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Tourism 2017: Portugal’s best in almost every way

Tourism 2017: Portugal’s best in almost every way

Just as the pundits predicted, Portugal’s summer of 2017 was the best in almost every way. More tourists, more nationalities, more expenditure per head and more geographical popularity.

Getting into details, national hotels finished the month of July with 2.2 million ‘guests’, involving 6.9 million ‘sleepovers’ and representing both a 6.1% increase on guests for the same period last year, and a 4.7% increase on the similar number of sleepovers.

June had already registered even greater increases, while overall hotel receipts were up 17% on 2016 (13.1% in July).

Certain ‘niches’ show extraordinary leaps in popularity.

Read more in the Algarve Resident