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Tourist activity kept accelerating in February
Tourism activity
Flash Estimate: February 2022
Tourist activity kept accelerating in February
31 March 2022


The tourist accommodation sector registered 1.2 million guests and 2.9 million overnight stays in February 2022, corresponding to year-on-year rates of change of +507.0% and +527.1%, respectively, higher than those recorded last January, +182.3% and +185.0%, in the same order. The levels reached in February 2022 were lower than those observed in February 2020, when there were still no effects of the pandemic, having decreased the number of guests and overnight stays by 21.2% and 23.1%, respectively.

In February, the domestic market contributed with 1.2 million overnight stays and the external markets totalled 1.8 million. Compared to February 2020, there were decreases both in overnight stays from residents (-11.1%) and in those from non-residents (-29.2%).

In February, 36.0% of the tourist accommodation establishments were closed or had no movement of guests (41.6% in January).

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