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FLYING HIGH Lanzarote Remains On Course For Record Year

Wednesday December 16, 2015

FLYING HIGH Lanzarote Remains On Course For Record Year

Lanzarote continues to attract record breaking levels of tourist arrivals, by both sea and air, as the island remains on course for one of its busiest years ever.

So far, during the period from January to November end, Lanzarote has welcomed 2,104,866 foreign holidaymakers, an increase of 4.62% versus last years’ figures. Whilst 322,271 cruise passengers have also docked in Arrecife across the first 10 months of this year, which is a whopping 27.8% up on 2014.

November’s air arrivals alone were up by 7.11% versus last year and over 1 million (1.070,959 to be exact) British tourists have already visited Lanzarote during the course of this year. Whilst other key markets such as Eire, Germany and France remain buoyant.

Unsurprisingly this has also had a positive knock on effect on occupancy figures, with local hotels and apartment complexes reporting close to capacity levels of over 90% during September and October.

The on-going instability in the Middle East means that tourists continue to abandon other short to medium haul winter sun destinations such as Egypt and Tunisia, with the Canary Islands emerging as the main beneficiary.

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