Two different tourism records tumbled in August this year as the island saw record numbers of visitors and record visitor spend.
Visitors to Gran Canaria spent a total of 1,259 million euros in August, up 9,6 % on August 2014 figures and significantly more than the 1,149 million spent in July, itself a record month. The average visitor spent 1.258 euros during their holiday, a year-on-year rise of 7,2%. Spend per day was up 7,1 % to 124 euros.
The increase was largely down to a surge in the number of British tourists coming to Gran Canaria, although a big increase in Italian visitors also helped.
863,000 passengers used Gran Canaria airport during August, out of 3.2 million in all eight Canary Islands airports. That's 3.2% up on August 2014.