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Lanzarote Tourist Arrivals Climb By Over 10% in May

Wednesday July 10, 2013

Lanzarote Tourist Arrivals Climb By Over 10% in May

The number of tourists visiting Lanzarote climbed significantly in May, as a total of 159,780 holidaymakers touched down at Arrecife airport, a figure chiefly fuelled by an upsurge in visitors from the UK, Eire and mainland Spain.

The latest data from ISTAC, the Canarian Institute if Statistics, reveals that passenger arrivals on Lanzarote soared by 10.53% in May, so ensuring that the island continues to enjoy positive growth for the year to date, albeit by less than 1% versus the first five months of 2012.

This growth in tourist numbers was chiefly fuelled by the UK and Irish markets. As the number of passengers from the UK increased by 9.1% from 72,844 to 79,487 arrivals. Whilst visitors from Eire increased by 45.2%, up from 12,354 passengers in May 2012 to 17,943 last month. The number of visitors from the Spanish mainland also increased by 7.7% whilst newer markets such as France also continued to grow rapidly, up by 267.5% to 4619 passengers.

The only grey cloud in this otherwise blue sky comes from the German market, Lanzarote’s second largest source of visitors. As here arrivals fell by 13.4% to 18,420 passengers.
 

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