Tourism doubles in June with overseas visitor nights up +241%

 In News, Tourism

National hotels and guest house welcomed 2.7 million visitors in June with a total of 7.2 million overnight stays — a YoY increase of 97.3% and 110.2% respectively according to the National Statistics Institute (INE).

In the regions of the North, Madeira and the Azores, overnight stays from overseas visitors exceeded pre-pandemic levels, although in general terms there was a 2.6% reduction in guests compared to June 2019, and a fall of 0.4% in the number of overnight stays regarding the same period.
Compared to May 2022, the number of guests grew 162.3% and 221.7% in terms of overnight stays.
While national guests represented 2.3 million overnight stays (+16.5%), overseas guests stood at 4.8million (+241%).
However, compared to June 2019 “the internal market grew 7.0% while overseas markets were down 3.5%” on the record year, states INE.
With the first six months taken as a whole, overnight stays increased €252.4% like-for-like, with growth up 84.1% for resident tourists, and 529.5% for overseas tourists. In comparison with the first half of 2019, overnight stays fell 7%; with an 11.9% fall in terms of overnight stays from overseas visitors, and a growth of 5.2% in national visitor overnight stays.
Taking into consideration the results of the second quarter of 2022, overnight stays evolved in line with the results in the first quarter. While generally overnight stays were up 209.9% in the second quarter of the year, compared to the same period in 2019, these were down 0.2%.