Tenerife, have they really done a good job on tourism?

Last Sunday the 10th of November 2013 we could read in the local Spanish press an article based on the opinion of the President of the Tenerife #CabildoDeTenerife (local authorities) @Carlosislatener

The bottom-line of the article is the ongoing conflict between the islands of  Gran Canaria and  Tenerife because of tourism licenses for 4 star hotels requested by the first island.

But this is not the purpose of our article.

We would like to reflect on a phrase that D. Carlos Alonso dropped in this article on tourism in Tenerife: “…, the true engine of the economy of the archipelago, Tenerife has managed to do well and that’s why we are the leaders.”

We agree that tourism is the real engine of the economy of the archipelago, and also that they are leaders in the number of tourists received, but where we disagree is in who have known how to do things right.

Mr. President of the Cabildo of Tenerife, in Europe there are thousands of tourists who have been devastated by alleged scams, while enjoying their holidays mainly in Arona and Adeje.

Devastated at being deceived by unscrupulous companies that sell long-term tourism products using deceptive practices. Many times in an unfair and illegal manner.

These products are not Timesharing but long-term holiday products, with a cost of several thousand euros. These products are sold with promises that systematically are ​​unfulfilled.

These tourists feel deceived, abused and cheated.And they wonder, if tourism is the real engine of the economy of the archipelago, why do local authorities allow these pseudo-illegal activities?


Where are the tourist inspections from the Cabildo and the Government of the Canary Islands? Why do the OMIC offices neglect these issues?

They might have done well in certain areas of tourism, but not in this one. Understandably the image of the island of Tenerife is being damaged by these companies. And this is not a recent issue.  They have been running for several years. What does the local government do to prevent it? There are too many unanswered questions

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Mindtimeshare SLU is registered Company reg number: B35957182 Mindtimeshare provides assistance to timeshare owners who have been defrauded by holiday clubs and bogus resale companies. The Mindtimeshare project was launched in February 2011. After dealing with timeshare members over several years who had been defrauded by numerous bogus companies and for large amounts of money, I considered launching an Organisation to help timeshare owners that have been targeted by bogus companies. On this blog you can find information about the different active scam companies and their “modus operandi” and also place comments, ask questions and see comments from other consumers who have the same doubts or have been through the same experience. Mindtimeshare has resulted in a huge success and has received the back up from not only timeshare consumers but also from the professionals in the timeshare Industry. Mindtimeshare helps timeshare owners who have been scammed by bogus Discount Holiday Clubs; bogus cash back companies; fraudulent timeshare resale companies; bogus class action companies and false lawyers and notaries. We offer professional answers and advice to Timeshare users. If you want to send an email instead of posting a comment on the blog please do so by emailing: customercare@mindtimeshare.com
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3 Responses to Tenerife, have they really done a good job on tourism?

  1. Zelda says:


    Hi Liz We to just had a bad experience with EZE/Regency shore at the Granada park heavy duty sales pitch and we were stupid enough to sign on .we tried to cancel next day but the management became quite nasty ( this was the same guy who was ever so nice the previous day ) and told as this was a binding contract and we should know there was no “cooling off period ” however we have since contacted our credit card company and they have frozen the interest on the money we paid until there is a resolution . The main point is that we were told a pack of lies at the presentation ie:- 10% cashback on ALL purchases and so many other porkies and what it would seem is they want us to do their dirty work buy trying to convince other innocent partys by means of “REFERALS ” how can you convince someone that this is a good idea. There will be no more money forthcoming from us but i think it could be a long drawn out affair to get our deposit back

  2. iain says:

    We love Adeje but won’t ever go back until all of these crooks are in jail and every penny returned they have scammed from us.

  3. liz says:

    Yes i agree why do they allow these companys to carry on scamming, such a shame Tenerife is a lovely Island, but we were scammed and have spent thousands in a resale company,which changed hands and they now say they will not resale till 2015..so we are stuck with this holiday club..we cant surrender it , it cost to much .but all we want is enough money back to pay off the loan we got out..It was very very high pressure sales, hindsight is a wonderful thing..so we now never go to Tenerife, we dont use our holiday club, ( cant afford to ), we only done this as they convinced us within 3 yrs it could be sold, its the shame we feel at being so gullible and loosing so much money, we are in a catch 21 situation. The sooner they oust out these scum of the earth the better for Tenerife,( sorry rant over).

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