New immigration trends in Tenerife
Daniel Buraschi and Vicente Manuel Zapata Hernández
The reactivation of immigration in Tenerife in recent years presents some new aspects with respect to previous periods: migration from Venezuela, Cuba and Italy is increasing and traditional migrant flows of German or British origin is dropping. The preponderance of labour motives of migration, as opposed to residential ones, reinforces the settlement of new inhabitants in the southern part of the island, particularly in the Southwest area. It also influences the diversity of the resident population and the formation of settlements with a pronounced multicultural component.