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La Palma Official Encourages Tourists to Visit Even as Volcano Eruption Continues

The head of tourism on the island of La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands said on Tuesday they are still welcoming visitors in an attempt to help the local economy despite the explosive volcano that has already destroyed nearly 1,000 buildings, the Associated Press reported.

“[La Palma] is a safe island where there is life, where pupils go to school, where the baker keeps delivering bread every day,” Raúl Camacho said.

According to Camacho, only about 10 percent of the island has been affected by the volcano.

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