British tourists to Tenerife up in 2011

British tourists to Tenerife up in 2011

Recent data shows that Tenerife holidays have been particularly popular in 2011; Travelmatch.co.uk says this owes to the island’s great weather and lovely hotels

According to Travelmatch, a new travel discovery engine, holidays to Tenerife have been very popular in 2011. Many of the company’s customers have booked all inclusive packages to the island to get some time in the sun.

Data from Aena, the world’s leading airport operator in terms of passenger numbers, shows that Tenerife saw a 25 per cent spike in visitor numbers in the first half of 2011. The neighbouring islands of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote also fared well during this timeframe. Travelmatch says that these numbers demonstrate that Tenerife is fast becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world.

travelmatch.co.uk attributes the island’s popularity to its superb weather and its array of excellent hotels. Places like the Vulcano Hotel in Tenerife allow Brits to relax in comfort and style without spending a lot of money.

Alex Francis of travelmatch.co.uk comments: “Tenerife has long been a firm favourite with British travellers, yet 2011 has been an extraordinarily strong year. The 25 per cent growth reported by Aena is very significant and matches our own figures. We expect this trend to persist as 2012 Tenerife holidays are already starting to sell as people plan their winter trips to this gorgeous island.”

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Francis continues: “Holidays to paradise islands have always been popular with British tourists. Given Tenerife’s weather, amazing hotels and its array of excellent package holidays, it is no surprise that many choose to spend their time abroad here. There is no better way to spend your precious time off than by relaxing in a Canary Islands paradise like the Vulcano Hotel in Tenerife.”