The Irish Travel Trade News (ITTN), a magazine of the tourism industry in Ireland that annually organizes the ITTA (Irish Travel Trade Awards) awards, has distinguished Lanzarote as ‘Best Sun Holiday Destination 2018’ (‘Best Vacation Destination of the Sun’). 2018 ‘) for the fifth time since this event was established in 2011, during a gala dinner held last Friday in Dublin.


This award is added to the one also awarded to Lanzarote last January by the Irish Travel Industry (ITI), entity that includes the main tour operators and Irish tour operators, as ‘Best Winter Sun Destination’ (‘Best Destination of Sun in Winter’) for the fifteenth consecutive year.


The representative of the Foreign Promotion Society of Lanzarote (SPEL-Turismo Lanzarote) in the United Kingdom and Ireland, Arminda Delgado, was in charge of collecting the award during the contest held at the Clayton Hotel in the Irish capital, after the vote by travel agents from Ireland and Northern Ireland.


The Councilor for Tourism Promotion of the Cabildo of Lanzarote, Ángel Vázquez (PP), thanks the award and said that “this new recognition is not only another example of the idyll that keeps the Irish tourist with Lanzarote, but also supposes an accolade for all the sector and the promotional policies that we carry out from Turismo Lanzarote “.


In this context it should be noted that the number of Irish tourists who arrived on the island between January and September of 2018 amounted to 224,931, which represents an increase of 8.8% over the same period of 2017. In fact, Lanzarote received during the nine first months of this year to more than half of the Irish tourists who came to the Canary Islands during that period.