What country visits Portugal the most?

In 2019, Spain was the leading inbound market in terms of the number of visits, with roughly 2.3 million Spanish tourists arriving in Portugal. In 2020, Spanish travelers still recorded the highest figure, but the number of visits dropped to roughly 811 thousand.

Which nationality visits Portugal the most?


Rank Country 2017
1 United Kingdom 2,099,008
2 Spain 1,970,850
3 France 1,600,199
4 Germany 1,565,904

How many international tourists visited Portugal?

Around 27.9 million arrivals were recorded at accommodation establishments in Portugal in 2019. Over the last five years arrivals in tourist accommodation have been increasing at a higher rate, with an extra ten million arrivals in 2019 compared to 2014.

How many Brits visit Portugal each year?

The USA is the most visited country outside of Europe and the fourth most visited overall, with 4.8 million Brits travelling there. The full list of most popular British destinations can be seen below.

2019 3.31
2018 3.32
2017 3.27
2016 3.09

Is Portugal touristy?

Over the last few years, tourism to Portugal has increased exponentially and the great majority of visitors head to the same destinations and landmarks. Luckily, there are still plenty of ways to skip around the crowds and enjoy a unique Portuguese experience.

Who visits Spain the most?

The leading source markets of Spanish beach tourism are the UK (around 24% of the total arrivals in Spain in recent years), Germany and France (around 15-16% each), followed by Scandinavia and Italy (around 7% each) and the Netherlands (around 5%).

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How many British tourists go to Portugal?

More than 2.1 million people visited from Britain in 2019, the most from any country except Spain, according to Turismo de Portugal, the national tourist board.

Why do Brits travel so much?

The reason why Brits travel so much is because Britain is a major holiday destination and a tourist magnet. The tourist industry is worth something like 10% of our GDP and growing. So we have a lot of tourists who are regarded as a cash crop.

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