The normally busy Easter trading period provided little respite for Lanzarote´s tourist industry. As the island welcomed 6.41% fewer holiday makers last month versus April 2008. According to the latest figures just released by AENA, the Spanish airport authority.

The British market – Lanzarote´s largest – recorded some of the largest falls. As arrivals from the UK have now dropped by 16.14% during the first four months of this year, according to AENA. Reflecting the dual impact of the credit crunch and the deprecation of sterling on consumer spending in the UK. With many British consumers expected to opt for either a holiday at home or outside of the euro zone this year.