More British Tourists are Choosing to Book Canary Island Holidays

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The number of British tourists booking cheap holidays to the Canary Islands has significantly increased compared to last year.

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Recent figures released by the Lanzarote tourist board have revealed a rise in the number of holidaymakers from the UK to the island. The figures, which were compiled over the summer, show that cheap holidays to the Canary Islands have defied industry insiders’ predictions as destinations like Lanzarote have seen a sharp increase in tourist numbers over the year.

Richard Bray of online travel specialists Travelmatch says: “The figures from the Lanzarote Tourist Board reveal a 30% increase in foreign visitors to the island, compared to 2009. While arrivals from the UK, which accounts for a large number of Lanzarote’s tourism market, increased by an impressive 34%, and if this trend continues, the region could even experience a record number of tourists next summer.”

The sudden popularity of cheap Lanzarote holidays is due in part to Ryanair’s on-going expansion in the Canary Islands, which saw the airline operate 39 new routes to and from the holiday hotspot late last year. The airline also recently announced an increased number of flights to the Canary Islands later this year as part its pledge to provide an extra 500 Christmas flights, which could open the different parts of the region up to those wanting a bit of winter sun.

Bray continues: “The Canary Islands have traditionally been a popular choice for British holidaymakers, with Lanzarote being the most well-known of all the islands. But what many people don’t realise is that there are many islands and cities to choose from, for example Costa Teguise holidays offer a purpose built tourist resort that is situated very close to Lanzarote’s most famous attractions, and promises good weather all year round.”

About Travelmatch:
Travelmatch is a new travel discovery engine that helps inspire customers by matching their requirements to a wide range of holidays, hotels, flights, cruises, villas or city breaks. Unlike other travel sites, customers are not required to choose a destination, date or budget before they can begin searching. Customers are able to make informed decisions by exploring photos, user reviews, maps, events and activities and other fun things relevant to their chosen travel product. Travelmatch, which closed its first funding round in 2010, is based in Notting Hill, London.

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+44 (0)207 2295116

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