January figures have revealed that the Canary Islands are the real pulling power for the Spanish tourism industry. According to the latest numbers the Canary Islands which include, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and La Palma are pulling the numbers in and are continually making the Spanish Tourism Board grow bigger every year. This time around The Canary Islands accounted for thirty five per cent of the total foreign tourist expenditure during the past month, with eight hundred and seventy nine million euros spent in January alone. This is up over five and a half per cent on the same time in two thousand and ten.
Even after years of tourism people still come back to the islands every year because of the diverse scenery, beautiful landscapes, clear blue waters, excellent accommodation and of course, typical Spanish weather. It also helps that the Canary Islands are home to some of the most beautiful natural attractions in the world, with Mount Teide (The world’s largest volcano) and the Teide National Park, which is famous for its appearance in hit Hollywood blockbuster Clash of the Titans, being based on the island of Tenerife. Not only that but tourists as well as experiencing a different kind of culture, also like a sense of a home from home, which is what many of the Canary Islands are offering.
In Tenerife alone, there are British newspapers on offer in British Bars that are owned by British people, so in a sense it is just like walking out of the front door at home to get your daily newspaper and have a chat to the local publican, apart from the stunning weather, and crystal clear waters!