The Canary Islands have had a jump in tourist numbers in the early part of this year which means that tourism chiefs are now confident of a great summer season.
The President of the Canary Islands’ Parliament said the prospects for the summer season were looking positive and added that bookings for holidays were up by 14 per cent which was an honest reflection of the hard work that has been put in by local authorities to promote what the Islands had to offer.
According to latest figures nearly three million people went through Canary Islands’ airports, which is an impressive leap of 13.1 per cent on last year. Tenerife, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote are all holding their own in the popularity stakes but it is Fuerteventura that has seen the biggest increase with passenger numbers up a staggering 32.9 per cent. This figure has beaten South Tenerife and Gran Canaria who both nevertheless, saw satisfying increases of 12.2 per cent and 10.8 per cent. It is also wise to remember that this is very early on in the tourism season so if figures are this high at this time of year it looks as though it could be a bumper summer for the little islands.
The islands tourist sector is having a great time of it at the moment with passenger numbers peaking at 5.5 million in February which is an 8.8 per cent increase on the same time last year. So if you’re wanting to top get away from it all this year.