The Canary Islands welcomed 750,780 foreign tourists in September, bringing the total so far this year to 7.37 million, which matches last year’s record number of visitors from other countries.
However, while figures for the year as a whole are looking good, visitor numbers were down slightly, (0.4 per cent), in September due, for the most part, to fewer British tourists.
Meanwhile, Spain as a whole welcomed 47 million foreign visitors in the year to September, up 3.8 per cent on the same period last year.
Spain’s traditional markets, the U.K., Germany and France, all performed well with increases in numbers across the board.
However, they were dwarfed by the ever-increasing Russian market, which saw visitor numbers up 40 per cent on last year, passing the one million mark for the first time.