Tourism in Portugal
Tourism is a key economic activity for generating wealth and employment in Portugal and tourism data for 2022 is encouraging.
In 2022, the tourism sector approached the record values of 2019 in the main indicators of overnight stays (-0.9%) and guests (-2.3%), and exceeded the values in tourism revenue (+15.4%).
A total of 26.5 million guests were registered, of which 15.3 million were foreigners, representing a recovery of 83.3% and 158.5%, respectively, over the same period. However, these figures are still at (-2.3%) and (-6.8%), respectively, of those recorded in 2019.
With a total of 69.5 million overnight stays in 2022 (46.6 million overnight stays by foreigners and 22.9 million overnight stays by nationals), the following are the top 5 source markets for Portugal in 2022, in this indicator:
_ United Kingdom: 8.9 million (+191.9%)_ Germany: 5.4 million (+141.9%)_ Spain: 5.0 million (+89.4%)_ France: 4.4 million (+97.0%)_ USA: 3.4 million (+327.4%)
As for tourism revenues, and according to data from the Bank of Portugal, the accumulated 12 months of 2022 reached 21.1 billion euros, an amount 109.7% higher than in 2021 and 15.4% higher than in 2019.
In this indicator, the main source markets for Portugal were:_ United Kingdom: 3.29 M€ (+132.3%)_ France: 2.90 M€ (+48.2%)_ Spain: 2.38 M€ (+69.7%)_ Germany: 2.36 M€ (+108.2%)_ U.S.A.: 1.87 M€ (+272.1%)
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