Holidays In Tenerife - Even The Spanish Take Them!
The travel market for holidays abroad has affected pretty much everywhere during the current recession, with Spain and her islands not doing well
among European mainland countries.
It's woken up a lot of Tenerife and other Canary Island residents to the fact that they don't have to travel to enjoy a great vacation - they've got
everything on their doorstep!
Spain's Canary Islands have been a popular destination for holidaymakers for decades now. The islands rely upon tourism as its economic mainstay.
Over thirty percent of its gross domestic product is generated by tourism. An average of ten million visitors holiday on one or more of the Canary
Islands every year.
The wavering economy hasn't stopped tourists from travelling to the Canary Islands. Tourism numbers haven't climbed, but haven't taken a
devastating dive either. Still, it appears that those who are holidaying in the Canaries are being more thrifty with their holiday money.
It also appears that native islanders who reside there year round are travelling less. This may be the result of fewer tourism Euros being spent within
the country. Those who own the businesses which cater to the international visitors have less of their own money to spend on outside travel.
Many Canary Islands residents are instead choosing to appreciate anew what overseas visitors have long been drawn to. They are opting to take
'staycations' and visit the attractions in their own backyards.
The islands' biggest draw is typically the balmy weather. However, outside visitors also appreciate the rich history and the diverse geography of the
Canary Islands residents, on the other hand, don't need to leave home for good weather. They are instead seeing the islands through the eyes of
outsiders and don't even need to board an airline for flights to Tenerife
The Canary Islands are an archipelago of seven islands. Gran Canaria and Tenerife are the largest of the islands, and home to both of the Canary
Islands' joint capita