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                                    Tourism in Portugal




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                                    Portugal continues to be a top choice for travellers
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      Paul Allen-Luckman            as results from the central and southern regions of
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                                           ourism activity in the Algarve  relevant was the growth of emerging
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      Rua Município de S. Domingo          the first half of 2019, according to  by 30.6 percent in the number of guests.
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                                    a 7.9 percent increase in total revenues  percent, totalling 2.01 million passengers
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      Accounts:  +351 282 343 653   the number of guests (with a total of 2.17  To João Fernandes, president of the
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      Newsdesk   +351 282 380 313   million guests) and 3.3 percent in     Algarve Tourism Region (RTA) “the tourist
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      General:   +351 282 341 100   overnight stays (with a total of 8.62 million  results of this first semester are positive,
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                                    Contributing to these results were the  commitment of public and private
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                                    positive performance of the domestic   operators to strengthen the Algarve as a
      PRINT & DISTRIBUTION          market again, with an additional 12.8  tourist destination”.
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      Printers:  Unipress, Porto    percent of guests (a total of 592,000) and  “Thanks to our joint work, we are able to
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      Print-run:                    an additional 11.3 percent of overnight  maintain a good performance in the UK
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      Distributors:                VASP  overnight stays), as well as the growth of  by Brexit. But we have also been able to
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      audited circulation           (total 1.58 million) and 1.5 percent more  such as Brazil and the US, reflecting the  2018. Photo: Lusa/José Coelho)
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      Publisher:  Paul Luckman      overnight stays).                      diversification plans.”                percent was more than double the national
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      publisher@theportugalnews.com  Contrary to the results of the last two years,  The number of overnight stays in  average, which stood at 5.6 percent”.
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                                    half of 2019 there was an increase of 6.8  considerable growth with increases in  again among domestic visitors, whose
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      Sónia Seixas                  percent in the number of guests (total of  June by 11.4 percent compared to the  overnight stays grew 14.8 percent,
      sales@theportugalnews.com     548,600) and 1.9 percent in overnight stays  same period of 2018, representing more  indicating that the region continues to be
                                    (total 2.64 million). When analysing   than double the national average, the  one of the favourites of the Portuguese for
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      Gaby Rodrigues                overnight stays, this was indeed the main  central region tourism body (Turismo  holidays or for a few days of rest.
      accounts@theportugalnews.com  foreign market for tourism performance in  Centro Portugal) announced.        Foreigners’ overnight stays registered an
                                    the region, followed by Germany (with  June 2019 “was extremely positive” for  increase of 7.8 percent and the number of
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      Facebook, Twitter and Kiss FM  833,700 overnight stays) and the      tourism in the region.                 guests grew 13.1 percent.
                                    Netherlands (with 603,300 overnight stays).  “In total overnight stays, year-on-year  “These positive figures confirm a clear
      Publicação registada na Entidade  Also noteworthy is the contribution of the  figures recorded an increase of 11.4  trend of recent years: The central region of
      Reguladora para a Comunicação  Italian market, which saw a significant  percent. There were 610,021 in June 2018  Portugal is growing rapidly throughout the
      Social com o número 127217    increase of 61.5 percent in the number of  and 679,658 in the same month of 2019. In  year and is the choice of more and more
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      www.theportugalnews.com/      guests (total of 32.200) and 62 percent in  other words, there were 69,637 more  visitors, both from inside and outside the
      editorialguidelines           overnight stays (total of 99.100). Also  overnight stays. This increase of 11.4  country”.
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