Portugal received 24.6 million non resident tourists in 2019

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Portugal received 24.6 million non-resident tourists in 2019, an increase of 7.9 percent over the previous year, according to data released by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

Spain remained the main market, with a 25.5 percent share, having grown 8.2 percent in 2019 and contributed with around 26.1 percent to the total increase in the number of tourists arriving.

UK tourists (15.4 percent of the total) increased by 7.6 percent and tourist arrivals from France (with a share of 12.6 percent) grew by 2.1 percent, with this country losing some representation.

The German market (7.9 percent of the total) showed zero variation in 2019, while the Brazilian market (5.5 percent of the total) increased 13.9 percent.

Outside the European Union, INE highlights the 23.2 percent increase in tourists from the USA.

INE released the first definitive results of 2019 for tourism, “which will be disseminated in greater detail on 31 July when there will be a wide range of indicators on tourist activity in Portugal, in terms of supply and occupation of tourist accommodation.

Considering the majority of the means of tourist accommodation, camping and summer camps and youth hostels, in 2019 there were 29.5 million guests and 77.8 million overnight stays, resulting in increases in 7.4 percent and 4.3 percent, respectively.

The domestic market secured 26.1 million overnight stays (33.6 percent of the total) and recorded a 5.9 percent growth in 2019.

Overnight stays in foreign markets (66.4 percent of the total) increased 3.5 percent and reached 51.7 million overnight stays.

The United Kingdom remained the main market with 18.8 percent of the total overnight stays from non-residents.

In 2019, residents in Portugal made 24.5 million tourist trips, corresponding to an increase of 10.8 percent.

The number of displacements in the national territory reached 21.4 million, corresponding to 87.3 percent of the total.

Trips abroad totalled 3.1 million (an increase of 24.7 percent).

In 2019, 5.4 million residents in Portugal made at least one trip with overnight stays outside their usual environment, corresponding to 53 percent of the resident population.

“Leisure, recreation or vacation” was the main motivation for travelling in 2019, justifying 12.1 million trips, followed by “visiting family or friends”, with 9.2 million travel and “professional or business” reasons, with 2 million.

Each trip had an average duration of 4.1 nights.

Travelling abroad had an average duration of 7.2 nights and domestic trips 3.6 nights.

The average expenditure per tourist on each trip increased 18.1 percent to 197.2 Euros.

On domestic travel, residents spent, on average, 134.8 Euros per tourist/trip, while on trips abroad the average spend per tourist/trip was 626.8 Euros.


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