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Tourism accommodation grows at a faster pace
Tourism statistics
Tourism accommodation grows at a faster pace - 2016
04 August 2017

Summary

In 2016, according to the data available from the World Tourism Organization, the number of international tourist arrivals was 1.2 billion in the world, corresponding to a 3.9% increase. Europe was the destination of half (615.2 million) of the international tourists arrivals (+2.1% towards 2015).
When considering the tourist accommodation activity (hotels and similar establishments, rural/lodging tourism and local accommodation), the number of guests totalled 21.3 million (+11.1%) and overnight stays stood at 59.4 million (+11.6%), corresponding to an acceleration vis-à-vis 2015 (+10.9% and +9.1%, respectively).
The total revenue and that from accommodation, in the tourist accommodation activity, amounted to EUR 3.1 billion and EUR 2.3 billion, respectively, with notable increases of 18.1% and 19.2% (+15,0% e +16,7% in 2015).
The hotel activity registered 17.95 million guests and 51.4 million overnight stays. Residents' overnight stays (14.2 million) grew by 6.3% (+5.7% in 2015) and foreigners (37.2 million) increased by 12.1% (7.5% in 2015) . The revenue per available room (RevPAR) in the hotel activity was EUR 44.6, corresponding to an increase of 14.2% over the previous year (+13.4% in 2015).
Considering International Tourism, foreigners who visited Portugal entered mainly by road (55.6%). 41% of visitors arrived by plane and the remaining on cruise ships. Around 69% of foreign tourists visiting Portugal came for leisure, recreation or holidays. Visits to relatives or friends attracted 20.3% of the tourists, while the professional or business reasons corresponded to 8.0% of the total.

 

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