Holiday bookings have soared for next week’s bank holidays
Inflation and the cost of living crisis are not affecting holiday bookings or hotel reservations for this winter as yet, with higher than usual occupancy levels and arrival figures being recorded.
The first sign of a good winter is undoubtedly the December ‘bridge’ next week (Tuesday & Thursday are both bank holidays) and can give an insight into how the winter season will pan out.
According to AENA figures, between today (December 2nd) and Sunday December 11th, airports in the Canary Islands will exceed pre-pandemic figures and will have 12,086 flight operations (6,557 national and 5,529 international).
In 2019, before Covid, airports registered a total of 11,021 operations over the same dates (6,240 national and 4,781 international), and recovery has come despite the international situation and the rise in domestic flight prices to and from mainland Spain, especially for non-residents.
However, although the figures are good, it is important to remember that this year the bank holidays fall on favourable days of the week for an extended holiday or very long weekend without many extra days off work.
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