Spain’s Canary Islands are expecting an influx of international travellers who are choosing these territories as their favourite destination to spend some holidays.
In addition, the images published by air traffic controllers have shown the volume of flights that the Canary Islands are receiving, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.
Such images provided by air traffic controllers show planes from a large number of European countries coming to the Canary Islands and many other aircraft departing for European destinations with travellers who have had holidays on the Spanish Islands.
The recent figures show that the Canary Islands have started to receive a more significant number of tourists and, thus, started to recover from the damages caused by the restrictions imposed due to the Coronavirus.
According to local authorities, when flights resumed after the lockdown, airlines reduced schedules and operated with only ten or 20 per cent occupancy of seats after entry bans, and other restrictions also affected the travel and tourism sector. However, the situation has started to ameliorate.
In this regard, previously, the President of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, stressed that “The intense work that has been carried out in the last two years to increase air connectivity, thus he believes that ” Tenerife will lead the archipelago’s data if the world situation stabilises”.
Reservations by tourists who wanted to travel to Tenerife during this Easter marked a 7 per cent increase compared to 2019 figures, while reservations from the national market increased by 23 per cent compared to the same period, based on the data published by the Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdés, as well as the head of Market Intelligence at ForwardKeys, Juan Antonio Gómez.
Based on the same source Tenerife is the third destination in Spain with the highest number of reservations, both for national and also international arrivals.
Regarding the case of national arrivals, the second place is occupied by Lanzarote (78 per cent) and Fuerteventura (49 per cent). At the same time, Ibiza (34 per cent) and Palma de Mallorca (12 per cent) do the same with foreign arrivals, as reported by Guide to the Canary Islands.
In this regard, the President of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, foresees “a good summer and a magnificent Easter”. He also believes that in winter, the data will be even better.
“Everything will depend, however, on how the pandemic and the war in Ukraine evolve, but if the situation stabilises at a minimum, Tenerife’s ability to once again be a leader in the Canary Islands will be a fact,” Martín pointed out.
Recently, authorities in the Canary Islands announced that they had abolished all the remaining COVID-19 restrictions in order to ease the travel process further.