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Lanzarote Tourist Arrivals Fall by 6.6% in October

Friday November 23, 2012

Lanzarote Tourist Arrivals Fall by 6.6% in October

The number of tourists visiting Lanzarote fell by 6.6% last month versus October 2011 figures, according to the latest data just released by ISTAC, the Canarian Institute of Statistics. And are now down by 2.75% for the year to date as a whole.

A total of 178,178 tourists touched down at Arrecife airport last month according to the latest ISTAC figures, down from 190,828 passengers in October 2011, creating a 6.6% shortfall.

Spain accounts for the majority of these ‘missing tourists’, as arrivals from the mainland tumbled by 26.4% last month, down from 32,342 passengers in October 2011 to just 23,807, reflecting the growing economic crisis gripping the country. Dutch arrivals also fell by a similar figure of 26.5%, whilst Italian arrivals dipped by 27.5%.

Amongst the main markets however figures remained much more stable, with British arrivals falling by just 3.8% (from 84,818 to 81,620 passengers) and German passenger numbers down by just 2.3% (from 26,824 to 26,216). Whilst arrivals from Eire remained unchanged, with 16,214 visitors from the Republic taking a holiday in Lanzarote last month.

Overall, the island has now welcomed 1,702,339 tourists for the year to date, down by just 2.75% versus the same ten month period last year.

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