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Who are the Top 10 spenders in the Canary Islands

What country spends the most? Who spends the least?

Top 10 spenders in the Canary Islands.

Come on admit it.  We all have our theories about other tourist nationalities.

We all think we know who drinks too much beer when on holiday.  Who is the loudest?  Who is the rudest?  Who flashes the cash and which country are a bit slow, opening their wallet or purse.  Who should you not be expecting a tip from?

Some countries have longer stays than others.  For example, many in the Nordic countries base themselves in the Canary Islands during their harsh winter.  For visitors from the Spanish mainland, a visit to the islands can be a weekend away.  The fairest way to look at this is to look at the average daily spend per tourist. 

Top 10 spenders in the Canary Islands.

We do have figures from Jan/Feb/Mar of 2020.  The average daily spend by tourists has grown every year but one since 2009.  The one exception was the last year 2019 when it dropped by almost €5 per day.

For the first quarter of 2020, the average daily spend by tourists was €142.90.  Up from €121.80 v the first quarter of 2019. 

Top spenders by day

1 Switzerland

They may only be 1.7% of the total tourist market in 2019, but the Swiss are not slow to flash the cash.  They spent an average of €166.80 per day in the first quarter of 2020.

2.  Belgium

It may be a surprise to some but at number 2 are the Belgians.  They made up 2.6% of overall tourists in 2019.  They spent an average of €161.90 per day in the first quarter of 2020.

3. The Nordic countries

Many peoples favourite to be number 1 the Nordic counties have to settle for the bronze medal.  They spent an average of €161.30 per day in the first quarter of 2020.  The 1st quarter report does not break the Nordics by country.  

I do, however feel the need to mention that the Finns were the highest spenders in 2019 spending €173 per day.  The Norwegians were the lowest daily spenders of the Nordic counties in 2019 per day at €141.50. 

4. France

Coming in at number 4 are the French.  They make up 3.9% of the total tourists.  They spent an average of €144.70 per day in the first quarter of 2020. 

5. Ireland

Sneaking into the top 5 are the Irish.  The Irish were 3.9% of the total tourists in 2019.  They spent an average of €144.30 per day in the first quarter of 2020. 

6.  The United Kingdom

They were the number 1 in terms of overall visitors at 32.7% in 2019, but the British have to settle for number 6 in the spenders league.  They spent an average of €143.80 per day in the first quarter of 2020. 

7. The Netherlands

At number 7 are the Dutch.  They make up 3.9% of the total tourists.  They spent an average of €138.90 per day in the first quarter of 2020. 

8. Germany

Heading up the bottom 3 are the Germans.  They made up 17.5% of the total tourists in 2019.  They spent an average of €133.50 per day in the first quarter of 2020. 

9.  Spain

Visitors from the Spanish mainland are the third largest visitors to the Canary Islands at 13% of total visitors but the second-lowest  spenders of the top 10.  They spent an average of €127.30 per day in the first quarter of 2020. 

10.  Italy

In the last place on our top 10 are the Italians. They made up 3% of total tourists in 2019.  They spent an average of €118.30 per day in the first quarter of 2020. 

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