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Residents' overnight stays decreased
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Residents' overnight stays decreased - January 2024
29 February 2024


The tourist accommodation sector registered 1.5 million guests and 3.5 million overnight stays in January 2024, corresponding to variations of +1.8% and -0.1%, respectively (+10.9% and +8.3% in December 2023, in the same order). Overnight stays reversed the growth trajectory of the last three months and decreased by 2.6%, totaling 1.1 million, while those from non-residents slowed down for the third consecutive month, registering a growth of 1.2%, corresponding to 2.3 million.

In external markets, the British was the main outbound market in January (share of 15.8%), having registered a growth of 6.0%, followed by Germany (share of 11.2%), which grew by 0.3%. Among the top 10 external markets in January, the Spanish, in the 3rd position (weight of 8.8%), also stood out with the biggest decrease ( 12.2%).

The regions with the higher increase in overnight stays were the Oeste e Vale do Tejo (+18.7%), followed by the Norte (+3.7%) and the Centro (+3.3%). Conversely, the main decreases occurred in the Península de Setúbal (-9.7%), in the RA Açores (-4.0%) and in Grande Lisboa (-3.9%).

Occupancy in tourist accommodation establishments decreased in January, to 28.3% and 36.1%, in net bed and room occupancy rates, respectively (-1.3 p.p. in both).

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