The number of overnight stays by Brazilians in Portugal soared by 748% between January and July this year, to 1.2 million, reflecting a strong recovery after two years of the pandemic, according to data from ICEP, provided to Lusa.
According to data received by the Portuguese Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade (AICEP), based on information from the National Statistics Institute (INE) and the Bank of Portugal (BdP), the number of overnight stays in Portugal increased to 1 .2 million in the first seven months of the year, an increase of 748% compared to the same period last year, representing 4.87% of the total number of foreigners living in Portugal.
In 2019, before the pandemic, the number of overnight stays by Brazilians in Portugal reached 2.9 million, representing 6.04% of the total number of foreigners. These are many dramatically in 2020 (692.3k) and in 2021 (622.4k).
The number of Brazilian guests in Portugal rose by 924% in the first seven months of the year, to 496,000, which compares with the 48,400 registered in the same period last year, corresponding to 6.10% of the total number of foreigners.
Revenues from tourism from Brazil to Portugal also recovered, growing 481% to 362 million euros, well above the 62.3 million euros recorded in the first seven months of 2021.
In 2019, tourism revenues from Brazil in Portugal amounted to 737.7 million euros, falling to 211.2 million euros in 2020 and to 189.9 million euros in 2021.