With its beautiful sandy beaches, breathtaking mountains and moderate climate, it’s no wonder that Tenerife is the most visited of the Canary Islands. In fact, over 5,000,000 tourists visit this amazing island each year. Among visitors to the island are many famous celebrities.
Celebrities on Holiday in Tenerife
Kerry Katona, winner of the UK reality show I’m a Celebrity, Get me out of here! in 2004 and lead singer of the former group Atomic Kitten visited Tenerife in 2009. She visited the island with two of her children, and the photos taken reveal the great time they had at one of the many resorts on the island.
Famous Celebrity Concerts in Tenerife
The Sun Live Festival held every summer in Tenerife always features a concert by a famous musical artist. More than 15,000 tourists and locals have shown up to see world famous crooners like Rod Stewart, Elton John and Simply Red. It has now been announced that in July of 2011, soft rock singer Michael Bolton will be featured act at this year’s big concert. No doubt, Michael will greatly enjoy the beautiful climate and beaches before and after his big show.
Many residents of Tenerife still remember the large concert held in 1993, where Michael Jackson visited during his Dangerous tour. More than 45,000 attended this record setting concert in Tenerife. Jackson enjoyed his stay at the island with several of his family members.
Movies Filmed in Tenerife
In 2009, part of the motion picture The Clash of the Titans was filmed in Tenerife. This popular movie starring Liam Neeson, Mads Milkeson, Sam Worthington and Ralph Fiennes features the beautiful scenery in Tenerife as its backdrop.
In February of 2011, it was announced that the sequel to Clash of the Titans will also be filmed in Tenerife. It is estimated that this production will put at least 5 million Euros into Tenerife’s economy.
Flying to Tenerife
As we have seen, Tenerife has attracted many celebrities to the island. So why not make it your next holiday destination? Many great deals on flights to Tenerife are available from major cities in the UK.
Located just 11 kilometres north of Santa Cruz is the Tenerife North Airport. This airport handled over 4,000,000 passengers in 2010. Over 1,000,000 passengers have flown in on cheap flights from Spain each year.
The Tenerife South Airport is a bit larger than the North Airport. It handled over 7,000,000 passengers in 2010. Flights from Germany, Finland, Spain and many other countries offer direct on a daily basis into Tenerife. It is especially busy during December to February, which is the peak tourist season in Tenerife. Travel deals can also be found even in peak season.
Guest post by Sergio Manuel Da Silva Santos. Sergio writes articles about travel destinations around the world.