Monday August 27, 2012
Tourist Arrivals Rise By 3.4% in July
Despite ongoing recession and diminished disposable incomes the number of tourists visiting Lanzarote still rose during July by 3.4%, according to the latest data just released by ISTAC, the Canarian Institute of Statistics.
Lanzarote welcomed a total of 200,556 tourists last month according to the latest figures from ISTAC, up by 3.4% from the July 2011 arrivals total of 194,055 passengers.
The island’s main two foreign tourist markets, the UK and Germany, both recorded small increases on their 2011 figures. With British arrivals up by 2% to 82,323 passengers and German arrivals up by 1.2% to 27,072 arrivals. However big falls were recorded in the Spanish marketplace, as the number of tourists visiting Lanzarote from the mainland dropped by 12.2%. Whilst Irish arrivals also fell back by 6.6% versus July 2011 figures.
There were also some major increases in traffic from other countries, with Dutch arrivals soaring by a whopping 276.7% to 8,198 arrivals, whilst French passenger numbers also tripled last month, up by 221.5%.
Overall for the year to date tourist numbers are down by just 1.49% during the first seven months of 2012. With Lanzarote welcoming 1,154,441 arrivals versus 1,172,023 arrivals during the same period last year.