2008 News Archive - Holidays - Lanzarote visitor numbers rise
23 10 2008
An increasing number of Britons are opting to holiday on the sunny Canary island of Lanzarote, it has been revealed.
Recent figures from Spanish airport authority Aena show that more foreign visitors travelled to the island this year than in 2007, suggesting that despite the credit crunch, Britons are as keen as ever to travel abroad.
According to typicallyspanish.com, more than half a million Britons visited Lanzarote in the first eight months of the year, representing a 7.9 per cent increase on 2007.
The number of Irish holidaymakers travelling to the sun-soaked island is also on the increase, Homes Worldwide reported.
Situated just 79 miles of the coast of Africa and with year-round warm temperatures, it is little wonder that more and more people are succumbing to the charms of Lanzarote.
Some of the island's most popular attractions include Timanfaya National Park, the wine Museum of Lanzarote and Lanzarote Aquarium.