We’re half way through the year and Lanzarote’s tourist figures are looking good, thanks to our loyal visitors predominantly from the UK & Ireland.
The increase in arrivals looks set to continue for the second half of the year with a summer occupancy expected to reach over 90%, plus an influx of tourists to the Canaries who were originally destined for Tunisia.
Lanzarote Airport Arrivals
Arrecife airport received 199,782 tourists during the month of June, which is an increase of 3.78% compared to 2014. International tourists were up 7.5% accounting for 175,592 arrivals. Lanzarote received 10.1% more Irish tourists during the month (26,380 arrivals), British tourists were up by 4.8% (99,252 arrivals) and German 4.0% (20,055 arrivals) compared to June 2014. The source of this information is provided by Datos de Lanzarote and sourced by ISTAC & FRONTUR.
France is now the fourth most important market for Lanzarote tourism due to their large growth in volume, up by 60.6% compared to June last year, the island received 8,734 French tourists. Italy is also increasing their market share with a growth of 49% in June compared to the previous year. Visitors from Holland were down slightly with a drop of 2.8%, more worryingly the Polish market was down by 37.3%, one of the reasons given to explain this drop is the opening of more low cost routes from Poland to other islands. read more »