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Portugal celebrates new tourism record: 21 million tourists in 2018

Portugal celebrates new tourism record: 21 million tourists in 2018

With the international travel press buzzing with features on Portugal, the news came in today that 2018 was another ‘record breaking year’ in terms of visiting numbers. Over 21 million tourists visited this tiny country with so much to offer, a growth of 1.7% on figures for the year before.

True, the percentage increase in new visitors is levelling off, but the bottom line is that Portugal is still luring people in, whether they are foreigners or nationals.

In fact, while the number of foreign visitors increased to 12.8 million (up from 12.7 million in 2017), nationals leaped to 8.3 million, a percentage increase of 3.8.

Read more in the Algarve Resident