What is the nationality of tourists who have visited Portugal most?

Wed 18 Mar 2020

The tourist accommodation sector in Portugal registered 1.4 million guests and 3.3 million overnight stays in January 2020, 12.2% and 7.6% more than in the same period last year, respectively. Residents' overnight stays increased by 12.1% and non-residents' by 5.6%. China, Canada and Spain recorded, in this order, the highest year-on-year increases.

"The 16 main issuing markets accounted for 82.4% of the nights spent by non-residents in tourist accommodation establishments in January and showed a growth of 4%. The British market (16% of the total number of nights spent by non-residents in January) registered an increase of 1.9%, continuing successive growth since September 2019", concludes the National Statistics Institute (INE).

According to the INE, "German guest overnight stays (10.8% of the total) fell by 8.6% in January, maintaining the downward trend that began in February 2019. "The Brazilian market (10.8% of the total) grew 6.9% in January, slowing down from the growth registered in December (+10.1%). The Spanish market (9.9% of the total) registered a significant growth of 26.5% this month. In January, the Chinese (+50.3%) and Canadian markets also recorded growth.

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