The number of tourists visiting Lanzarote continues to fall as the global slowdown takes it’s effect on tourism.  Lanzarote tourist numbers tumble by 19%With recently released figures from AENA, the Spanish airport operators, revealing that arrivals dropped by over 19% in February.  The trend suggests that the current economic crisis is now biting deeply into Lanzarote´s all important tourist industry. The data raises questions over the upcoming tourism season.

The new AENA figures show that visitor numbers from the UK – Lanzarote´s largest market – have now fallen by 18.82% across the first two months of this year, versus 2008 figures.  With similar declines evident across all other markets – such as Germany.  Where the number of arrivals dropped back by 13.36% over the same two month period.

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