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Portugal Shows Growth in Irish Visitor Numbers in January

Portugal Shows Growth in Irish Visitor Numbers in January

Ireland was the third market with the biggest growth to Portugal in January 2017 with an increase in guests of 35.4% and bednights also up 39.1%, after Brazil and the USA.

Ireland was the second market with biggest growth to Porto and Northern Portugal, after Brazil, with an increase of 55.7% in guests and 50.4% in bednights, and third to Lisbon, with +28.4% guests and +26.5% bednights, after Brazil and the USA.

Alentejo, with an increase of 18.9% in Irish guests and Central Portugal, with +335.5% guests and +250.7% bednights, made Ireland the biggest growing market to the region in January 2017.

The UK market was also up with +10.8 % guests and +5.2% bednights to Portugal.

The Algarve recorded impressive growth of 23.2% in guests and 40.8% in bednights, and Madeira was also up with +9.5% guests and +18.7% bednights from Ireland.

Source: INE – Instituto Nacional de Estatisticas

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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