Overnight tourist stays up

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 29-01-2020 16:27:00 · 0 Comments

The number of nights spent in tourist establishments rose by 3.4 percent in Portugal in 2019, above the EU average of 2.4 percent, with the percentage of foreign guests increasing by 2.6 percent.

According to data released by the official EU statistics office, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation establishments in the EU reached 3.2 billion in 2019, an increase of 2.4 percent over the previous year.

In Portugal, last year the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation increased by 3.4 percent to 76.9 million, an increase of 3.6 million over 2018, double the increase between 2017 and 2018 (1.7 percent).

Eurostat data showed that, of the 76.9 million overnight stays in Portugal during 2019, 51.1 million were foreign guests (2.6 percent more than in 2018) and 25.8 million residents (which represents an even more marked increase of 5 percent).


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