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The circular economy acceleration program will be held in Tenerife

It will take place on November 5-9, and 15 entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to participate

 

 

Dyrecto Consultores organizes the 40th edition of Mentor Day, which this year is aimed at companies related to circular economy and recycling concepts, and they will receive free support and advice over a five-day period.  It will be an opportunity to meet with 70 experts who will individually review the projects related to circular economy.

Mentor Day focuses on this new program, which is held in Tenerife for companies from both Spain and other countries, to encourage innovation focused on circular economy. It seeks to bring together companies working on circular economy concepts, technology companies, and startups, to promote the exchange of ideas and the development of disruptive products and processes in the industry.

During the acceleration week, members of the selected projects will have personalized expert mentoring and networking activities aimed at facilitating their inclusion and subsequent growth in the market.

It is an excellent opportunity to overcome difficulties with the help of leading specialists in financing, law, business, branding, IP, insurance, marketing, sales, strategy, and business models.

More information at:

Dyrecto Consultores

Tel.: 0034 922 88 23 60

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Must-see places in Tenerife (part 2)

In Tenerife there are many great places, as we have already shown you in the last blog post. Since the island has always been a centre of commerce and exchange of international culture, it influenced on the development of our archipelago. Today you can still find traces and legacies of that time. Centuries of history, architecture, contemporary and classic artworks characterise the historic quarters. Let’s go on an expedition, because today we introduce you to some of these beautiful must-see places.

Historic District of La Laguna

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It is actually a must to start our list with the UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. The historic centre of La Laguna is one of the most visited in Tenerife. On the one hand because of the special atmosphere that is breathed in its streets and on the other hand because of its monuments, churches and cozy corners. Visit the site or simply enjoy the “La Laguna vibes“ of the university city, open to culture, commerce and arts.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of the island

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

A cosmopolitan city where avant-garde and history go hand in hand to create unique urban spaces. A good example is the Auditorium of Tenerife, a modern landmark of the city that is located just a few metres from the historic Castillo de San Cristóbal, popularly known as Castillo Negro. Definitely added to your visit to the capital must be the large parks such as García Sanabria, Palmetum or the iconic beach Playa Las Teresitas. All in all, an oasis of possibilities!

La Orotava, a large municipality

La Orotava

Welcome to the largest municipality of Tenerife. Centuries-old traditions such as the famous flower and sand carpets, Las Alfombras, are celebrated here. You must also visit historic buildings such as the Casa de los Balcones with the beautiful Canarian wooden balconies. Crowned by Mount Teide and with a rich artistic, natural and historical heritage, La Orotava is a must when visiting the north of the island.

Puerto de la Cruz, a part of you

Puerto de la Cruz

The jewel on the north coast of Tenerife is one of the most visited places. The fishing atmosphere, walks along the seaside promenade of San Telmo, big festivals, the cozy streets and alleyways, its friendly inhabitants… All this makes Puerto de la Cruz unique… Of course, we have to mention emblematic places such as Lago Martiánez, a work of the artist César Manrique, or Loro Parque, which has been voted the best zoo in the world by Tripadvisor users.

Garachico, natural pools guarded by a large rock

Garachico

If you are looking for natural swimming pools formed by lava centuries ago, then Garachico is your place to go. There was indeed an eruption of the volcano Trevejo. Much of the city has been damaged, but after reconstruction, it looks even more beautiful today than ever before. A stroll through its cobbled streets followed by a delicious meal to taste the famous cuisine with fresh fish and seafood is also a must.

Now you know some of the places that you must visit when you come to Tenerife. But there is even more! Take a look at all the municipalities of the island, 31 unique areas to discover… your trip starts here!

Warm Christmas holidays in Tenerife

Do you love the Christmas season? Then you will love Tenerife.

As everywhere in Spain, Christmas ends with the Three Kings’ Day on January 6th. Until then you can visit lots of traditional events and the pleasant climate brings us on top an unforgettable Christmas holiday in Tenerife.

Can you imagine walking on a paradisiacal beach on December 25th before diving into crystal-clear water? No problem on the largest of the Canary Islands!

But in addition to the spectacular climate and breathtaking nature of the island, Tenerife offers many cultural events during the Christmas season. For example, open air, you can listen to the Christmas concert in the capital, Santa Cruz. Make sure to try the „Truchas de Boniato y Cabello de Ángel“, a typical Christmas biscuit. And you definitely shouldn’t miss the lovingly handcrafted cribs that are exhibited in public buildings, on town hall squares or privately in the municipalities.

