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Canary Islands tourism numbers 2019

Canary Islands tourism 2019.

The Canary Islands are Spanish owned located off the northwestern coast of Africa. 

The islands from largest to smallest consist of Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa.

The Canary Islands are one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations.   Due to their location, the islands are Europe’s go−to place for warm sunshine during the winter.

The Islands population was 2,153,389 people as of 2019.  The island’s administration is jointly shared by Santa Cruz  Tenerife and Las Palmas Gran Canaria.

So how did the Canary Islands do in 2019?

Canary Islands tourism 2019.

12,266,874 International and Spanish mainland visitors stayed in the Canary Islands accommodation in 2019.  

That was 3.4% fewer visitors than in 2018.   

They stayed 96,799,152 nights.  The average stay was 7.89 nights.

Inter-island domestic tourism had 1,715,111 visitors in 2019.  That was up 15.4% v 2018.  They stayed 5,980,555 nights.  The average stay was 3.49 nights. 

Average spent per foreign tourist per trip was €1,283 up 3.1% v 2018.  Average daily spend was €150.00 up 2.9% v 2018.

Profile of tourists visiting the Canary Islands 2019

Top 5 visiting countries.

The United kingdom 4,307,184 visitors.  33% of all visitors.

Germany 2,393,984 visitors.  18% of all visitors.

Spanish mainland 1,762,374 visitors.  13% of all visitors.

The Netherlands 521,016 visitors.  4% of all visitors.

France 512,684 visitors.  4% of all visitors. 

What nations were repeating visitors?

Nordic countries 82%.

Ireland 81%.

The UK 79%,

Germany 74%.

Belgium 72%.

Most popular islands.

  1. Tenerife
  2. Gran Canaria.
  3. Lanzarote.
  4. Fuerteventura
  5. La Palma
  6. La Gomera.
  7. El Hierro.

For more information on the Canary Islands click here.

One thought on “Canary Islands tourism numbers 2019

  1. Most people tend to visit the same Canary Island over their lifetime. They are missing out on so much.

    Each island is unique. From the biggest Tenerife to the smaller less visited islands such as La Palma and La Gomera.

    Take the time to get to know all the islands. You will not regret it.

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