Embassy of Portugal in Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

More Nights spent at Tourist Accommodation Establishments in 2017

Eurostat has just released the data pertaining to the number of Nights spent at Tourist Accommodation Establishments. This sector in Portugal stands now, in 2017, at 71.3 million. An 8% increase when compared to the previous year.

An increase far above the European Union average that stood at just 5.1%. With Portugal having the 4th largest annual increase among all EU Countries in comparative terms.

Of these 71.3 million nights spent, the vast majority, 68%, belong to non-residents, a nearly 10% increase when compared to 2016. Way above the Union’s total numbers, where residents still account for most of the nights spent. With non-residents being responsible for only 49%.

To reach these numbers Portugal has counted on the support of many Saudis and other residents in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who choose Portugal more and more as their destination. 

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