According to a release from Statistics Portugal (INE), tourist accommodation in Portugal recorded 1.5 million guests and 3.6 million overnight stays in November.
Tourist accommodation in Portugal recorded 1.5 million guests and 3.6 million overnight stays in November, up 265.5% and 287.7% respectively on the same months in 2020, with overnight stays in the Madeira region exceeding 2019 levels, according to a release from Statistics Portugal (INE) on Friday.
Relative to October 2021, the numbers of guests and overnight stays in November were up 115.2% and 137.9%, states the INE in its statistics of tourism activity for the month.
However, it notes, compared to November 2019, before the pandemic, the overall number of guests was still down 17% and overnight stays off 12.4%. On that comparison, only Madeira showed growth, of just 0.8%, in the number of overnight stays, with those by residents of Portugal up 23.7% but stays by non-residents down 2.0%.
Compared to November 2020, however, increases in the number of overnight stays were seen in all regions, with the Lisbon region accounting for 31.4% of total stays, followed by the Algarve with 18.5%, the North with 17.6% and Madeira with 14.4%.
In the first 11 months of 2021 as a whole, all regions also saw a year-on-year increase in the number of overnights stays, with the Azores and Madeira leading the gains, up 117.1% and 73.3% respectively.
In November 2021, the domestic market accounted for 1.3 million of all overnight stays and foreign markets for 2.3 million.
According to the INE, revenue recorded in tourist accommodation establishments in the month totalled €211.6 million, of which €153.4 million related to lodging. Compared to November 2019, total revenues were down 8% and those related to lodging down 7.5%.
The average revenue per available room (RevPAR) in November stood at €30.40, down from €42.8 in October, while average revenue per occupied room (ADR) was €75.20, down from €83.90 the previous month.
In November 2019, RevPAR had been €32.10 and ADR €70.50.
For the first 11 months of 2021 as a whole, the INE reports, total revenue was up 56.4% on the year and lodging-related revenue up 58%, but compared to the same period of 2019 there were decreases of 46.8% in both cases.
The 11-month figures for all types of accommodation (tourist accommodation, camping and holiday camps and youth hostels) were 14.9 million guests and 39.9 million overnight stays, corresponding to year-on-year increases of 33% and 36.9%, respectively.