A report by eDreams found that the majority of bookings registered on the platform indicate that the Portuguese are opting for national destinations for their summer holidays, while when it comes to travel abroad, most preferences are in Europe.

Funchal, Ponta Delgada, Lisbon and Porto are, according to eDreams, the most chosen cities to visit this summer, while abroad most of the bookings are for France, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom and Switzerland.

eDreams also states that the majority (36%) of travellers will stay in destinations for around three to four days, “which is indicative of a preference for a relatively short vacation”, while 26% will spend between seven to 13 days of vacation, 19% between five and six days, and only 5% will be away for more than 21 days.

Foreign demand

Portugal, on the other hand, stands out in the choices of foreign tourists, with eDreams noting that “in recent years, Portugal has consolidated itself as a destination of choice for many tourists, which is no exception in 2022”.

France, Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland are the countries where the demand for holidays in Portugal stands out, as well as Spain, with Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Funchal and Ponta Delgada leading the preferences.