Tourism occupation hits 72.6 per cent in La Palma
La Palma has described 2018 as “a positive one, in general” for tourism, with more arrivals at the airport and an increase in cruise passengers.
Tourism chiefs have been working hard to promote the island, conducting marketing campaigns with 28 tour operators and nine airlines in a total of ten markets: France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Poland and Italy.
President of the Cabildo, Anselmo Pestana and tourism councillor, Alicia Vanoostende said the Isla Bonita registered an increase in passenger arrivals to the airport of 9.8 per cent and an increase of 3.5 per cent in the arrival of cruise passengers.
Anselmo Pestana and Alicia Vanoostende agreed that 2018 was “a tourist year, in general, a positive one for La Palma considering that it was the next year of absolute records on the island and in the Canary Islands”.
Data shows that in 2018 there were 1,831,182 overnight stays on the island, an average tourist stay on the island of 6.4 days and an average occupation rate of 72. 6 per cent.