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IRISH AYES Eire´s Lanzarote Love Affair Continues

Tuesday January 31, 2017

IRISH AYES Eire´s Lanzarote Love Affair Continues

Eire´s love affair with Lanzarote was acknowledged once again last week as the island was voted Ireland´s favourite winter sun destination for the 14th consecutive year.

Lanzarote beat off competition fro a host of other winter holiday hotspots, including Dubai, Morocco, Tenerife and Gran Canaria at the Irish Travel industry´s annual awards ceremony in Dublin.

The award reflects Lanzarote´s enormous popularity amongst Irish holidaymakers, who comprise the island´s third largest international tourist market after the UK and Germany.  Last year alone some 230,000 tourists from Eire touched down at Arrecife airport, an increase of just over 9% year on year.  Whilst Lanzarote also accounted for well over half of all 447,243 Irish visitors to the Canary Islands.  Attracting more Irish arrivals than Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura combined.

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