Tourism

CANARY ISLANDS LOSE ALMOST 200,000 GERMAN TOURISTS

The variety of German guests arriving on the Canary Islands dropped once more in August, falling by 22% in comparison with final 12 months. In whole, the Spanish archipelago noticed the arrival of 1.three million international and nationwide guests within the eight months, 5% lower than in 2018.

The decline in German vacationers drags the vacation spot in direction of a tourism downturn. The autumn of the German market – the second most vital for the Canary Islands, solely behind the British guests – has accelerated in current months: in August, the islands registered the entry of 16,504 German guests, that’s 46,266 lower than throughout the identical month of final 12 months, which interprets right into a 22.2% drop for this market, in keeping with the provisional knowledge launched within the Vacationer Motion on Borders Survey (FRONTUR) ready by the Spanish Statistical Workplace (INE, in Spanish).

The steep decline is similar to the one already suffered by this vacation spot in July, when the variety of German vacationers dropped by 24.four%. As of now, the Canary Islands-registered three consecutive months of double-digit falls (beginning in June with a 15% drop).

The German lower is tilting the worldwide stability of the vacation spot in direction of the damaging facet: in August, the Canary Islands barely managed to surpass a million guests. There have been precisely 1,040,214 international guests (58,143 lower than a 12 months in the past), representing a 5.three% lower. These figures push again the vacation spot to figures much like these of 2015.

Between January and August, the Canary Islands had been visited by eight.6 million international vacationers (three.7% lower than in the identical interval 2018), and greater than half of the 337,163 international guests misplaced stopped flying from Germany. Thus far this 12 months, the vacation spot exceeds 1.6 million German arrivals, virtually 190,000 lower than in 2018, representing a 10.three% year-on-year lower.

In the meantime, the British market registers two months of development: in August, the islands welcomed 454,286 guests from the UK, three.eight% extra. From January to September, the vacation spot has registered virtually three.three million British guests, shrinking by 1.5%.

Regardless of this, the vacation spot studies 12,300 home vacationers in August, and to this point this 12 months, the home market has offered 171,000 extra vacationers.

This fashion, the Canary Islands acquired about 1.three million international and home vacationers in August, 5% much less compared to final 12 months. Since January, the vacation spot registered over 10 million arrivals, 217,000 fewer than final 12 months, which implies a 2.1% drop in guests.

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