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Foreign Tourist Arrivals Up By 18.81% In October

Monday November 21, 2011

Foreign Tourist Arrivals Up By 18.81% In October

The number of foreign tourists taking holidays in Lanzarote climbed by 18.81% last month versus October 2010, according to the latest figures just released by AENA, the Spanish Airport Authority. As a total of 160,441 passengers touched down at Arrecife Airport. Leaving foreign arrivals for the year to date 17.82% ahead of the same ten month period last year.

Foreign tourist arrivals continue to climb on Lanzarote, as the latest AENA figures reveal an 18.81% increase in passenger numbers during October. As ever, the British market led the way, as a total of 85,342 tourists arrived on flights to Lanzarote from UK airports. Whilst other key markets such as Germany and Eire also recorded positive growth - with 28,426 and 16,218 arrivals respectively.

Overall for the year to date British arrivals now stand at 774,864 passengers, an increase of 12.37% versus the same period in 2010. German arrivals are up by 19% whilst passenger numbers from the Republic of Ireland have grown by 13.57%. Other key markets such as Holland and Scandinavia continue to record positive growth but the fastest expanding market is Italy, thanks to the creation of new routes to the island by Ryanair, with the number of tourist arrivals up by just over 500%. As a result Italy is now Lanzarote's fifth largest source of tourists, with a total of 33,335 arrivals for the year to date.

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