Tenerife expects boom in occupancy along with other islands
Hotels and apartments in Tenerife are expected to reach an average occupancy of 88 per cent this summer.
La Palma will see 83 per cent on average, while La Gomera at 86 per cent and El Hierro will maintain figures similar to those of last summer, according to a survey by the hotel association Ashotel.
The 88 per cent occupancy for Tenerife is three points higher than last summer.
The south of the island will have the highest occupancy rate in July and August, with 90 per cent, the same level as the previous year.
The accommodation capacity of hotels in the north of the island is expected to reach 85 per cent which is 15 points higher than had been anticipated when forecasts were made in 2016.
Ashotel says the good forecasts are due to the continued popularity of Tenerife in recent times and fruits of the hotel refurbishment programmes which have been completed or are now in progress.
In the metropolitan area, the estimate is 63 per cent, a figure two points more than the forecast for 2016.
After the magnificent occupation last summer in La Palma, where it was expected to reach 89 per cent, compared to 78 per cent in 2015, this summer aims for an average of 85 per cent.
Meanwhile, La Gomera plans to reach 86 per cemt of average occupancy, six points higher than the previous year’s forecast, although the best month for the island is August when it could reach 95 per cent.
El Hierro also foresees an average occupancy rate for this summer of around 60 per cent though this is likely to be boosted by the recent Bajada de la Virgen de Los Reyes and last minute reservations which could enable a high of 90 per cent.