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

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

The Anfi Emerald Club resort has become a hotel on call
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...

social distancing
21 Apr 2020

The new normal

On the 5th March, I met with Chris Emmins director and co-founder of KwikChex in Westminster, for a debrief after his meeting with BEIS,(the Government Department for Business Enterprise and Industrial Strategy), which has oversight of consumer issues including timeshare, and has a direct line into the FCA  (Financial Conduct Authority), which is responsible for licensing and controlling the claims management companies, since they were transferred from the Ministry of Justice. At that time in the UK, we were still at the “wash your hands frequently” stage of the COVID-19 crisis and social distancing was as yet not the norm. I do...

Marriott Vacation Club statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
20 Apr 2020

Marriott Vacation Club statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Marriott Vacation Club has been actively monitoring and responding to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation since its emergence in the Asia Pacific region late last year. We quickly launched dedicated emergency preparedness and response teams, all focused on preserving the safety and well-being of our Owners, Members, guests and associates. Our corporate and site leadership teams continue to closely monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and country specific Government health department guidance, including any guidelines that may be issued by local health departments regarding recommended hygiene standards and social distancing or directives regarding resort...

Timeshare to be essential to the economic recovery
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...

7 Apr 2020

CLC World Resorts & Hotels statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

At CLC World Resorts & Hotels, in line with global and regional guidelines and legislation all CLC World resorts are closed temporarily until 31st May, a date that will continually be reviewed. If you are a CLC World Member, please visit the Members’ Website,, for up to date information. If you are not a Member, but have a reservation at one of the resorts, you will be contacted by the travel operator directly. We would like to reassure everyone that deep cleans were undertaken at each resort as they were closed and will also take place prior to reopening. CLC World always...

6 Apr 2020

Pearly Grey Ocean Club statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Pearly Grey Ocean Club, like many other resorts in The Canary Islands (Spain) are closely monitoring all ongoing developments regarding the Coronavirus as this situation continues to evolve. Our primary focus is on following the recommendations of health authorities and governmental directives during this unprecedented period. As the situation has evolved Pearly Grey has temporarily closed the resort following a decree from the Spanish Government.  As it stands, this enforced closure will be in place up to at least 26/04/2020. During this time our team have been working on helping our members and guests with reservations during this time to either cancel or...

3 Apr 2020

Diamond Resorts update statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, the safety and well-being of our members, owners, guests and team members is always our top priority. Following instructions and mandates from local governments, we have temporarily closed all of our resorts in Europe with re-opening dates expected as follows: Austria through April 30, 2020 France through April 15, 2020 Italy through April 17, 2020 Portugal through April 30, 2020 Spain (including Canary Islands) through April 11, 2020 United Kingdom through May 15, 2020 Additionally, we have temporarily closed several resorts in the United States and Canada, and all of our resorts in Mexico. Our teams have been diligently...

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...