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Visitor numbers for Tenerife up 1.9 per cent in first seven months 

Tenerife recorded an increase in visitors of 1.9 per cent in the first seven months of the year, with a rise both in the domestic market and in international tourists.

The five-star hotels on the island increased their customers by 7.1 per cent from January to July, as recorded in the Cabildo’s Receptive Tourism Statistics.

In total for the first seven months of the year, Tenerife accumulated a total of 3,296,020 visitors.

The balance up to July 2017 registered a growth of the national market of 3.3 per cent to a total of 701,619 housed in the period, while foreign tourism reached a figure of 2,594,401 (+1.5%) in the first seven months of the year.

Nordic tourists accumulated an increase of 1.7 per cent at the end of the first seven months of the year. The number of people from Austria (+ 8.2%), Eastern countries (+ 11.3%) and the United States (+ 31.4%) also increased.

British tourists increased by 2.4% from January to July (1.2 million)

Another of the markets that evolves positively is the French, which has registered a seven per cent increase from January to July this year compared to 2016.

On the other hand, the German market (-6.1%), Dutch (-2.4%), Italian (-4.8%), and Russian (-7.6%) fell.

The number of tourists staying in Tenerife in July reached 518,361 people, an influx similar to that registered in the same month of 2016.

In the case of July, there was a 9.6% increase in peninsular tourism and 5.3% in other islands, in this case probably favoured by the increase in the transport subsidy.

In terms of accommo-dation, in July it increased by 1.1 per cent the stay in hotels and fell by 2.3 per cent in non-hotel establishments.

The occupancy rate in July was 78% on average, 2.1% less than in the same month of 2016.

The average stay of tourists during July was 7.47 days on average, which is 0.04 points less than the previous year.