Last year, there were 25,936 tourist beds at Invicta. 30% more compared to the 19,901 that existed in 2018.

In Lisbon, in the same period, growth was 13%, with 59,428 beds in 2018 rising to 67,283 in 2022.

This is one of the conclusions of ECO's analysis based on INE figures that analyze tourism indicators. This data includes beds available in hotels and local accommodation with more than ten beds, that is, hostels and guest houses. INE excludes the supply of local accommodation beds in private homes from the data.

In a more detailed analysis, it appears that more than half of the increase of 6,035 beds in Porto in 2022, 4,601 (76%) are in hotels, with the remaining 1,434 new beds falling in local accommodation. And this increase in beds is linked to the growth of new hotels and hostels in Porto, in 2022 there will be 43 more hotels than in 2018 and 65 more local accommodation establishments.

In Lisbon, in 2022 there were 7,855 more beds to accommodate tourists than in 2018. This number is the balance between the increase of 8,508 beds in hotels – having opened 56 hotels in the capital in this period – with the reduction of 714 beds (5 fewer %) in local accommodation, after having closed 34 AL establishments in the last five years.

To ECO, hoteliers explain this greater growth in Porto with air traffic, remembering that “since Ryanair” started flying to Francisco Sá Carneiro airport there has been “growing interest from aviation companies”, which has “ contributed decisively to the greater interest of investors, national and international, in recent years”.