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15 Jun 2020

Anfi Group’s safety protocols against legionella stricter during lockdown period

Each week, the Anfi Group turns more than 5,000 water taps on and off as a protocol against legionella in its resorts. The mandatory tourism closedown obliges this resort, which operates in the south of Gran Canaria, to intensify maintenance tasks, among which are the monitoring of the hot and cold water pipes and the analysis of the parameters of the swimming pool water.  The company has retained a small team of maintenance staff who are in charge of turning all of the water taps in the hotels on, one by one, and letting the water run for five minutes to prevent the occurrence of legionella, since its inhalation can cause Legionnaires’ disease, a severe form of pneumonia. This work is essential to guarantee the safety of tourists when they return,...

4 Jun 2020

Anfi del Mar beach reopens amidst high hopes and strict safety protocols

The Anfi del Mar beach has just reopened with high hopes and with a rigorous disinfection protocol to receive its first bathers, in another step towards the “new normality” during this Covid-19 crisis. In order to guarantee the maximum safety for bathers, comprehensive cleaning guidelines have been established for the sand, the sunbeds, and for the facilities such as the showers, bathrooms and communal areas. “The maintenance of Anfi del Mar, which has always been very scrupulous, will be increased in order to provide all health guarantees”, announced the Anfi Group. This reopening will involve changes decreed by the Town Hall of Mogán, which are compulsory in order to avoid any possible transmission of the virus. The principal measures are the opening hours for using the beach, and the limited capacity....

26 May 2020

Strokes of hope as Anfi Tauro golf course in Gran Canaria reopens

Anfi Tauro Golf reopens its doors as a step on the way to “a new normality”. This golf course on Gran Canaria’s South coast, welcomes back its players after the period of lockdown due to Covid-19, a pause that was put to good use to carry out some extra maintenance work on the course. The golf course is now in “excellent condition” and we are confident of facing the rest of the year with more energy than ever. These “first steps are full of hope” states Luis Martínez, General Manager of the hotel division and Anfi Tauro Golf, in a press release. This reopening brings with it, measures to safeguard the health of the participants, and exhaustive health protocols have been introduced. "All materials will be disinfected after each game. The disinfection...

19 May 2020

Anfi begins the easing of its own lockdown with the reopening of its luxury villas in Tauro

The Anfi Group begins the easing of its own lockdown with the reopening of its luxury villas this week, ahead of the rest of the hotel industry in the Canary Islands. The Company, based in the south of Gran Canaria, welcomed its first clients with “great enthusiasm” and “is ready to welcome more guests in the coming months”, according to a statement made by Jose Luis Trujillo, CEO of the Anfi Group. The Anfi Tauro villas are a very popular “star” product; with fully equipped units of 450 square meters, each with its own private pool, and located within the Anfi Tauro Golf Club, which will also open its doors on 22nd of May. “This type of offer includes all that families may need without having to move from their...

5 May 2020

Anfi Emerald Club resort has become a ‘hotel on call’ for emergency situations

Anfi Emerald Club is a 'hotel on call' for emergency situations for professionals such as flight crews, health personnel, transport workers, professionals of the State Security Forces and for some tourists who, in exceptional circumstances, may need to spend a few days in the hotel. The Emerald Club is one of the 14 hotels in the Canary Islands designated to help alleviate exceptional cases in this emergency situation. The Anfi Group clarifies that the resort is not open for holiday makers; on the contrary, it is open in accordance with the ministerial order to provide assistance in exceptional cases. The hotel is not open for the confinement of patients; it is not acting as a hospital hotel. It is a resort to accommodate people in one-off situations”. The Anfi Emerald Club has...

15 Apr 2020

“Timeshare to be essential to the economic recovery” says the Anfi Group

In a press release issued today, the Anfi Group, which has operated in Gran Canaria for over 30 years states that timeshare resorts will be essential to the economic recovery in Spain. This segment of the tourism industry, which has over 300 hotels in Spain and more than 55,000 employees, is expected to return to business well before traditional hotels as soon as the restrictions on movement have been lifted and flight connections re-established. “This business sector has always been characterized by a high level of member loyalty to the destinations where they bought their week and owners who want to make the most of their timeshare will be amongst the first people to travel again”, emphasizes Ovidio Zapico, president of RDO Spain. “The tourism industry has always shown its resilience...

2 Apr 2020

The Anfi Group donates gloves and masks to help fight the coronavirus

The Anfi Group has recently donated approximately 6.000 disposable gloves and nearly 2,000 masks so that they can be used in the different health centers and hospitals of Gran Canaria in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Likewise, the company that has its resorts in the south of Gran Canaria has transferred several batches of surface disinfectant gel, according to a statement made by the Company. The donation responds to the call made by the competent authorities for hotel companies to donate all the sanitary and disinfection material that may be useful to deal with Covid19 due to the stop of all tourist activity. In the same statement, the management points out that "any contribution made adds to help the health services, which are doing an admirable job and are, these...

11 Mar 2020

Anfi launches a preventive campaign against coronavirus between its staff and customers

The Anfi Group has just launched a prevention campaign against the coronavirus in order to avoid possible infections, as it did in the past in similar cases such as Influenza A. The company, which has over a thousand workers and 2,000 clients accommodated per week in its resorts, has launched, with immediate effect, the preventive campaign: 'Without contact, there is no infection'. Through this initiative, employees are recommended to avoid any type of physical contact such as shaking hands, kissing or hugging, both among colleagues and with third parties, according to the memorandum. This advice is also extended to those workers who have direct contact with customers. Anfi has placed in different points of the resorts hydro alcoholic gel dispensers and informative posters to increase hygiene as prevention measures. Likewise, the...

1 Jul 2019

Anfi teams with Silva to fight gender violence

The Anfi Group has launched an ambitious international campaign against gender violence featuring various employees of the leading European timeshare company. The Gran Canaria-based company launched its ‘Stop Violence’ initiative with the help of ambassadors including Manchester City and Spain soccer star David Silva, British actor Will Mellor, Norwegian rally driver Mads Østberg, and windsurf World Champion Daida Ruano. All feature in a high-impact video video calling for an end to gender abuse. The recording features individual messages in different languages and a final image from the Anfi employees, with one hand raised, demanding an end to gender violence. The sequence, which lasts just one minute, also incorporates Czech cyclist Román Kreuziguer as well as Anfi staff of varying nationalities, who pay a heartfelt tribute to their colleague Yurena López, a chambermaid, who...

4 Jun 2019

The ‘Pequeño Valiente’ tournament held at Anfi Tauro Golf, sponsored by Messi and Silva raised €14,300

The Pequeño Valiente (Brave Little Ones) solidarity tournament sponsored by Leo Messi and David Silva, which was held over the weekend of 18th May at Anfi Tauro Golf raised over €14,300.  The participants again this year gave a strike of solidarity on the Anfi Tauro course, to help families of children suffering from cancer in one of the most traditional golf tournaments in Gran Canaria.  “It is always a pleasure to help those that need it most” assured Silva, whose own cousin Cinthia passed away after a battle with cancer several years ago. During the emotional day, a score of children who have overcome this disease took the opportunity to have their first swim in the Anfi Emerald Club pools in the warm Canarian sunshine, accompanied by Daida and Iballa Ruano,...