Lanzarote’s Tourist Figures Continue To Boom

Lanzarote Flights2014 has seen a significant rise in visitors to Lanzarote and the other seven Canary Islands compared with the same period from last year.

Spain’s airport operator, Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA), reports that the islands received 1,004,200 foreign visitors in January 2014, a 14.12% increase on the same month last year.

The Deputy Minister of Tourism for the Canary Islands, Ricardo Fernandez, commented that the islands have seen major growth in January this year compared to 2013 and anticipates that the figures will continue to rise.

Lanzarote’s Arrecife airport recorded 157,313 foreign passengers in January, 31,869 (25.4%) up from the same period in 2013. The total passenger numbers for the island that month was 439,379, a 17.1% increase from 2013.

Lanzarote’s Centre of Art, Culture and Tourism, know to the locals as Centros de Arte, Cultura y Turismo or CACT, also had a notable boost. 46,987 more people paid them a visit during January 2014 than the previous year, an incredible 30.8% increase. Naturally, more visitors meant more was spent in the restaurants and gift shops meaning a significant jump in revenue.

Luxury private villas are frequently the preferred option to many families these days who want to opt out of the classic high rise hotel choice found in other resorts. Perhaps this is one of the reasons that Lanzarote’s economy is currently booming?

Posted on 05/03/2014

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