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PLANE TALK May Tourist Arrivals Up By 7.7%

Tuesday July 3, 2018

PLANE TALK May Tourist Arrivals Up By 7.7%

The number of foreign holidaymakers enjoying a break on Lanzarote rose by 7.7% during May, according to provisional data just released by ISTAC, the Canarian Institute of Statistics.

Despite concerns about falling arrival figures within the tourist sector the number of foreign holidaymakers enjoying a break here on Lanzarote continued to outperform expectations in May, rising by 7.7% year on year.

A total of 227,711 non-Spanish nationals touched down at Arrecife airport, with passengers from the UK accounting for 55% of these arrivals. The quantity of British tourists even rose year on year, by 2.5%. Whilst other key markets such as Germany and Eire also recorded positive growth, up by 3.9% and 18.2% respectively.

Foreign tourist arrivals have risen slightly by 1.6% during the first five months of this year. However local hoteliers and tourist chiefs fear that the summer months will see a downturn in arrivals, as some holidaymakers desert Lanzarote in favour of cheaper package deals in competitor destinations such as Turkey, Tunisia, Florida and Egypt.  Whilst planned strike action by both Ryanair cabin crew and French air traffic controllers could yet negatively impact upon passenger numbers.

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