Portugal could not have asked for a better start to the year 2023 as data collected by the official statistical institute shows a 99 pc growth in tourism receipts in the country in the month of January 2023 as compared to January 2022.
According to the figures released by the National Portugal Statistics Institute (INE), earnings coming from tourism in Portugal last January stood at Eur 212 million, which represents a 99 pc surge compared to the earnings recorded in January 2022.
According to a press statement, the outcomes are optimistic even when matched with the times when Portugal did not have any recorded Covid-19 case. Compared with January 2020, the total income from lodging has increased by 24 pc in the month, says the statement.
The average income per room presented is approximately Eur 29, while the average for an engaged room has touched Eur 78.4, which reflect a growth of 86.2 pc and 17.7 pc, respectively, says the statement.
Among the areas in Portugal that have grabbed the lion’s share in this encouraging show of the tourism segment, there is the urban area of Lisbon, where 38.2 pc of total earnings are focused. It is followed by the island of Madeira (17 pc) and by the North (16.8 pc), says the statement.
In terms of progression, Lisbon listed the maximum upsurge, followed by the North (92.8 pc), which signifies the part of Porto, Minho and Tras-os-Montes.
The statement adds that INE has recognised few threats in sectors that are usually a robust tourism attraction, especially, the city of Albufeira in Algarve, where overnight lodging for tourists stayed at 9.9 pc when matched with the pre-Covid19 period.