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Market insights | United Kingdom

The distribution of British overnight stays by NUTS II 2018 (Jan-Mar) ranks 1st in total external demand for Portugal with a share of 18.3% (Source: INE - 2017)

Direct air connections between Portugal and the United Kingdom are 17/18 in the winter and 18 in the summer, with an average of weekly frequencies (Source: ANA - Airports of Portugal; Turismo de Portugal analysis).

Portugal is ranked 6th out of the top 5 destinations with 3 million trips (share of 3.5%), in 2017, a CAGR 2013-2017 rise + 7.8% (Source: Euromonitor International - 2017).

Main airlines operating between Portugal and the United Kingdom 2017 (Source: ANA - Airports of Portugal; Turismo de Portugal analysis):

Passengers landing from the United Kingdom [million] in 2016 corresponded to 3.7M, in 2017 these corresponded to 4.2M (+ 13.2%) (Source: ANA - Airports of Portugal; Turismo de Portugal analysis).

  • 83.8 million tourist trips, with a growth of 3.6% in 2016
  • € 43.6 billion in tourist spending abroad
  • 88.1% of the external trips made by the British are for leisure purposes
  • The online tourism market grew by 3.1%
  • London is the main source of tourists to Portugal
  • Over 54% of British tourists repeat their visit to Portugal
  • 95% of Brits were very satisfied with holidays in Portugal and 99% saw their expectations met or exceeded

 

Source: TravelBI