The recovery of tourism in ten charts | infographics

After several years of growth, with new tourist and revenue records, the sector was one of the hardest hit by the covid-19 pandemic, but recovered in 2022 and even surpassed 2019 levels.

Revenues pass 20 billion

Exports, in millions of euros

Brits come back to the top

Exports, in millions of euros

Strong recovery in all regions

In millions of euros, data for 2022
Change compared to 2020, %


Prices drive earnings

Total income from tourist accommodation,
in thousands of euros

*AL with less than ten beds were not counted

Yields per room rising

Average revenue per available room (RevPAR)
in tourist accommodation establishments, in euros



passengers return
to airports

Number of passengers in millions

Lisbon leads
inputs and outputs

Number of passengers in millions


Number of guests still below
of 2019

in units

foreigners return,
residents break record

Sleeps, in units

*Serial break. Data does not include LA with less than ten beds

Unemployment in the sector falling

Unemployment recorded by the IEFP in December, by economic activity of origin, mainland Portugal

Accommodation, catering and similar, in units

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