Tenerife tops the table as Brits can’t get enough of the Canaries
- Canary Island visitors jump 11.2% in a year (ISTAC)
- Jet2 and Norwegian announce new Tenerife routes
- Hidden villages, mountains and pyramids all waiting to be discovered (Cheap Holidays Tenerife)
Newly released figures have revealed a jump of 11.2% in visitor numbers to the Canary Islands in 2016.
The most southerly region of Spain, the Canaries enjoy superb weather year-round, making them a popular destination in all seasons. Now, data from the Instituto Canario de Estadístca (ISTAC), has revealed that the islands’ combination of great weather, stunning beaches and relaxed lifestyle served to attract 14,981,113 visitors in 2016 – 1,679,862 more than the previous year.
Topping the table, with 5.7 million visitors, is Tenerife. With average temperatures ranging from 17°C in winter to 24°C in summer, and between six and ten hours of daily sunshine year-round, the island is something of a haven for families seeking guaranteed sunshine. Even the sea temperature obliges, ranging from an average of 19°C at its coldest (February and March) to 24°C in September and October. according to Holiday Weather.
Part of Tenerife’s attraction lies in its appeal to all ages. From the buzzing commercial scene and nightlife of the capital, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, to the peace and beauty of the volcanic beaches and tranquil golf courses, the island’s mass appeal ensures a steady stream of visitors. In fact, Tenerife has become so popular that it attracted over 1 million more visitors than the second most popular Canary Island in 2016 (Gran Canaria, with 4,223,679 visitors).
ISTAC’s figures also reveal that it is UK travelers whose love for the Canaries burns brightest. More tourists travelled there from the UK in 2016 than from any other country, accounting for 4,892,535 arrivals by air in total. German visitors were the next most populous, at 3,020,296, while Spanish tourists accounted for 1,648,652 arrivals.
“Tenerife is one of those places that can’t help but charm. Many visitors are drawn here by the beaches, and it’s only once they arrive that they realise how much more the island has to offer. Taking a cable car up Mount Teide is an experience not to be missed, as are the Guimar Pyramids and the ‘hidden village’ of Masca. The sea pools in the lava flows at Garachico are also an absolute must. Many visitors find that they are soon yearning to come back, hence the booming tourism figures!”
Jodi Beard, Marketing Director, Cheap-Holidays-Tenerife.com.
Extended flight schedules for summer 2017 indicate that airlines are expecting this year to be another strong one for the Canary Islands. Jet2 has announced additional flights to Tenerife as part of its summer schedule, while Norwegian has just proposed a new short-haul route from Bilbao to Tenerife twice weekly from mid-April.
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