The Canaries has high hopes for the Easter holiday season that will begin in less than two weeks, and advance bookings suggest that the islands are almost certain to improve upon figures for 2019 – the last season before the Covid pandemic.
The online travel agency Destinia claims that advance bookings are already 48% higher than they were at this time in 2019 and has also stated that there are strong signs that last-minute bookings, which have increased hugely during the uncertainty of the pandemic, will be significant.
Susana Pérez of Lanzarote’s Tourist Federation has stated that occupation on the island is expected to be more than 80% and confirms the trend for last-minute bookings. However, she claims there has been a slight slowing of reservations owing to increased prices caused by inflation, fuel prices rises and the Ukraine war.
The FEHT (Spanish Tourist and Hotel Federation) has predicted that Canarian hotel occupation in April will be 70% and may reach 90% during the Easter holidays, with Canarian travellers accounting for an important proportion of bookings. Tourism from the Spanish mainland will also be an important factor during the puente (four-day holiday at Easter.
Nevertheless, foreign tourism is also on the increase, and, as usual, the British are the most important market, accounting for at least 38% of all Canarian bookings. That figure is almost certainly even higher for Lanzarote.
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