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Occupancy Levels Rise 6.8% in November

Thursday December 15, 2011

Occupancy Levels Rise 6.8% in November

The number of tourists staying in Lanzarote hotels and apartment complexes rose for the 11th consecutive month this year in November. As 77.8% of tourist beds were filled in these establishments, according to the latest data just released by ASOLAN, the island hoteliers association. Leaving average monthly occupancy for the year to date at 78.11% - a figure well ahead of last years median figure of 69.42% and well on target for the best performance since at least 2006.

Lanzarote´s tourist sector continues to defy the economic crisis, as occupancy levels in the island's hotels and apartment complexes rose again last month, up by nearly 7% versus November 2010 figures. Suggesting that the island could well be on course to enjoy its highest level of occupancy since at least 2006, with median figures for the year to date standing at 78.11%.

Of the three main holiday resorts Playa Blanca enjoyed the highest overall occupancy level, with 82.45% of all tourist beds filled there last month. Whilst four star hotels in Playa Blanca really excelled, recording occupancy levels of 88.42%.  Puerto del Carmen achieved an overall occupancy of 80.95% last month, with aparthotels the best performing type of accommodation, with 90.90% of beds filled. Leaving Costa Teguise trailing in third place with total occupancy for the month of 65.61%.

These latest occupancy figures strongly suggest that Lanzarote will also have enjoyed a further increase in tourist arrivals in November, although these numbers are yet to be released. However total foreign tourist arrivals for the year to October end are already ahead of the same period in 2010 by nearly 19% . Indicating that the islands tourist sector looks set to enjoy its best figures for both arrivals and occupancy in at least five years.


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