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Non-residents continue to ensure growth in total overnight stays
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Non-residents continue to ensure growth in total overnight stays Flash Estimate - September 2023
31 October 2023


The tourist accommodation sector registered 3.2 million guests and 8.2 million overnight stays in September 2023, corresponding to increases  of 9.0% and 6.7%, respectively (+5.0% and +1.8% in August 2023, in the same order). The growth in overnight stays was due to the increase in non-residents markets (+11.3% to 5.9 million), while overnight stays from residents fell (-3.3% to 2.3 million).

In external markets, Canada and the United States continued to stand out, with the highest growth rates (+33.7% and +23.7%, respectively), being worth mentioning the Austrian market as well (+21.5%).

All regions recorded increases in overnight stays, most significantly in the Norte (+13.5%), in the Centro (+12.3%) and in the RA Açores (+9.8%).

Occupancy in tourist accommodation establishments increased in September (+1.0 p.p. to 57.3% in the net bed occupancy rate and +1.3 p.p. to 69.2% in the net room occupancy rate).

In September, 14.0% of tourist accommodation establishments were closed or did not register guests (10.4% in August).

In the 3rd quarter of the year, overnight stays increased by 3.2% (+8.9% in the Q2), as a result of the growth in overnight stays from non-residents (+7.2%; +12.9% in the Q2), with the domestic market registering a decrease of 4.4% (-0.3% in the Q2).

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