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Revenue from tourism activity increased more than 30% in the first half of 2023
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Revenue from tourism activity increased more than 30% in the first half of 2023 - June 2023
14 August 2023


In June 2023, the tourist accommodation sector accounted for 2.9 million guests (+7.1%) and 7.4 million overnight stays (+3.7%), corresponding to EUR 622.1 million in total revenue (+14.0%) and EUR 480.6 million in revenue from accommodation (+15.5%). When compared with June 2019, there were increases of 33.5% in total revenue and 35.5% in revenue from accommodation.

The revenue per available room (RevPAR) stood at EUR 78.1 and the average daily rate (ADR) amounted to EUR 123.1 (+11.6% and +11.7% respectively). When compared to June 2019, the RevPAR increased by 25.8% and the ADR grew by 26.1%. In AM Lisboa and Norte, ADR reached new historical highs (EUR 152.6 and EUR 113.0, respectively).

In June, among the municipalities with the highest representation in total overnight stays, Albufeira kept short of the 2019 levels (-10.2% in total; -26.6% in residents and -5.2% in non-residents). Vila Nova de Gaia and Porto stood out, growing by 30.6% and 25.1%, respectively, when compared to 2019.

In the first half of 2023, total overnight stays grew by 18.8% (+7.7% in residents and +24.2% in non-residents), which corresponded to increases of 31.8% in total revenue and 34.0% in revenue from accommodation (+38.3% and +41.7%, respectively, when compared with the same period in 2019).

When considering all means of accommodation (tourist accommodation establishments, camping and holiday camps and youth hostels), in the first half of 2023, there were 14.5 million guests and 36.7 million overnight stays registered, corresponding to increases of 20.9% and 18.7%, respectively. When compared with the same period in 2019, overnight stays increased by 11.0% (+11.6% concerning residents and +10.7% regarding non-residents).

This press release includes an analysis of the evolution of overnight stays in the first half of 2023, compared to the same period in 2019, especially those generated by foreign markets. It is the first time since the beginning of the pandemic that the number of overnight stays (total and non-residents) in the first half of the year exceeds the 2019 levels. Only the Algarve recorded decreases, both in overnight stays from residents (-3.1%) and from non-residents (-0.3%).

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