The tourist accommodation sector registered 2.1 million guests and 5.5 million overnight stays in October 2021, corresponding to year-on-year rates of change of +115.5% and +139.0%, respectively (+52.3% and +58.5% in September, in the same order). The levels reached in October 2021 were lower than those observed in October 2019, having decreased the number of guests and overnight stays by 14.6% and 13.5%, respectively.
In October, the domestic market contributed with 2.0 million overnight stays and increased by 65.4%, continuing to exceed the levels of the same period of 2019 (+28.2%). Overnight stays from non-residents totalled 3.5 million, the highest value since October 2019, having tripled compared to October 2020 (+216.6%) but decreased 26.7% compared to October 2019.
In October, there were increases in overnight stays in all regions. Compared to October 2019, the growth recorded in Alentejo (+14.9%) and RA Madeira (+3.9%) stood out, while the other regions registered decreases.
Overnight stays recorded in the first ten months of 2021 increased by 31.0% (+31.9% for residents and +30.0% for non-residents). Compared to the same period of 2019, overnight stays decreased by 49.9% (-11.0% for residents and -66.3% for non-residents).
In October, 24.2% of the tourist accommodation establishments were closed or had no movement of guests (20.5% in September).