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Lanzarote Tourist Growth Best In The Canaries

Monday August 31, 2015

Lanzarote Tourist Growth Best In The Canaries

Lanzarote continues to soar ahead of the other Canary Islands in terms of tourism growth, according to the latest data just released by ISTAC, the Canarian Institute of Statistics. With passenger numbers for the year to date now up by 3.7% versus the same period in 2014 – the best figures in the whole archipelago.

Spain is enjoying a real renaissance in terms of tourist arrivals this year, thanks in no small part to the current instability across the Middle East, ongoing issues in Greece and problems on the UK border with France. And the Canary Islands have been one of the main regional beneficiaries of this growth – with Lanzarote in particular leading the way.

So far this year the Canaries have welcomed 7,445,188 tourists, an increase of 1.4% on the period January to July last year. Lanzarote however is well ahead of this percentage curve, as 1,414,927 holidaymakers have enjoyed a break here over the same period, an upsurge in numbers of 3.7%, well over double the regional rate. Of the other islands only Fuerteventura comes close with an increase in arrivals of 3.2%.

So where is this growth coming from? ISTAC’s latest report reveals that the French market continues to boom, up 43% for the year to date. Whilst other relatively new markets such as Italy are also continuing to perform ahead of expectation with arrivals up by just over 18%. Key traditional markets such as Germany are also enjoying a revival, with arrivals there up by a whopping 23%.

As a result Lanzarote remains well on course for its best year ever in terms of tourist arrivals in 2015.

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