Tenerife has registered 5,146,181 tourists until November, an increase of 8.1% compared to the same period of last year, according to the Tenerife Cabildo reported Friday.

The Receptive Tourism Statistics of the Cabildo, analyzed by the Tourism Research Department of Tenerife, indicate that the growth of the hotel segment is even greater, 10.2%, compared to 3.8% of the extra-hotel.

The president of the Cabildo, Carlos Alonso, stressed that it is expected to close with a record number of hosted around 5.5 or 5.6 million visitors, the highest of all time, which would mean exceeding by far the record Of visitors in 2006, which accounted for 5.4 million tourists. ”

Alonso recalled that the tourism sector also improved favorably in job creation, with 131,733 contracts registered from January to November (+14.4%) “and a reduction of unemployment around 3%.”


In this line, the island’s tourism councilor, Alberto Bernabé, has valued these results, “in which not only there is an increase in tourists but also an increase in both overnight stays and occupancy.”

Bernabé has highlighted the significant influx of international tourism, “which experienced a remarkable growth in the accumulated of the year, with a number of hosted from January to November of 4,051,004 customers, representing an increase of 11.4% compared to the same Period of 2015 “.

With the exception of the Nordic, French and Austrian issuers, who lose their homes, the remaining foreign markets increase in the accumulated period.

Thus, British tourism increased its influx to the Island by 16.5%, with a figure of 1,886,947 housed from January to November 2016.

The German market, the second largest international issuer in the island, registered a figure of 604,675 tourists in the period, representing an increase of 11.7%.

Other upward markets are Italian (+ 4.8%), Belgian (+7.2%), Dutch (+16.5%), Irish (+17.6%), Eastern %), Russian (+4.6%) and Swiss (+8.7%).


Regarding Spanish tourism, the Statistics of Receptive Tourism have a total of 1,095,177 housed up to November, a figure that represents a decrease of 2.7%, mainly due to losses in the Canary Islands market, which in the period From January to November, accumulated a decrease of 15% compared to the growth recorded in the same period the mainland market, namely 7.8%.

The overnight stays accumulated up to November amount to 38,834,202 stays, 8% more than in the same period of 2015, and the average stay is 7.55 days on average, which is the same as the previous year.

The occupation in the accumulated one reaches 73.2%, 8.9 percent higher than the one registered the previous year.

As for the data of hosted in the main tourist areas, the South of the Island accumulates until November an increase of hostages of 6%, with a number of 3,964,210 visitors.

The growth in the North reaches 16.6%, with a total of 926,158 customers staying in its tourist establishments.


The month of November concludes with a total of 434,444 tourists, 2.5% more than the same month of 2015.

In total, there are 3,391,006 overnight stays in the accommodation establishments of the Island, which translates into an increase of 3.1%.

Occupancy rates also increased by 3.3% to reach an average of 71.4% in the month, while the tourism visit to Tenerife in November stood at 7.81 days on average (+0.04 points ).

Courtesy of Europa Press