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Tourism: Spanish Islands Set to Attract More Senior EU Citizens

By: schengenvisainfo

The Canary Islands intend to create tourism that is friendlier to senior visitors, who prefer longer stays and have greater purchasing power but are more sensitive to the climate and more concerned about safety on the spot.

By attracting more citizens over the age of 55, the Spanish islands plan to offer better conditions for these visitors, especially during the winter season. This could also work to their benefit as staying in Spain during the cold season indicates that they would have fewer gas bills to pay, reports.

According to Eurostat, the European Office for Statistics, a household in Spain consumes, on average, 44 per cent less energy than in Germany.

“Canarian tourism will carry out a communication offering peace of mind to Europeans, currently in economic and geopolitical uncertainty, promoting a more sustainable model of tourism in a safe destination and, in this specific case, favouring long stays that benefit the economy of the islands,” Yaiza del Castillo, Minister of Tourism of the Canary Islands, said.