The British tourism market grew in December
Gran Canaria received 420,000 tourists during December 2018, an decrease of 1.7% (- 7,400) compared to December 2017. The British market however experienced a pre-Brexit surge of 5.6% (+ 3,100) more tourists, reaching 58,500 people during the last month of 2018.
For its part, the Nordic market maintains its overall combined leadership during winter with 139,800 tourists in December, despite that representing a decrease of 9% (-13,900) compared to 2017. The German market closes December as the second most important market for Gran Canaria with 99,720 tourist, a decrease of 0.4% (-470) in visitors compared to 2017.
France is the country that registered the highest increase this winter so far with 7,300 more and an increase of 33.6% (+1,840) more travelers, while 6,000 tourists flew to Gran Canaria from Ireland, which represents a rise of 25.8%, +1,125 more visitors.