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Hotel Occupancy Soars By 15% in February

Friday March 18, 2011

Hotel Occupancy Soars By 15% in February

Occupancy levels in Lanzarote hotels and apartment complexes rose by 15.02% last month, according to the latest statistics just released by ASOLAN, the islands hoteliers association. As Lanzarote reaped the benefit of an additional influx of tourist visitors displaced by the recent upheaval in the Middle East.

The latest statistics released ASOLAN reveal that the recent political upheaval in North Africa and the Middle East has had a marked effect on tourism on the island. With occupancy levels in Lanzarote hotels and apartment complexes rising by 15.02% last month versus February 2010.

During February occupancy levels in hotels and apartment complexes reached 80.92%, an increase of 15.02% in comparison with the same month in 2010. This also represents a significant rise in the level of occupancy in comparison with the previous month of January, when figures showed a 7.58% improvement in contrast to the figures for January last year.

Figures for the individual resorts show that Playa Blanca achieved the highest level of accommodation take-up, with 86.18% of tourist beds being filled. In particular, aparthotels faired well, with 93.31% occupancy, followed by four star hotels registering 88.86% of their beds being occupied.

Puerto del Carmen was the next popular destination, with an overall average of 82.29% occupancy. Bungalows were the most popular form of accommodation in this resort, with 89.68% booked during February. Costa Teguise´s level of occupancy reached 76.08%, with aparthotels the most popular type of accommodation chosen at 81.57%.

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