650,000 people visited the White Isle in October alone, up 33% from 2015.
The exact number, according to Diario De Ibiza, is 7,109,115, counting from January through October. That represents a 14.6% total rise from the same period in 2015. Vicent Torres, Ibiza's director of tourism, puts it down to large spikes in visitors during "usually lost months" like October, which has doubled in the last decade and is up 33% from last year. Juanjo Riera, head of Ibiza's Hotel Federation, says the island has also benefitted from what he calls "borrowed tourism," becoming a destination for clients that usually visit North Africa or Turkey, but haven't due to security issues. He described these as "exceptional circumstances."
Ibiza's club scene has endured a tumultuous summer. Amnesia, Space, Pacha and Ushuaia were all raided by police, beach bar Lips was shut down and DC-10 was sanctioned for excessive noise levels at its closing party.
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