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Portuguese government looks to British tourism market to increase revenue

Portuguese government looks to British tourism market to increase revenue

The Portuguese government is committed to increasing revenue from tourism and the British market is a priority.

The guarantee came from the Secretary of State for Tourism Ana Mendes Godinho at the World Travel Market held in London between November 6 and 8.

As she explained, Brits accounted for the most overnight stays, guests and revenue in Portugal in 2016.

“Our goal is to continue attracting the British market,” she said.

Statistics show that between January and August 2017 there was a 13.6% increase in the amount of money spent by British tourists, while the number of guests increased by 4.4% and overnight stays by 3.4% compared to the same period last year.

“Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, British tourists are spending more money in Portugal which is a good sign. We haven’t felt the effects of Brexit yet in terms of demand,” the secretary of state said.

Read more in the Algarve Resident