Tourists in Portugal drop 73.7% in 2020

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Tourism, Business · 10-07-2021 08:00:00 · 3 Comments

Portugal received 6.5 million non-resident tourists in 2020, an “unprecedented” drop of 73.7 percent compared to the previous year (after an increase of 7.9 percent in 2019)

According to INE's "Tourism 2020 Statistics", Spain continued to be the main source market for international tourists, with a share of 28.5 percent, having registered a decrease of 70.5 percent in 2020.

Considering main tourist accommodation (hotels, tourism in rural areas/housing, local accommodation, camping and holiday camps and hostels), in 2020 there were 11.7 million guests and 30.3 million overnight stays, representing decreases of 60.4 percent and 61.1 percent, respectively (after increases of 7.4 percent and 4.3 percent, in the same order, in 2019).

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By Mervyn Sims from UK on 11-07-2021 11:26

When it will be ready?

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By Kari Lehto from Other on 10-07-2021 01:24
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