“Brazil is one of the strategic markets for Portugal as a tourist destination and is currently the 6th source of tourists to our country”, says the Government, in a statement.

According to the government, “the most recent numbers reveal its importance and growing recovery”, and, “in the first quarter of 2023, compared to the same period of 2019, overnight stays and guests were just 4% of the pre values -pandemics”, but there is “a very significant increase in revenues, in the order of 42.5%”.

Questioned by Lusa, the Government said that in 2022, the top 10 destinations for Brazilian tourists when traveling abroad were: “USA (16.3%), Portugal (15.8%), France (12.5%) , Argentina (10.0%), Italy (7.6%), Spain (6.8%), Mexico (4.0%), Uruguay (3.6%), United Kingdom (3.4%) and Chile (3.0%)”, according to data from Globaldata, published on the statistics portal of Turismo de Portugal.

“Brazil continues to be a strategic bet for Portuguese tourism, with enormous growth potential, both in terms of the final consumer and in the business segment”.