Compared to August 2019, there was an increase of 6.3% in guests and 4.9% in overnight stays, according to quick statistics on tourist activity, published by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

Overnight stays in hotels (79.8% of the total) registered a slight increase (+0.3%; +3.2% compared to August 2019), while overnight stays in local accommodation establishments (weight of 14.9% of the total) grew by 6.8% (+6.0% compared to August 2019) and tourism in rural areas and housing (share of 5.3%) increased by 4.4% (+33.8%, compared to August 2019).

In August, overnight stays from residents decreased by 6.9%, totalling 3.5 million, and overnight stays from non-residents increased by 6.4%, corresponding to 6.6 million.

North American growth

Among the seventeen main source markets (88.6% of total non-resident overnight stays), the United States and Canada continued to stand out, recording the highest growth (+28.9% and +27.5%, respectively ) compared to August 2022.

In the month under analysis, the Algarve accounted for 31.3% of overnight stays, followed by the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (21.2%) and the North (17.1%), with the highest growth recorded in the North (+5.4% ), Azores (+4.5%) and Centro (+4.1%), and decreases in the Algarve (-1.9%) and Madeira (-1.2%).

In August, 10.4% of tourist accommodation establishments were closed or had no guest movement (11.9% in July).