Where Gran Canaria is now boasting 13 five star hotels the islands generally are beginning to move up more up market with Gran Canaria leading the way.
Whilst Gran Canaria are continues to be the most popular island for tourist overall visitor number has fallen slightly however the earnings from tourism have increased.
This is partly due to the changing nature of the tourist communities and clearly the continuing economic crisis across Europe has played its part.
Today for every British visitor there are eight from the Scandinavian countries, for every British visitor there are twice as many Germans.
Whilst Germany and the Scandinavian countries can be said to have weathered the crisis a little bit better them the United Kingdom the number of British tourists to Gran Canaria shows that the difference is significant more significant when it comes to the relatively expensive holidays that Gran Canaria can represent.
A new Websites launches this summer which offers 4 and 5 star accommodation exclusively across the canary Islands