Portugal received only 440,700 guests in November, the equivalent of a 76% reduction compared to the same month last year.
November continued to show the negative momentum that tourism is experiencing due to the pandemic. Only 440,700 guests passed through Portugal, the equivalent of a 76% reduction compared to the same month last year, according to data from the Statistics Portugal (INE). About half of the tourist accommodation establishments were closed or without receiving guests, with revenues falling by 80%.
In November, the national tourist establishments received 440,700 guests, for a total of 1.1 million overnight stays, equivalent to decreases of 76% and 74.2% respectively. These variations are even more marked than those seen in October (-58.8% and -61.5%, respectively), says the INE.
Most of the overnight stays recorded in November concerned residents – 539,700 – compared with only 400,500 by non-residents.
As far as non-residents are concerned, the decline in Portugal’s main tourist markets exceeds 60%. Here, Irish and American guests are particularly noticeable, falling by 89.7% and 87.4% respectively. The Chinese also stand out (-81.9%).
These figures reflect well the weak moment that tourism is going through due to the pandemic. According to INE data, in November, 46.9% of tourist accommodation establishments were closed or did not register any guest movements (33.4% in October).