Travelmatch: Boost in British Tourists Booking Holidays to Tenerife in 2011

By Travelmatch, PRNE
Sunday, August 7, 2011

LONDON, August 8, 2011 -

- Recent data shows that Tenerife holidays have been particularly popular in 2011; says this owes to the island’s great weather and lovely hotels -

According to Travelmatch, a new travel discovery engine, holidays to Tenerife have been very popular in 2011. Many of the company’s customers have booked all inclusive packages to the island to get some time in the sun.

Data from Aena, the world’s leading airport operator in terms of passenger numbers, shows that Tenerife saw a 25 per cent spike in visitor numbers in the first half of 2011. The neighbouring islands of Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote also fared well during this timeframe. Travelmatch says that these numbers demonstrate that Tenerife is fast becoming one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. attributes the island’s popularity to its superb weather and its array of excellent hotels. Places like the Vulcano Hotel in Tenerife allow Brits to relax in comfort and style without spending a lot of money.

Alex Francis of comments: “Tenerife has long been a firm favourite with British travellers, yet 2011 has been an extraordinarily strong year. The 25 per cent growth reported by Aena is very significant and matches our own figures. We expect this trend to persist as 2012 Tenerife holidays are already starting to sell as people plan their winter trips to this gorgeous island.”

Francis continues: “Holidays to paradise islands have always been popular with British tourists. Given Tenerife’s weather, amazing hotels and its array of excellent package holidays, it is no surprise that many choose to spend their time abroad here. There is no better way to spend your precious time off than by relaxing in a Canary Islands paradise like the Vulcano Hotel in Tenerife.”

About Travelmatch:

Travelmatch ( is a new travel discovery engine that helps inspire customers by matching their requirements to a wide range of holidays, hotels, flights, cruises, villas or city breaks. Unlike other travel sites, customers are not required to choose a destination, date or budget before they can begin searching. Customers are able to make informed decisions by exploring photos, user reviews, maps, events and activities and other fun things relevant to their chosen travel product. Travelmatch, which closed its first funding round in 2010, is based in Notting Hill, London.

You can also find Travelmatch on social networks: follow us @Travelmatch or like Travelmatch on Facebook to keep up to date with all the latest news and travel deals.


Contact Information: Alex Francis, Press Officer, Travelmatch, press at , Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LQ, Tel: +44(0)20-3384-5830

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