August central Portugal tourism boost

in World · 18-10-2019 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

August was the best month ever for tourism in the Centre of Portugal in the number of overnight stays, guests and hoteliers.

Statistics from INE also revealed that tourism demand in the region grew above the national average in August 2019, in line with what has happened in recent years.

The cumulative results from January to August 2019 are also positive: “If we consider the cumulative set of the year, from January to August 2019, the Central Portugal numbers are also very positive, predicting that this will be the best year ever for tourism in the region”, says the regional entity chaired by Pedro Machado.

August 2019, compared to 2018, saw tourism grow by around 3 percent in the Centre of Portugal in overnight stays: there were 1,028,850 overnight stays in August 2018 and 1,060,101 in 2019, an increase of 31,251 overnight stays. This increase exceeded the national average, which rose 2.6 percent.

“The rise was most noticeable among national visitors, whose overnight stays grew by 5.2 percent to 608,904 between August 2018 and August 2019. A demonstration that the Centre of Portugal is a destination that is increasingly popular for residents in our country,” says Centro Tourism.

Overnight stays from abroad stabilised: 451,197 in August 2019, compared to 450,102 in the same month last year.
Revenue from hotel activity rose from €51.7 million to €54.4 million (+ 5.2 percent) between August 2018 and August 2019.


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