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Main Attraction Admissions Rise 8% in May

Thursday June 23, 2011

Main Attraction Admissions Rise 8% in May

The number of admissions at Lanzarote's six main centres of art, culture and tourism climbed by 7.88% last month. As foreign tourist arrivals on the island continued to rise during May. Whilst overall admissions for the year to date at key sights such as the Timanfaya National Park are now 12% up versus the first five months of 2010.

Lanzarote's six main tourist attractions welcomed 162.061 visitors during May, according to the latest data just released by the Cabildo of Lanzarote. A figure that is still up by 8% versus May 2010 figures, despite the fact that this is the lowest number of admissions for any month so far this year. Reflecting the fact that May is one of the quieter months for tourist activity on the island.

The Timanfaya National Park remains the islands key attraction, welcoming 54,049 guests during May. Followed by the Jameos del Agua, (42,747 admissions), the Cuevas de los Verdes (22,097), the Mirador del Rio (20,616 admissions), the Jardin de Cactus (18,486) and the Museum of Intentional and Contemporary Art at the Castillo de San Jose (3,256).

Overall 973,412 visitors have now passed through the doors of these attractions during the first five months of this year. A figure that is up by 12% versus the same period in 2010.

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