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New Order in Ibiza Tourism Trends

New Order in Ibiza Tourism Trends

Spanish and Italian tourists registered the biggest market share growth in Ibiza, over the last decade. The Italian market grew by over 136% while Spanish visitors grew their share by 106%. Most notably both the German and English markets showed decline,while new kids on the block, the Dutch, continue to grow with an increase of 30% from the 1999 figures. The Spanish are now top dogs in Ibiza, after relegating the English to second in 2003. The Italians now move up into third, as the Germans move out of the top three, for the first time in over 40 years.

Over 2.5 million people passed through Ibiza airport in 2010 an increase of 20% from the 1999 figure. The age demographics reveal that over 50% of the tourist footfall is between the ages of 24-45, 25% in the 45-64 bracket and only 5% over 65. The young under 25 demograph shows a near 15% share.

The most popular Hotels were the 3 star category, with nearly 50% of total tourist bookings. 17% booked with 4 star hotels while only 2.4% stayed in a 5 star establishment. That leaves 30% to the 2 star and below category, camping and the private villa market. The official figures were released by the Ibiza Tourism Board.

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  1. Anonymous

    Hi Danny,
    I am looking for Tourist stats similar to that which yiu have used in the above post, but for Summer 2011. Any chance you could help me find them. I only seem to be able to find figures fr 2010 on the net and have been looking for a while now.
    Yours Ira.

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  2. Anonymous

    Hi Danny,
    I am looking for Tourist stats similar to that which yiu have used in the above post, but for Summer 2011. Any chance you could help me find them. I only seem to be able to find figures fr 2010 on the net and have been looking for a while now.
    Yours Ira.

    Reply
  3. DannyKay

    Hi Ira,

    If you go to the Dario De Ibiza website and do a search in Spanish using " Aeropuerto de Ibiza 2011" you should be able to pull up the figures for 2011. They will be in Spanish so you will need to use Google Translator which comes as standard in the Google Chrome browser.

    Below is a translated textfrom an article dated 10/10/11/

    "PALMA | EFE reported Ibiza Airport last September for the third consecutive month, a record of passengers to their facilities to accommodate 852,252 people, according to data provided today Aena. For Ibiza Airport transited 13.2% in September more passengers than the same month of 2010, bringing the Pitiusan airport saw a record number of passengers per month after that in July and August were counted 1,068,392 and 1,136,135 maximum passengers, respectively. Of the total September passengers, 276,523 were from domestic flights and 571 742 internationals, an increase of 10% and 14.7% respectively. In relation to the type of flights used, 693 639 (16.6%) were regular and 154 626 (- 0.2%) of charter type. There were also positive in Ibiza data regarding operations, flight 7967, which represents an increase of 11.3% over September 2010. Of these, 3142 were commercial domestic flights (4 %) and international commercial flights 4209 (15.7%). The cumulative number of passengers at the airport in Ibiza during the months of 2011 is 4,981,828 people, 11.7% more than the same period in 2010 . The number of transactions also rose in the first nine months, namely by 9.7% to 53,426 flights."

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  4. DannyKay

    Hi Ira,

    If you go to the Dario De Ibiza website and do a search in Spanish using " Aeropuerto de Ibiza 2011" you should be able to pull up the figures for 2011. They will be in Spanish so you will need to use Google Translator which comes as standard in the Google Chrome browser.

    Below is a translated textfrom an article dated 10/10/11/

    "PALMA | EFE reported Ibiza Airport last September for the third consecutive month, a record of passengers to their facilities to accommodate 852,252 people, according to data provided today Aena. For Ibiza Airport transited 13.2% in September more passengers than the same month of 2010, bringing the Pitiusan airport saw a record number of passengers per month after that in July and August were counted 1,068,392 and 1,136,135 maximum passengers, respectively. Of the total September passengers, 276,523 were from domestic flights and 571 742 internationals, an increase of 10% and 14.7% respectively. In relation to the type of flights used, 693 639 (16.6%) were regular and 154 626 (- 0.2%) of charter type. There were also positive in Ibiza data regarding operations, flight 7967, which represents an increase of 11.3% over September 2010. Of these, 3142 were commercial domestic flights (4 %) and international commercial flights 4209 (15.7%). The cumulative number of passengers at the airport in Ibiza during the months of 2011 is 4,981,828 people, 11.7% more than the same period in 2010 . The number of transactions also rose in the first nine months, namely by 9.7% to 53,426 flights."

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  5. polly

    hi danny, just wondering do you know where there is stats on the number of hotels on the island…also is there anywhere that the airport passenger stats have been broken into 'type' of tourist visiting island…music, family, sports etc?? any help appreciated thanks…great blog… polly x

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  6. polly

    hi danny, just wondering do you know where there is stats on the number of hotels on the island…also is there anywhere that the airport passenger stats have been broken into 'type' of tourist visiting island…music, family, sports etc?? any help appreciated thanks…great blog… polly x

    Reply

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