The authorities of the Spanish resort island of Lanzarote, which is part of the Canary Islands archipelago, said that they had had enough of “low-quality” tourists – drunken beggars, and will now focus on attracting “quality” tourists. Moreover, as stated in the Spanish mass media, the tourists were almost directly divided by nationality, referring to the beggars of British alcoholic tourists, who suffer from almost all Spanish islands. Germans are considered the most solvent market here.
“The Canary Islands are currently looking for more ‘quality’ visitors, including looking for other markets, such as Germany,” – this is the official position presented by the island’s authorities. They also stated that Lanzarote is not afraid of a reduction in tourism, as the island is saturated and oversaturated with tourists.
As the local tourism authority directly assures, it is planning a new strategy. Which is primarily aimed at “reducing dependence on the British market”. It is worth noting that the British are now the leading tourist market for the island. “Part of the new strategy will be to become less dependent on the British, who currently account for more than half of all purchased tours to the island,” experts say.
Emphasis will be placed on “quality of tourists”. And also to promote Lanzarote’s tourism opportunities among the island’s second largest tourist market, the Germans. Which in Spain are considered more solvent and more “high-quality” tourists.