Tourist figures released for visitors to the island from January to March were recorded as 77% of occupancy for the first quarter of 2012.
The survey released by the Asociación Insular de Empresarios de Hoteles y Apartamentos de Lanzarote (ASOLAN) confirm that the respective monthly figures were 75.44% January, 77.30% February and 78.47% March.
More detailed figures were released for March which showed that 1 and 2 key apartments were most popular at 81.81% closely followed by 4 star hotels at 81.58%. Three and four key apartments had 77.12% occupancy, three star hotels 74.20%, 5 star 67.16% and rural hotels 67.03% of tourist occupation.
The occupancy figures are lower compared to the same period in 2011 Susana Pérez, President of ASOLAN said that Lanzarote had recorded a significant increase in occupancy levels during the start of 2011 due to tourists diverting their holidays from the unrest in North Africa.
Apart from January, the passenger arrival figures are down on 2011 with January 411,537 (3.3%), February 397,092 (-3.9%) and March 449,336 (-7.4%).
According to the Confederación Española de Hoteles y Alojamientos y Turísticos (CEHAT) hotel occupancy in Spain reached 70% in Spain over the Easter period, bucking the trend was the Canary Islands of Lanzarote, Tenerife (South) and Gran Canaria who exceeded 80% ad Barcelona just under 85%. President of CEHAT, Juan Molas told Europa Press in analysing the figures the European market of British, German, French and Italian tourists were as expected, it was the Spanish market that was lower than expected for the Easter holidays.