Activities for the whole family

In addition to the Christmas concert of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, the PIT will take place in the capital in the International Centre for Fairs and Congresses. For three weeks, various recreational events for children are offered.

There is also a small ice rink in Santa Cruz. Ice skating under palm trees, isn’t that great?!

The museums of Tenerife also invite you to a variety of leisure and educational activities with interesting workshops during these Christmas holidays.

New this year in the capital

New this year is “El Rinconcito Navideño” with funfair, sale of Christmas decorations, Christmas cookies, food trucks and activities for children, similar to a Christkindlmarkt.

Start the New Year with a dip

Spending the New Year’s Eve outside under the palm trees is really something special.

In Tenerife you start the evening with a gala dinner in one of the many restaurants or hotels, spending the rest of the night under the stars and enjoying the colorful fireworks. The next morning you can dive into the sea, as a symbol of renewal and purity and start 2018 in a different way.

The Three Wise Men in Tenerife

Christmas is also a time for parades, the most important one is the Three Kings Parade, the evening before the Three Kings’ Day, on January 5th, taking place in all the municipalities of the island.

Thousands of families gather here to celebrate the arrival of the Three Kings of the Orient and their entourage. Mostly they ride on their camels (traditional way), but also in classic cars, floats or even on foot, they arrive on the island and give sweets to young and old. The next morning, on January 6th, finally, the long-awaited Christmas gifts are under the Christmas tree, before the magic of Christmas is over again…

Tenerife sounds „amazing“ this summer

Good music is coming to Tenerife this summer 2017. Concerts, shows on stage and dance events will sound loud until autumn. The range is very varied; there is something for everybody. We’ll give you an overview of the top concerts.

Aerosmith: July 8th in the stadium “Estadio Heliodoro Rodríguez López”. Let’s start with the legendary rock band and their European tour “Aero-Vederci Baby”!

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Juan Luis Guerra: July 12th in Golf Costa Adeje. The Latin American artist will give his only concert in the Canary Islands in Tenerife. With 21 Grammys, he is probably the most famous Latin American artist in the world.

Luis Fonsi: July 22nd in the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The Puerto Rican will make us dance to his song „Despacito” which is definitely a global phenomenon and one of the hits of the year 2017.

Melendi: August 4th at the “Pabellón Insular Santiago Martín de La Laguna”. He is undoubtedly one of the most important artists in the Spanish music scene. With his spectacular concerts, he is cheered; he is very popular and admired by his fans. Many of his successes characterize the recent Spanish music history.

Carlos Vives: August 5th at the “Anexo Estadio Antonio Domínguez” in Arona. The Colombian visits us with his world tour “La fiesta de todos” and will charm us with more than two hours music and rhythms like „La bicicleta (Shakira), La gota fría, Fruta fresca, Bailar contigo“, etc ….

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Arona Summer Festival: August 5th in Amarilla Golf, San Miguel de Abona. With Steve Aoki as the headliner and Atica as the second actor, the spectacle is guaranteed. With its seventh edition, the event converted to one of the most important events in whole Spain.

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Sunblast Festival: August 12th. Also this festival is one of the most important events of electronic music in the Canary Islands and in Spain. With the fifth edition, the world’s greatest DJs will enchant us again with their beats.

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Maluma: September 8th in the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. The Colombian singer will make move our hips to the rhythm of his “Maluma World Tour 2017” with hits like Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy.

David Bisbal: September 16th at the “Pabellón Insular Santiago Martín de La Laguna”. The Spanish artist visits the island with his Hijos Del Mar Tour 2017.

Antonio Orozco: October 30th at the Auditorio Teowaldo Power in La Orotava. The singer will visit Tenerife this autumn again. With the released and platinum awarded album from 2015, it is his comeback to the stage.

Well, have you already made your choice? Don’t wait, get your tickets!

The loggerhead sea turtle “Viky” returns to the sea – commitment to the International Year of Sustainable Tourism

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The loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) with the name “Viky” has returned to its natural habitat, the sea, in an act of turtle release held in the island’s largest protected marine area, the Special Conservation Area of Teno, within the European network „Natura 2000“ and the World Environment Day celebrated on June 5th.

A vessel belonging to the ACEST, a collective of whale watching companies committed to sustainability criteria, left from the Port of Las Galletas, in Arona, to the high sea, where Viky returned to its natural environment.

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Vicente Dorta, CEO of the Tenerife Tourism Board, thanked personally the tourism sector for its commitment protecting biodiversity, as well as the positive role that tourism plays in the conservation of valuable areas and wild species, in line with the commitment of the Government of Tenerife (Cabildo de Tenerife) to promote sustainable development.

