Ibiza has reportedly had its biggest ever year for tourism in 2016, according to official stats that show over 7.1 million people visited the island from January through October – a 14.6% increase on the same period last year.
Ibiza’ director of tourism, Vicent Torres, puts the increase down to spikes in “usually lost months” like October, which is up 33% on 2015.
The exact number of people that visited Ibiza from January through October is 7,109,115, according to Diario De Ibiza.
2016 is a year Ibiza has hit the headlines on a number of occasions, as Amnesia was raided as part of Operation Chopin in July, with the club’s owner arrested. That was before Pacha and Ushuaïa became the next superclubs to become targets of the probe into alleged tax fraud in September.
White Isle institution Space Ibiza then closed in October, before Pacha Group, the nightclub franchise headquartered on the island, was reportedly sold for €350 million.
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