Canary Islands Braced for Transport Strikes: How Brit Holidaymakers May Be Affected

Transport Workers’ Strikes Disrupt Canary Islands Travel Plans

British tourists planning holidays to Spain’s Canary Islands in October might face disruptions due to a strike by thousands of road transport workers.

Airport Transfers and Tourist Coach Services Affected

The strike is set to impact airport transfers and other tourist coach services on the Canary Islands.

Pay Dispute Triggers Industrial Action

Over 15,000 road transport workers in Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, and Fuerteventura are participating in the industrial action, which was initiated after pay negotiations failed over the weekend.

Scheduled Strikes This Month

The strikes began on a Monday morning and are scheduled to continue every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday throughout the month.

October Half-Term Affected

The disruption is expected to affect British holidaymakers traveling to the Spanish islands during the October half-term.

Essential Services Will Operate

While the local government has reassured residents that transport to hospitals, medical centers, and schools will continue as usual, there is an expectation of “significant travel disruption” for tourists.

Limited Capacity for Discretionary Services

Discretionary services like airport transfers and other coach services for tourists are likely to operate at approximately 30 percent of their usual capacity.

Foreign Office’s Recommendation

The Foreign Office has advised travelers in the affected areas to contact their tour operator or transport company for information on how the strike may impact their travel arrangements.

Possible Extension into November

According to the Canarian Weekly, if an agreement on pay isn’t reached by the end of the month, the strike action may extend into November.

The Ninth Cheapest City Break in the World

In other news related to Spain, Cadiz has been revealed as the ninth cheapest city break destination globally, according to research by Bounce, a luggage storage company.

Affordable Options in Cadiz

Cadiz offers affordable accommodation, with an average hotel room costing just £103 per night. Additionally, food and drink prices are budget-friendly, making it an attractive option for travelers.

Rising Popularity of a Hidden Gem

Lastly, a lesser-known Spanish holiday hotspot is gaining popularity, with hotels available from just £15 per night, making it an increasingly attractive destination for tourists.

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