SYNTHESIS [email protected], 12 Feb-2021

February . 12 . 2021 SYNTH SIS IN @ COVID-19 www.ine.pt page 2/7 Communication Unit | tel: +351 21 842 61 10 | [email protected] More information available at: Tourism activity, flash estimate – December 2020 (01 February 2021) Overnight stays in tourist accommodation establishments by country of residence – 2020 (year-on-year rate of change) The region of Alentejo continued to show the smallest decrease in the number of overnight stays compared to December 2019: -45.1% (-37.7% in the previous month). In December, year-on-year decreases in tourists from all major inbound markets remained high, although smaller than in the previous month in most cases. In December, 50.0%of tourist accommodation establishments would have been closed or did not handle any guests (46.9% in the previous month). In 2020, as a whole, tourist accommodation establishments should have registered: • 10.5 million guests (-61.2% than in 2019); • 26.0 million overnight stays (-63.0% compared to 2019), of which: » 13.6 million were resident tourists (-35.3% than in 2019); » 12.3 million were non-resident tourists (-74.9% compared to 2019). This has been the lowest number of overnight stays recorded since 1993. In that year, the number of overnight stays was 23.6 million. Alentejo was the region that will have registered the smallest decrease in the number of overnight stays in 2020 compared to 2019: -37,3%. The biggest decreases were registered in Área Metropolitana de Lisboa (-71.5%) and Região Autónoma dos Açores (-71.1%). In 2020, all major markets will have fallen by more than 65% compared to the previous year, with a greater focus on tourists from Ireland (-89.6%), the USA (-87.7%), and China (-82.8%). -89.6% -87.7% -82.8% -78.5% -77.6% -76.3% -76.3% -76.0% -74.1% -72.8% -72.1% -70.6% -69.8% -69.5% -65.9% -65.6% Netherlands Spain Germany Belgium France Switzerland Sweden Italy Brazil Poland Denmark Canada UK China USA Ireland

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