Tuesday January 10, 2012
Information Offices Welcome More Tourists
The tourist information offices in Puerto del Carmen and Teguise saw a considerable rise in the number of visitors using their services during 2011, with holidaymakers from over 50 different countries popping in to get further information about things to do in Lanzarote.
In particular, the kiosk on the Avenida de las Playas in Puerto del Carmen saw an additional 8,411 tourists passing through its doors and 57,935 visitors in total. The largest number of enquiries came from British visitors, with 18,789 people using the facilities. This is an increase of 1,780 compared with the statistics for 2010.
The next largest group of tourists searching for information were Spanish visitors, with a total of 11,537 enquirers, an increase of 2,930 in comparison with figures for the previous year. German holidaymakers accounted for 8,373 visits, the Irish for 3,527, Italian visitors for 1,579 and the French for 1,069.
Meanwhile the tourist offices in Teguise, which can be found in the Plaza de la Constitucion in the former capital and on the Avenida de Islas Canarias in Costa Teguise, registered 4,103 visitors using their services throughout 2011, up from 3,559 during 2010.
However, it is noticeable that the majority of tourists using the offices in Teguise are of Spanish nationality, with approximately 35% of all enquiries coming from this group, followed by 31% from British tourists and 17% from Germans.