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Irish tourists Canary Islands. Just who are they?

Irish tourists Canary Islands.

584,856 Irish tourists stayed on the Canary Islands in 2019.  That is 3.9% of the total visits to the Canary Islands in 2019.  

So where do the Irish like to stay?

According to Canary Islands tourist report for 2019 Lanzarote is the most popular island for Irish tourists. 

  1. Lanzarote 255,528 visitors.  52% of all Irish tourists to the islands. 
  2. Tenerife 136,737 visitors. 28% of all the Irish tourists to the islands.
  3. Gran Canaria 62,805 visitors. 13% of all Irish tourists to the islands.
  4. Fuerteventura. 31,826 visitors. 7% of the total visitors

If you are Irish and like meeting up with other people from Ireland on holiday then Lanzarote is the island for you.  More than half of all Irish tourists to the Canary Islands stay there.  If you prefer to avoid your fellow country people then maybe the smaller Islands of La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro might be an option.  Less than 1% of all Irish tourists stay on these islands. 

92% of Irish tourists stayed on one of island on their 2019 holiday.  8% visited two Islands and 1% visited more than two islands on their holiday.

So who are the Irish visiting the Canary Islands?

Irish tourists Canary Islands.

The average age of a Irish tourist to the Canary Islands over the age of 15 years is 47 years old.  They are 54% women and 46% are men.

49% come with a partner and just 9% arrive unaccompanied.

36% book a package holiday.  The average for the Canary Islands is 56%.

Room only is the most popular option for the Irish with 41% of people.  The average for room only in the Canary Islands is 30%.

Apartments are the most popular accommodation for 39% of Irish visitors. 

The average holiday stay was 8.92 days in 2019. 

The average daily spend was €141.50.  The average for the Canary Islands was €138.90

81% are return visitors to the Canary Islands.  The average for the Islands is 72%.

73%  spend their holiday money on Restaurants, Cafes and Bars.  4% in Museums.  

2019 was an excellent year for the Canary Islands in their efforts in attracting Irish tourists.  The Irish are 3.9% of all tourist visitors to the Canary Islands.  They were 5th highest daily spenders in the first quarter in 2020.  

2020 will be a very different picture.   COVID-19 has had a significant effect on the Islands.  I am sure the Islands will recover over time.  How long will it take?  That is for another day and another report.

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2 thoughts on “Irish tourists Canary Islands. Just who are they?

  1. We love the Canary Islands,visited Grand Canary in April and Tenerife in November in 2019,hope we can travel there again soon !

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