Visitor numbers down 1.2% but spending up 7.5%
The Canary Islands had more visitors from January to April 2013 than any other part of Spain.
According to the Spanish Government International tourists spending reached 13.337 billion euros in the same four month period; an overall improvement of 7.5% compared to the same period in 2012,
British spending accounted for the largest revenue sector, with just under 2.3 billion euros over the first four months, an increase of 3.9% for the same period in 2012,
German tourists spending held steady , with a recorded spend of 2.2 billion, up 0.4% however the Norwegian and Swedish visitors accounted for a considerable 1.76 billion representing a whopping 17.5% increase compared to 2012.
The biggest percentage increase, mostly benefiting mainland Spain was a massive 27.6^ increase in the number of French tourists who spent just over 1.4 billion euros in the first four months of 2013
For Gran Canaria visitor numbers down slightly but overall spending is up ; from January 2013 to April 2013 the Canary Islands collectively had 3,607,019 visitors which represents a drop of 1.2% on the same period for 2012.
783,285 tourists visited the Canary Islands in Abril 2013, making these Islands the second most visited region of Spain in April.