This is according to the results of the 20th Annual Europ Assistance Summer Holiday Barometer.

In a statement, the group, which carried out this work in partnership with Ipsos, concluded that "about 62% of Portuguese have plans to travel during the summer months. While a staycation was the preference for almost half of them (46%), abroad, Spain (18%) was the top choice, followed by France (9%) and Italy (5%)”.

At the same time, the study found that “Portugal is the preferred destination for Spaniards”.