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Arrivals From Main Foreign Markets Up In January

Friday February 25, 2011

Arrivals From Main Foreign Markets Up In January

The number of tourists arriving on flights to Lanzarote from the islands three main foreign tourist markets all rose in January. According to information just released by ISTAC, the Canarian Institute of Statistics. With British arrivals up by 6.4% and German visitor numbers climbing by an impressive 27.7%.

However the number of passengers from the Spanish mainland fell by 14.2%, leaving overall figures for the month up by just 1.3%.

The latest ISTAC figures reveal that British, German and Irish tourism all increased last month versus January 2010 figures. Arrivals from the UK climbed by 6.4% as a total of 54,600 British holidaymakers touched down at Arrecife airport. Whilst German tourism soared by 27.7%, with a total of 34,060 visitors.

Even the Irish market managed to reverse it´s recent downward trend - albeit only slightly - as 13,566 visitors from Eire arrived on the island. Representing an increase of 1.1% versus January 2010.

Overall foreign tourist arrivals climbed by 6.32% last month. But a 14% decline in visitor numbers from the Spanish mainland during January leaves an overall net gain for the month of just 1.3%. Whilst these figures also represent an improvement on 2009, the islands worst year for arrivals on record, they still fall some way short of pre-crisis January 2008 levels. When a total of 135,617 foreign tourists visited Lanzarote.

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