FC: The Portuguese tourism sector has ‘been performing a very important role in economic recovery’

    Forum para a Competitividade (FC) stated (02-Sep-2019) that Portugal‘s tourism sector “has been performing a very important role in [Portugal‘s] economic recovery”. FC reported the following tourism figures in 1H2019:

    • Number of guests: 7.6% year-on-year increase;
      • Portuguese guests: 8.9% increase;
      • International guests: 6.8% increase;
    • Overnight stays: 4.7% increase;
      • Portuguese overnight: 8.9% increase;
      • International overnight: 3% increase;
    • Revenue: 7.6% increase. [more – original PR – Portuguese]