Canary Islands tourism has highlighted the strong growth of the French market since 2010. Over the past 13 years, it has almost quadrupled on the islands and, compared to before the pandemic, it has increased by more than 30%.
Continued growth in tourists from France
In 2022, the number of French tourists arriving in the Canaries increased by 33% compared to 2019. It would have increased from 583,000 before Covid to 775,000 last year. Growth which continued in 2023, since from January to July the arrival of visitors from France increased by 15% compared to the same period last year, going from 425,000 tourists to 489,000.
Significant progress over the past 10 years
These data have been maintained for more than a decade, since 2010 the number of French visitors has almost quadrupled, going from 204,000 in 2010 to more than 775,000 in 2022. The Ministry of Tourism and Employment of the Government of the Islands Canaries justifies this a significant increase, largely due to the “growing commitment” to air connectivity between the islands and France.
Low-cost airlines are well established between France and the Canary Islands
Currently, there are different companies that offer direct flights between French territory and the archipelago, such as Binter, easyJet, Volotea, Vueling, Transavia or Ryanair. In addition, easyJet will operate a new connection between Nantes and Lanzarote this winter, a season during which some 307,000 airline seats are planned between the archipelago and French airports.
It is clear that there is growth potential in this destination