Canary Islands Experiencing Slow Growth Except For Lanzarote

Lanzarote may be reaching for the stars as it is on its prime this year but the German market is not too excited when it comes to the rest of the Canary Islands. According to data, the total number of tourists from Germany that visited the seven islands has only increased by a mere 1.8 per cent which puts the number to 1.8 million in a period of seven months since the start of 2017.

The second smallest island is La Gomera and it is visited by tourists who are looking for peace and quiet rather than parties and crowded tourist destinations. There are a number of accommodations in the island such as Gomera The slow growth in the number of tourist does not impact La Gomera because it aims to maintain the relaxing nature of the place despite being a tourist destination.

With the drop in the number of tourists in the Canary Islands, other destinations are taking advantage such Egypt as they are hoping that German tourists will seek other alternative destinations for their upcoming holidays.

German vacation goers favor three well-known islands out of the group including Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Fuerteventura. The low growth is seen from the month of January until July. There is a 0.4 per cent increase or 595,000 tourists that visited Gran Canaria, 0.1 per cent increase is seen in Tenerife with less than 489,000 visitors while Fuerteventura has a 1 per cent increase with more than 488,000 visitors in the island.

The highest growth coming from the German market is seen in Lanzarote with an increase of 12 per cent as arrivals reached about 210,000 tourists. La Palma also experienced quite a growth this year because of the recorded 6.7 increase with a total of 54,000 tourists coming from Germany.

Looking at the overall source markets, on the other hand, shows that 2017 is quite a strong year for the Canary Islands because of the 8 per cent overall rise in visitors which amounted to 10.3 million tourists from the month of January until July. La Gomera catered to a number of new tourists with accommodations such as receiving more bookings.