The Canary Islands received 932,699 foreign passengers to the islands during the month of February which is the best result in the past 15 years!
The breakdown of four larger islands arrivals figures for the month of February and year to date with a comparison % compared to 2010 showed:
Gran Canaria: 289,573 18.72% February, 575,351 15.66% YTD
Tenerife: 332,694 19.45% February, 651,977 13.09% YTD
Lanzarote: 143,685 16.27% February, 267,367 11.45% YTD
Fuerteventura: 155,799 47.32% February, 285,171 40.57% YTD
All of the four islands are showing positive increases with the most significant for Fuerteventura with 40.57% increase on 2010 for January and February 2011. President Paulino Rivero said that he expects these significant results from the tourism sector to transfer to employment. The increase of German tourists was noticeable on the results for Lanzarote with an increase of 24% during the month of February 2011.
The figures only confirm what we’ve experienced on the island over the past couple of months, troubles in other countries have led to tourists rebooking their winter sun holidays to Lanzarote and the Canary Islands. We are considered a very safe destination coupled with the fact that we’ve enjoyed fantastic winter weather.