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Tourist Arrivals Rise by 10% in November

Monday December 19, 2011

Tourist Arrivals Rise by 10% in November

Foreign tourist numbers continue to climb on Lanzarote and rose by 10.18% last month versus November 2010, according to the latest figures just released by AENA, the Spanish Airport Authority. With a total of 133,448 foreign passengers touching down at Arrecife airport during the course of November.

Tourist arrivals continue to rise on Lanzarote despite the ongoing recession, according to the latest passenger figures just released by AENA. Which reveal that the island welcomed 133,448 passengers last month, a figure that is up by 10.18% versus November 2010.

British tourism continues to lead the way, with the UK accounting for close to 50% of all foreign tourist arrivals with 63,918 passengers. Followed by Germany and Eire with 29,826 and 10,751 passengers respectively.

Overall, total foreign tourist arrivals are now up by 17.13% versus the first eleven months of 2010. As a total of 1,579,119 passengers arrived on flights to Lanzarote from across Europe. A figure that places the island on course for its best year for arrivals since 2006 if maintained throughout December.

For the year to date British arrivals up by 12.37% whilst German passenger numbers have increased by 19.02% so far this year. The Italian market remains the fastest growing, up by over 500% with a total of 35,146 arrivals, placing them just behind Belgium as Lanzarote´s sixth largest source of tourists this year.


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