SOURCE: Tenerife Tourism Corporation

Tenerife Tourism Corporation

June 18, 2009 09:00 ET

New Direct Flight Service Makes Tenerife the Next European "Hot Spot" for U.S. Vacationers

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - June 18, 2009) - With the launch of direct flights from Miami International Airport, a European island paradise is just a few hours away. Tenerife, known as The Island of Eternal Spring, is the largest of the Canary Islands, an archipelago and one of Spain's autonomous communities. Located just off the west coast of Africa, Tenerife is an outermost region of the European Union.

"We have one of the most enjoyable climates and an abundance of natural beauty because of our geographic location," said the Minister of Tourism for Tenerife, Hon. José Manuel Bermúdez. "We pride ourselves in having the comforts modern travelers require, whether visiting for business or pleasure."

Air Europa is the airline offering non-stop, weekly service departing from Miami International Airport beginning June 20th. Tenerife is currently a popular European destination with the convenience of two international airports connecting to almost 200 destinations around the world. Tenerife is steeped in traditional Canarian culture and celebrates the contemporary, evidenced in its sophisticated capital, Santa Cruz, and the unspoiled towns of Garachico and San Cristóbal De La Laguna.

Tenerife boasts a large collection of five-star hotels throughout the island that feature luxury spas, state-of-the-art fitness centers and world-class amenities. Tenerife also offers a range of options for both leisure activities and adventure, from whale watching to hiking to paragliding. With a hip night-life and full calendar of festivals, evenings are just as exciting offering visitors the unique opportunity to celebrate alongside friendly locals.

The Tenerife Tourism Company is charged with attracting both organizations and tourists to visit Tenerife for business and pleasure. For more information visit the Tenerife Tourism Corporation's website at www.webtenerife.com.

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