Lisbon and Porto have concentrated 40% of overnight stays since the start of the year

This analysis of tourist activity carried out by the INE shows that overnight stays in establishments designated as hostels increased by 24.1% during the first nine months of the year.

In the first nine months of 2019, hotel stays in Portugal (82.9% of the total) increased by 2.2%, less than the other segments, which recorded a 14.8% increase in local accommodation (14.3%). 6.8% in rural tourism and housing (2.9% of the total), according to the most recent data provided by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

In the local housing segment, AM Lisboa has concentrated 37.3% of overnight stays since the start of the year, followed by the North (share of 20.9%).

In the hotel sector, the Algarve has represented 34.8% of overnight stays since the start of the year, seconded by AM Lisboa, with a share of 24.2%.

With regard to rural tourism and housing, the North concentrated 30.5% of the total number of overnight stays during the first nine months of the year, followed by Alentejo (24.8%) and Centro (20.2 %).

At the municipal level, Lisbon, Albufeira and Funchal stood out in hotels with respective shares of 17.8%, 15.0% and 7.8% from January to September.

With regard to local accommodation, Lisbon and Porto accounted for 29.2% and 11.4% respectively of the total nights.

As for overnight stays in a youth hostel, AM Lisboa has concentrated 49.5% of the whole country since January, with the focus being on the municipality of Lisbon (40.1% of the national total), as well as on the 7%) and in particular the municipality of Porto (16.2% of the national total).