The Canary Islands are on the upswing in tourism recovery and strengthening their position as a leader in travel destinations in 2023. Thus, in the summer season, from April to October, the Canary Islands will be connected to 122 destinations belonging to 28 different markets and with 1,929 weekly frequencies in a typical week, 196 more than in the previous year.
This was announced by Canary Islands Tourism after having held meetings with different airlines during the trade fair in Madrid to agree on promotional and comarketing initiatives to attract more tourists, highlighting at the same time that the reduction of CO2 emissions was addressed as a key issue.
The list of destinations has changed, with some disappearing as a result of the war in Ukraine, a war affecting Ukraine and places close to the conflict, such as cities in Poland, Russia and some in Germany, and others joining the group, such as cities in France, Italy, Spain and some in Germany. There has been great progress made in the diversification of markets, not only with an increase in connections to Italy and France, but also with the incorporation of Iceland, Slovakia and the United States compared to the previous year.
The representatives of Iberia Express, Booking, Lufthansa, eDreams, Air Europa, TUI, easyJet, Ryanair, Eurowings, Jet2, Vueling and Expedia, and others have held meetings with Canary Islands Tourism to review the plans and coordinate joint actions. A point of specias emphasis of these meetings is the calculation of the carbon footprint of each airline that operates with the Canary Islands, and with the incorporation of new, more efficient aircraft, among many other actions, a progress has already been noted, as indicates and positively evaluates the Canary Islands Tourism.