Visitors to Portugal from January to November 2014 spent 9.626 billion euros in the country, a year on year rise of 12.2 percent, according to data released by the Bank of Portugal.
In the whole of 2013, income from tourism amounted to 9.25 billion euros, with the difference on year – January to November – reaching 1.048 billion euros.
“The data until November confirms that 2014 is the best year ever in tourism in Portugal, in various indicators, the number of guests, overnight stays, hotel revenues and earnings in the tourism sector,” said the Secretary of State for Tourism.
Saying that the income from tourism recorded in 2014 amounted to 26.4 million euros a day, Adolfo Mesquita Nunes told Portuguese news agency Lusa that the “goal is to continue to gain market share against our major competitors.”
Portugal will be represented at its own stand at the Madrid International Tourism Fair (FITUR), one of the largest events in Europe in this sector, taking place next week. (macauhub/PT)