This publication presents the main statistical findings on the activity of Tourism, considering both international and economical context of the tourism sector and data on tourist demand and on collective tourist accommodation.
Concerning the tourist demand, the main results from the “Travel survey of residents (IDR)” are now presented, referring to tourist trips, tourists and nights spent associated to tourist trips.
Information on collective tourist accommodation is now presented from the “Guest stays and other data on hotel activity survey”, as well as from similar surveys conducted by Statistics Portugal about camping sites, holiday camps and youth hostels. On this subject, information regarding accommodation capacity, guests and nights spent, as well as income from collective accommodation establishments classified as of tourist interest by Portugal’s National Tourism Authority (TP), becomes relevant.
Complementary information is also used from several sources, namely Eurostat, the “World Tourism Organization” (UNWTO), and from the Portuguese Central Bank.