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Wednesday, October 06, 2021

International tourism falls by 45.5% in the Canary Islands in the year to August

Tourists on the beach in South Tenerife

The arrival of international tourists has not recovered and accumulates a 45.5% drop in the Canary Islands in the first eight months of the year compared to the same period of the previous year, to a total of 1,737,038 visitors.

If just the figures for the month of August are analysed, the beginning of the recovery in the subsector is noticed, with a growth of 136.5% over the same month of last year and a total number of 569,207 visitors, while spending increased by more than 139%.

International tourists spent an average of 1,430 euros in the first eight months of the year, 11.7% more, 151 euros per day, with an average duration of the trip of 9.5 days, 12.6% more. Only in the month of August, the average expenditure of an international tourist is 1,437 euros (+ 1.42%), 163 euros a day, 3.33% more and an average trip of 8.8 days.