Residents' trips abroad with a significant increase
Tourism Demand of Residents
Residents' trips abroad with a significant increase - 3rd Quarter 2023
26 January 2024


In the 3rd quarter of 2023, residents in Portugal made a total of 8.0 million trips, which corresponded to an increase of 0.7% (following +6.1% in the 2nd quarter of 2023). Domestic trips decreased by 3.1% to a total of 6.8 million (85.2% of the total trips), while trips abroad grew by 30.3%, reaching 1.2 million (14.8% of the total). 

The main reason for travelling in the 3rd quarter of 2023 was “leisure, recreation, or holidays”, which represented 2/3 of the total trips made by residents (66.6%; -0.1 p.p. compared to the 3rd quarter of 2022), reaching 5.3 million (+0.6%). The second main motivation to travel was the “visit to relatives or friends”, which originated 2.1 million trips (25.7% of the total; -0.9 p.p. vis-à-vis the 3rd quarter of 2022). 

"Hotels and similar establishments" accounted for 24.2% of overnight stays from residents’ tourism trips in the 3rd quarter of 2023, with "free private accommodation" being the main option in terms of accommodation (55.4% of overnight stays; 55.0% in the 3rd quarter of 2022).

In the process of organising trips, the internet was used in 28.5% of cases (-0.5 p.p.), with this option having been used in 63.8% (-1.8 p.p.) of trips abroad and 22.4% of domestic trips (-1.8 p.p.).

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