According to rapid statistics on tourism, published by the National Statistics Institute (INE), “the tourist accommodation sector registered 1.2 million guests and 2.9 million overnight stays in February 2022, corresponding to increases of 507.0 % and 527.1%, respectively”.

The growth registered in the month of February thus surpassed what had already been observed in January, a month in which there were increases of 182.3% in guests and 185% in overnight stays.

However, the values ​​were still lower than those observed in February 2020, when there were still no restrictive measures in Portugal due to the pandemic, with reductions of 21.2% in guests and 23.1% in overnight stays.

According to INE, in February, 36% of tourist accommodation establishments were closed or had no movement of guests (compared to 41.6% in January).