In 2021 as a whole, 14.5 million guests were registered, 39.4% more than in 2020, but 46.4% less than in 2019, according to data released by INE.
The 37.5 million overnight stays mean 45.2% more compared to 2020 and 46.6% less compared to 2019.
In 2021, the INE says that, "contrary to the usual, it was not the summer months (July to September), but the months from August to October that recorded the highest number of overnight stays (49.6% of total overnight stays)".
In December alone, 1.1 million guests and 2.6 million overnight stays were registered, 150.0% and 170.4% more compared to the same month of 2020, but less than in December 2019.
People will not come to Portugal nor will people that live here support the industry as long as you require digital passports...You are not in control...our money is...Got it..
By Sakamoto Saurez from Lisbon on 14 Feb 2022, 19:51
In the recent parliamentary election campaign, every single party with Algarvian candidates stressed the importance of diversifying the local economy which still mainly depends on only seasonal businesses: tourism and agriculture. 9 delegates won seats in Parliament. Hopefully all of them are now busy working on fulfilling those promises.
By Annie from Algarve on 14 Feb 2022, 20:32