Portugal: Tourist accommodation with 35,6 pct more guests in August – INE

The tourist accommodation sector in Portugal recorded 2.5 million guests and 7.5 million overnight stays in August, year-on-year increases of 35.6% and 47.6%, with overnight stays by residents reaching an all-time high, Statistics Portugal (INE) said on Thursday.

According to INE, the levels reached in August 2021 were lower than those observed in August 2019, having decreased the number of guests and overnight stays, 23.6% and 22.1%, respectively.

There was a year-on-year increase of 11.8% in total overnight stays in the first eight months of the year, resulting from a 29.1% increase in residents and a 6.4% drop in non-residents.

However, compared to the same period of 2019, overnight stays decreased by 58.4% (-18.9% in residents and -75.6% in non-residents).