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Travel and Tourism - Portugal - February 2018

“The concerted efforts of those with vested interests in Portugal’s tourism industry to improve the competitiveness of Portugal’s tourism industry have reaped rewards. The WEF [World Economic Forum]’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 ranks Portugal as the 14th most competitive destination (out of 136) on the globe . . . Diversification within Portugal’s tourism industry, capacity building and investment in quality and standards, combined with the clever use of marketing budgets and effective online tourism promotion are helping cement Portugal’s current popularity as a destination.”
- Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst

This Report looks at the following areas:

  • What makes Portugal an attractive tourism destination?
  • What is propelling the current rapid growth in Portugal’s tourism industry?
  • How does the tourism infrastructure support tourism development in Portugal?
  • What is the likely growth scenario for Portugal’s tourism industry in the short- to medium-term future?
  • What can be done to secure and improve Portugal’s standing within the global tourism industry?

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Table of contents

  1. Portugal: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

        • Background

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

                • Alentejo
                  • Algarve
                    • Azores
                      • Central Portugal
                        • Lisbon
                          • Madeira
                            • Porto and the North
                              • UNESCO World Heritage
                              • Tourism and the Economy

                                  • Figure 1: GDP, Portugal, 2011-18
                                  • Figure 2: Travel & tourism’s contribution to GDP, Portugal, 2011-18
                                  • Figure 3: Spending by international tourists, Portugal, 2011-18
                                  • Figure 4: Travel & tourism balance of payments, Portugal, 2011-18*
                                  • Figure 5: Travel & tourism’s contribution to employment in Portugal, 2011-18
                              • Arrivals

                                • International
                                  • Figure 6: International arrivals to Portugal, 2010-18
                                • Key markets
                                  • Figure 7: International guests at tourist accommodation, by region & country of residence, 2012-18
                                  • Figure 8: Overnight stays in tourist accommodation, by country of residence, 2015-18
                                • Emerging markets
                                  • Domestic
                                    • Figure 9: Trips taken by Portuguese residents, 2012-18
                                    • Figure 10: Domestic tourism spending, 2012-18
                                • Market Characteristics

                                  • International
                                    • Purpose of visit
                                      • Figure 11: Business tourism & leisure tourism spending, 2012-18
                                      • Figure 12: ICCA rankings, 2016
                                    • Seasonality
                                      • Figure 13: International arrivals to Portugal’s hotels & similar establishments, by month, 2014-17
                                      • Figure 14: Bed nights of international tourists in Portugal’s hotels & similar establishments, by month, 2014-17
                                    • Length of stay
                                      • Figure 15: Average length of stay in tourist accommodation by international tourists, 2014-18
                                      • Figure 16: Average length of stay in tourist accommodation, by select international source markets*, 2015-18
                                    • Domestic
                                      • Figure 17: Snapshot of domestic tourism in Portugal, 2016
                                    • Purpose of visit
                                      • Figure 18: Domestic trips by purpose of visit, 2016
                                    • Seasonality
                                      • Figure 19: Seasonality in the domestic tourism market, by purpose of visit, 2016
                                    • Length of stay
                                      • Figure 20: Duration of domestic tourism trips, by purpose of visit, 2016
                                  • Transport

                                      • Air
                                        • Figure 21: Passengers at Portuguese airports, 2016
                                      • Road
                                        • Rail
                                          • Sea
                                            • Figure 22: Cruise ships & their passengers by region, 2015 & 2016
                                        • Accommodation

                                            • Figure 23: Number of accommodation establishments in Portugal by type & region, 2016
                                            • Figure 24: Number of rooms in Portugal’s accommodation establishments, by type & region, 2016
                                            • Figure 25: Capacity (bed) in Portugal’s accommodation establishments, by type & region, 2016
                                            • Figure 26: Global results of tourism accommodation in Portugal, 2015-16
                                        • Tourism News

                                          • What Next?

                                                • Figure 27: Tourism forecast, 2019-27

                                            Travel and Tourism - Portugal - February 2018

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