Increase air capacity with the Peninsula and maintain leadership in the national market, goals of Tenerife in Fitur 18 January 2011 – Tenerife tourism goes a year more to the international tourism fair (Fitur), which will be held in Madrid from 19 to 23 January, with the aim of increasing airline capacity with the Peninsula and recover the figures of domestic tourists. The island delegation, spearheaded by the Cabildo’s President, Ricardo Melchior, and the first Vice-President and Minister of tourism of the island Corporation, Jose Manuel Bermudez, will keep about 30 professional meetings with airlines and tour operators. Bermudez notes that our efforts will be focused primarily on increasing the number of airline seats that companies offer to the island from the Iberian Peninsula, which is one of the key elements to achieve the increase of domestic tourists. Meetings that will keep Tenerife in Fitur include those held with air carriers Spanair, Air Europa or Vueling, as well as with tour operators such as Travelplan, Condor or Soltour, among others. The island will present at the fair, in addition, all tourist attractions and developments in which is one of the main markets of origin of travellers in importance for Tenerife. Sun and wellbeing, the diversity of options for choosing and authenticity are some of the elements that make leader at our destination between the Peninsular, which adds the closeness (less than three hours of flight) with respect to any national airport. The island accumulates until the month of November, a rise of housed in hotels in Tenerife of 2.27 per cent, with a balance sheet total of 4.425.310 tourists in the first eleven months of the year. The Spanish market, despite the negative results of the last five months, maintains a rise of 1.55 percent to a total of 1.373.541 national visitors from January to November. Infoturismo Tenerife 00 800 100 101 00 source: press release sent by lianne.