Park,” adds Braifaouri.

Jurassic exhibition exposes Triceratops, Tyrannosaurus, Protoceratops, Parasaurolofus, Stegosaurus, Spinosaurus, Diplodocus and the famous life-size Tyrannosaurus Rex.

“We combine entertainment and fun for the little ones, along with an extensive educational factor to learn while you marvel at these giants,” said the Commissioner.”

The exhibition features informative and descriptive panels with scientific details on geologic, theories about dinosaur extinction and recovery data on fossils.

Ticket prices from 7 €

More information on:
https://www.ticketea.com/entradas-expo-jurasico-adeje-tenerife/

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