There seems to be no stopping Lanzarote’s growing popularity amongst foreign tourists. And whilst 2014 proved to be a bumper year for arrivals 2015 now seems set to break all records, as the upsurge in tourists booking a break on the island soars way ahead of the rest of the Canaries.
The number of tourists visiting Lanzarote has grown by 3.7% during the first seven months of this year, according to the latest date from Frontur. A figure that is way ahead of the regional trend of 1.4% for the Canaries as a whole over the same time period.
So why is Lanzarote proving so popular and where is this growth coming from? Spain in general has been enjoying a real revival in popularity over the last couple of years, fuelled by wars and terrorism in former competitor markets such as Tunisia and Egypt, as well as systemic problems in Greece.
As a result the number of tourists visiting Spain has shot up so far this year and the Canary Islands have emerged as one of the main beneficiaries of this growth. With the archipelago welcoming a total of 7,445,188 tourists between January and July end, an increase of 1.4% versus 2014 figures.
Lanzarote however has totally outperformed the other islands, registering an increase in arrivals of 3.7%, the best of any of the Canaries. With growth fuelled by the renaissance of key markets such as Germany along with newer sources of tourists such as France and Italy.
All of this makes great reading for anyone thinking about investing in a property here on Lanzarote, as the island is now solidly on course for its best year ever. Creating a buoyant rentals market for the owners of holiday rental properties.