José Valle, the President of Lanzarote’s Chamber of Commerce, has been holding meetings with taxi drivers in an attempt to reach an island-wide agreement governing the sector.
Valle says that tourism to the island has shown a trend away from tour operator-organised holidays, which usually collect tourists in coaches, towards independent travellers, who are more likely to use taxis and other public transport. This shift has led to peaks in demand at the airport, causing long queues which “seriously affect” the service that can be offered to tourists and residents.
While Valle discounts the idea of forming an island-wide taxi service, he is hoping that the seven municipal taxi firms will reach a “consensus” that will improve the sector and the services it provides.
Valle also said that the Chamber would be encouraging a shift towards electric vehicles in an attempt to reach a “highly efficient ecological service”.
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