During the first 7 months of 2011 tourists spent almost 30 billion euros around the Canary Islands, almost 9% up on last year. For July alone spending was almost 7 billion euros, a staggering 15,9% increase on last year and makes the Canary Islands the most successful region of Spain for recovery.
Whilst the Brits (thank you) spent the most here, they actually spent 6,3% less than last year. Then came the Germans spending 5,4% more than last year, next the French spending 11,5% more then the Scandinavian market spending a whopping 17,7% more. The winnter by far are the Dutch, an astounding 27% increase on spending. In general, the average family spent around 100 euros a day.
Another interesting fact is 70% of the tourists coming here are doing DIY holidays, booking everything themselves and avoiding the tour-operator packages.
May it continue!