Furious British holidaymakers hit back at Lanzarote’s president who said she wanted fewer Brits on the island
Lanzarote’s tourism leader claims the Spanish island has become ‘saturated’ with Britons abroad and now wants to attract ‘higher spending’ visitors France, Italy and the Netherlands instead.
She added that the island would look to manage risk with ‘a diversification strategy to reduce dependence on the British market.’
Her outrageous comments have angered Britons currently on holiday and spending their money to support the island. Andrew Edwards, 54, from Burnley told MailOnline: ‘I think she is downright rude. This woman is saying she wants a better class of tourist, how dare she. Josh, 23, a nurse, added: ‘Having said that we have been out every day buying drinks and eating out so we are contributing to the economy.’
Mark and Jackie Farr say they will stop coming to Lanzarote if they are not welcome.
Mark, 68, retired salesman, from Bristol said: ‘It’s outrageous. We’ve coming here for a break every year after Christmas for the past seven years.
‘We spent ten days staying at a hotel and just relax.
‘But if they don’t want us here, we’ll go somewhere else. They need us. What else is here apart from tourism? Nothing!’
Credit Daily Mail Online
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