Tourism revenues soar by 157%

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Tourism revenues in Portugal soared 157% in June, overtaking revenues made that month in 2019.

The sector registered 2.7 million guests in June, raking in €545.4 million — the equivalent of an increase of 97.3% on the same month in 2021.
According to data from the Portuguese statistics institute INE, revenues skyrocketed 157%, a 19% increase on the same month in 2019. The average spend per room was €111.8, also exceeding the average in 2019.
Of the 2.7 million holidaymakers received in June, 1.09 million were national holidaymakers (an increase of 19.9% on June 2021) and 1.58 million overseas tourists (+254.8 on June 2021).
The United Kingdom provided the bulk of the tourists (257,000), followed by the US market (180,000 tourists) and Spanish (172,000 tourists).
It was announced by the EU this week that British travellers to Portugal (and any other Schengen area country) will soon have to pay a fee for mandatory online security checks costing €7 (£6). It is expected that most UK nationals will have their trips to Portugal approved.
In June, there were 7.2 million overnight stays, an increase of 110% on 2021, but a fall of 0.4% in 2019, states the INE.
The internal market secured 2.3 million overnight stays, while foreign overnight stays totalled 4.8 million.
There was an increase in overnight stays across all regions of Portugal, particularly in Madeira (+16.8%) and the North (+6.2%). The greatest fall was in the Algarve (-8.1%).