Holiday stays in the Canary Islands saw a 10% increase last year

The number of hotel guests in the Canary Islands, excluding holiday rentals, rose by 8.95% compared to 2022.

Hotel and non-hotel establishments in the Canary Islands recorded a total of 95.7 million overnight stays in 2023, marking a notable increase of 10.4% compared to the figures registered in 2022.

According to data from the Canary Islands Institute of Statistics (Istac), the number of overnight stays by foreign visitors saw a substantial rise of 11.74%, while those by residents of Spain also experienced a notable increase of 1.31% throughout the year. Overall, the total number of travelers accommodated in these establishments in 2023 amounted to 13,564,375, representing a significant growth of 8.95% compared to the previous year.

Foreign tourists saw an increase of 11.18%, whereas residents of Spain witnessed a smaller rise of 0.89%. The majority of travelers hailed from Great Britain, closely followed by residents of Spain and Germany.

Accommodation stays in the Canary Islands saw a 10% increase last year

With an occupancy rate per room or flat reaching 80.08%, Lanzarote emerged as the island with the highest occupancy rate per room or flat, standing at 84.67%.

In terms of financial metrics, the average daily room rate (ADR) was recorded at 109.9 euros, while the revenue per available room (RevPAR) stood at 88.03 euros per day. The total income generated by all hotel and non-hotel establishments in the Canary Islands amounted to 4,918 million euros throughout 2023, marking a substantial increase of 18.39% compared to the previous year.

Accommodation stays in the Canary Islands saw a 10% increase last year

These remarkable outcomes in the tourism sector of the Canary Islands were not merely the result of a sudden surge, but rather a consistent growth pattern. Notably, during the first quarter of 2023, the archipelago welcomed 3.73 million foreign tourists, reflecting an increase of 52,862 compared to pre-pandemic levels in 2019 (+1.43%). These visitors contributed 5,417.32 million euros to the local economy during their stay, setting a new record for the period since available data began.

In March alone, the Canary Islands received 1.29 million international travelers, only slightly lower than the figures from 2019, marking a decrease of 3.22%. According to statistics from the National Statistics Institute and the Tourist Movements at Borders (Frontur), the Canary Islands emerged as the top destination in Spain in March, attracting 24.7% of the total number of international tourists, followed by Catalonia with 19.5% and Andalusia with 15.3%.

These statistics undoubtedly attest to the remarkable recovery and resilience of the tourism sector in the Canary Islands.

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