Going Local in Gran Canaria
How to Turn a Holiday Destination
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Town and Country Guide: North Gran Canaria

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There’s a definite north-south divide on the island. Grey, miserable days occur in the north where in the south they’re the exception that proves the southern results rule when it comes to weather. Perhaps this explains how the south cornered the tourism market. Initially, travellers flocked to Las Palmas with Agatha Christie an early visitor. Las Palmas photographer and journalist Alex Bramwell’s
convinced the capital can reclaim tourists if it works on its brand image: “Las Palmas deserves to be known as the Habana of Europe and should be promoted as a city break destination in its own right.”

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