Viky had suffered severe damage, so she had to go through a recovery process developed at the La Tahonilla Wildlife Centre, which depends on the environmental area of the Cabildo de Tenerife.

Sea turtles, an endangered species.

The loggerhead sea turtle is, along with the hawksbill turtle, the leatherback sea turtle and the green turtle, one of the species you can see in the Canarian waters. Our islands are an important source of food for the Atlantic populations, being turtles of tropical, subtropical and temperate waters of all the oceans.

The threats to this animal species range from the looting of their eggs for commercial purposes to collisions with boats. Plastics dumped into the sea, which are confused with food, or the climate change itself, can also alter the nesting behavior of the female and, therefore, the survival of the species.

The Berlinale awaits us

The Tenerife Film Commission will be at the festival from 11th to 14th February           

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The Tenerife Film Commission (TFC) will return, from 11th to 14th February, to one of the most important dates in the calendar related with the world of film: the Berlinale. Under the umbrella of Canary Islands Film, and within the European Film Market, we will be on the stand of Cinema from Spain  (#23).

The objective with which we are attending this important meeting is that of making known the tax incentives for all kinds of audiovisual productions, ( feature films, fiction series, documentaries, animation work), whether Spanish or from abroad, which opt for the Canary Islands for their filming or recordings. We shall also present the services provided by the almost forty leading specialist  Tenerife companies which have great experience in the world of film, television and advertising, as well as the enormous variety of locations that there are on this island, where it is possible to recreate almost anywhere on Earth (and even other planets).

Canary Islands Film will be represented this year at the Berlinale by the islands of Tenerife, La Palma, Lanzarote, La Gomera and Gran Canaria, and has the support of the Canary Islands Government and the ZEC (Canarian Special Zone).

In order to make an appointment with the person responsible for Tenerife Film Commission, who will attend the European Film Market at the Berlinale, these are the contact details:

E-mail: film@webtenerife.com

Telephone: +34 647 34 64 62

www.tenerifefilm.com

 

Tenerife, international reference for animation

We shall attend the specialist meetings, Kidscreen Summit and Cartoon Movie

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Over the last few years, Tenerife has been taking its place in the international panorama as one of the locations to bear very much in mind for animation projects thanks to the  conditions and characteristics which make it unique.  To the attractive fiscal advantages that it offers, with incentives of between 35 and 40 per cent for investment in the film or series, must be added the possibility of paying Corporation Tax at four per cent , as well as the fact that Tenerife has professionals, talent and cutting-edge tools for rendering such as the Teide HPC Supercomputer, the second most powerful in Spain.

There are few places in the world that can combine all these benefits. The excellent air connections with approximately 150 destinations in Europe, America and Africa; the well-known values as a holiday destination, with an exceptional climate 365 days a year, together with top-level infrastructure, make up a very attractive option. In short, the Island is an ideal location for animation projects in an environment which is professional and relaxing at one and the same time.

We will be able to tell you in detail about all these opportunities at Kidscreen Summit,  Miami, from 13th to 16th February, and at Cartoon Movie in Bordeaux (France), between 8th and 10th March. To make an appointment:

E-mail: hello@whytenerife.com

Telephone: +34 609 102 505

We are growing in the animation and post-production sectors

T-Lab, Blackout Films and Salero Animation Studio, the new additionsanimacion-blog-v

We are starting this year with new firms at Tenerife Film Commission and we are promoting two new categories: animation and post-production. In animation, the new company is  Salero Animation Studio. In post-production, since the middle of last year there has been T-Lab, and now Blackout Films.

Seven Islands celebrates its 20th anniversary

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Seven Islands Film is one of the leading production service companies in the Canary Islands equipped to provide full production services to shoots of all sizes in feature film, television drama and commercial. It has worked on contents for major broadcasters such as BBC, ZDF and most recently Paramount TV.

It brings first-rate crew and talents from all the Islands to international producers looking for a diversity of versatile locations within close proximity. With offices in Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Barcelona, Seven Islands Film has a hands-on approach where all client services are customised to the specific needs of the individual project.

The Canary Islands is not only home to beaches and bikinis but also breathtaking landscapes
The Canary Islands is not only home to beaches and bikinis but also breathtaking landscapes

 

The Canary Islands now offer international audiovisual producers a 35% tax rebate with a minimum of €1M qualifying spend. Seven Islands Film welcomes meetings with producers who have projects at various stages of development that may be suitable for filming in the Canary Islands, where it can doubled as many locations except a few.

If you are planning to film in the Canary Islands in 2017, Seven Islands Film has a little surprise for you to show that it appreciates your support. For more information, please email anniversary@7ifilm.com