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British and German Arrivals Continue To Rise

Thursday October 20, 2011

British and German Arrivals Continue To Rise

The number of tourists visiting the island from Lanzarote's key foreign markets of the UK and Germany continued to rise during September. According to the latest figures just released by the Council for Tourism. With British arrivals climbing by 11.32% versus September 2010 figures and German passenger numbers up by 16.12%.

Foreign tourist arrivals continued to climb on Lanzarote last month - up by 17.5%. With the bulk of this growth driven by the two key markets of the UK and Germany.

Overall so far this year British tourism has risen by 12.37% to a total of 689,342 arrivals. And September has proved to the most popular month for arrivals from the UK so far this year. With 86,003 British tourists touching down at Arrecife airport last month, a figure that's well ahead of both July (83,056) and August (80,732).

German tourism has grown by just over 19% during the first nine months of this year and now stands at a total of 228,472 arrivals. Whilst the Irish market has also appeared to shrug off the worst effects of recession as tourist numbers from the Republic now total 140,591 passengers, up by 13.57% versus the same nine month period in 2010.

Holland remains the island's fourth largest market so far this year, with a total of 43,000 arrivals, up by 43%. Followed by Belgium, up just 1.36% to 29,307 passengers. Italy is Lanzarote's fastest growing market by far, thanks to Ryanair's addition of cheap flights to Lanzarote, with passenger numbers up by 504.97% over the last nine months, so establishing Italy as the island's sixth largest market. Whilst key Scandinavian markets such as Norway and Sweden have also recorded positive growth.

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