Canary Islands Registers 11.14% Increase in Overnight Stays During March 2024

Canary Islands: Strong rebound in tourism in March with an 11% increase in overnight stays

According to data published by the Canary Islands Institute of Statistics (ISTAC), the tourism sector in the Canary Islands experienced significant growth during the month of March 2024, with a total of 8.9 million overnight stays recorded in hotels and extra-hotel establishments. This figure represents an 11.14% increase compared to the same period in 2023.

Breakdown by type of traveler:

  • Foreigners: Overnight stays by international tourists grew by 10.63%, mainly driven by visitors from Great Britain, Germany, and Spain.
  • Residents: Overnight stays by Spanish residents experienced a 17.35% increase, reflecting a greater interest in domestic tourism in the Canary Islands.

Arrival of travelers:

  • In total, 1,279,429 travelers stayed in tourist establishments during March, which is 12.6% more than in 2023.
  • International travelers increased by 13.78%, while Spanish residents did so by 5.78%.

In general, the ISTAC figures reveal a positive outlook for the tourism sector in the Canary Islands, with sustained growth in overnight stays, traveler arrivals, and revenue generated. The recovery of international tourism, together with the increase in domestic tourism, are contributing to the economic reactivation of the archipelago.

For more information, consult the ISTAC.

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