Official figures launched by the Tenerife Tourism Corporation display that the largest of the Canary Islands made welcome a total of 2, 049, 093 visitors from the UK last year – a 16. 1% upsurge when compared with 2015 – and the highest amount ever recorded. The UK market keeps its prevailing position as the biggest source market to Tenerife, data processing for 36. 6% of all people to the island.
The particular 20. 4% increase in air capability and the launch of new routes through the UK in 2016 played a vital role in hitting a record-breaking number of British visitors to Tenerife. Landings to the island from UK air-ports saw an 18. 2% development.
Mr. Alberto Bernabé, Tourism Minister for the Tenerife Tropical isle Government, comments: “ We are incredibly pleased with the performance of the UNITED KINGDOM market last year, especially after the Brexit referendum. We would like to thank our valued partners – including UNITED KINGDOM tour operators, travel agencies plus airlines – for their unconditional assistance throughout 2016 and for helping all of us to achieve these excellent results.
“ Market forecasts enable us to remain optimistic for the existing year as, according to ForwardKeys plus Gfk, UK holiday bookings in order to Tenerife are predicted to experience a general 11. 4% increase in the first half 2017, ” adds Mr. Bernabé.
Tenerife also noticed a record performance from the Irish marketplace in 2016: a total of 93, 501 visitors from Ireland journeyed to Tenerife last year, a remarkable seventeen. 9% increase compared to 2015. Air flow capacity from Ireland saw the 14. 7% upsurge in 2016.
Mr. Carlos Alonso, President of the Tenerife Island Federal government, says: “ One of our focal points is to maintain the competitiveness of Tenerife as a leading European tourist location. We have invested almost € a hundred million to improve the island’ ersus infrastructure, including the refurbishment of visitor and coastal areas. ”
Tenerife welcomed a total associated with 5, 596, 764 worldwide website visitors in 2016, a 7. 9% increase on the previous year. Their own average stay on the island had been 7. 54 days and their particular total daily expenditure was € 121 per person. Satisfaction prices scored 8. 69 out of ten in 2016.