Tourists have spent less money during their visits to the island of Gran Canaria. In the first half of 2012 the total spend has been €1,651 million, which is €56 million less than last year (2011) while on the island of Tenerife, there has been a significant increase of €203 million over last year brining the total spend o nthe isalnd to around €2,500 million.
Tenerifes figures are the highest in the Canary Islands and the difference between Tenerifes lead is getting bigger and bigger. In the first half of 2012 the island beat its historical high of 2011 accumulating nearly 2.2 million foreign and National tourists which is an increase of 100,000 over the same period last year (January – June). In the first 6 months of the year, Tenerife have received around 600,000 more tourists than the island of Gran Canaria while this islands visitor figures have dropped by around 33,000 when compared to last years figures.
Tourists have spent €2.426 million on their holidays in Tenerife so far this year (including travel and hotel) which means an increase of about €203 million in tourism revenue, representing a 9% increase in turnover of the island.
In Gran Canaria, the drop in tourist arrivals has resulted in a decrease in tourism spend, tourists have spent a total of €1,651 million on their holidays in the first six months of 2012, €56 million less than the same period last year, representing a decrease of 3.3%.
Spending on Lanzarote between April and June was €418 million a decrease of 4% year on year and in Fuerteventura the decrease was also 4% year on year at €372 million.