Tourism sector slumps back to 1980s levels amid pandemic

By TPN/Lusa, in Business, News · 16-02-2021 12:45:00 · 0 Comments
Tourism sector slumps back to 1980s levels amid pandemic

Just under 4 million foreign tourists stayed in Portuguese hotels in 2020, a near 76% slump from a record 16.4 million in 2019

The tourism sector has suffered its worst results since the mid-1980s last year. Just under 4 million foreign tourists stayed in Portuguese hotels in 2020, a near 76% slump from a record 16.4 million in 2019, while the number of overnight stays by non-residents dropped 75% to 12.3 million, its lowest level since 1984. Overnight stays by Britons fell by over 78% from a year ago. There was also a massive drop in the Chinese and American markets, decreasing 82% and 87% respectively.



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