Tuesday October 16, 2012
Foreign Tourist Arrivals Stable In September
The number of foreign tourists visting Lanzarote last month remained largely unchanged against figures for September 2011, dropping slightly by just 0.99%, according to the latest data just released by ISTAC, the Canarian Institute of Statistics. Leaving overall passenger numbers for the year to date largely stable too, down by 1.86% versus the first ten months of last year.
The latest monthly passenger arrival data just released by ISTAC reveals that the number of holidaymakers enjoying a break on Lanzarote remained stable last month, despite the economic problems besetting most of the island’s main markets across Europe.
In total 142,149 foreign tourists touched down at Arrecife airport, a figure that is down by 0.99% from the 143,611 arrivals recorded in September 2011. British tourists accounted for 56% of these arrivals, as 80,996 visitors arrived on flights from the UK last month – a figure that is down from 84,723 arrivals in September last year.
German arrivals were almost identical to last year’s figures with 23,882 arrivals – a variation of just 159 passengers. Whilst Irish numbers were also largely unchanged too, with 16,714 arrivals, down by just 360 passengers on September 2011.
Overall for the year to date Lanzarote has now welcomed a total of 1,261,304 tourists, a figure that is down by 1.86% from the 1,285,230 arrivals recorded during the first ten months of 2011.