Statistics Portugal

07/30/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/30/2021 04:01

Overnights stays of residentes increased in the first semester, mainly in Madeira, Açores and Algarve, but with large distance from 2019


The tourist accommodation sector registered 1.4 million guests and 3.4 million overnight stays in June 2021, which compares to 476.7 thousand guests and 1.0 million overnight stays in June 2020. The levels reached in June 2021 were however lower than those observed in June 2019, with the number of guests having decreased by 50.1% and overnight stays declined by 52.6%.

Compared to June 2019, there were decreases of 7.6% in overnight stays from residents and 72.0% in overnight stays from non-residents.

In the first semester of the year, total overnight stays decreased by 21.3%, resulting from changes of +23.7% in residents and -50.8% in non-residents. It should be noted that these variations are influenced by the fact that in the first two months of 2020 the impact of the pandemic has not yet been felt. Compared to the same period in 2019, overnight stays decreased by 73.4% (-42.3% in residents and -85.9% in non-residents).

In June, 25.3% of the tourist accommodation establishments were closed or had no movement of guests (37.2% in May).