was precisely because of the shipping traffic that the tourism
industry was born in Gran Canaria. Over the years, tourism
would eventually become the main source of income for the
island, which would become one of the main tourist destinations
in the world.
From the second half of the 19th century, Gran Canaria started
gaining popularity in European circles as a place of rest
for tourists and the infirm. Shipping companies soon took
advantage of the opportunity to equip their vessels with cabins
for the transport of passengers.