Global context

International tourism expenditure (US$bn)4.8
Global rank for international tourism expenditure46
Number of outbound visits (m)6.9
Most visited destinationSpain

Key demographic and economic data

Population (m)10.3
GDP per capita (US$)27,868
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)0.1
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)2.1

Inbound visits to Britain

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Seasonality (Share of visits)

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Access to Britain from Portugal

Weekly aircraft departures526
Weekly seat capacity91,481
Airports with direct routes in Portugal6
Airports with direct routes in Britain26
  • There are 526 direct flight departures to Britain a week, with a total seat capacity of 91,481 a week*
  • Six airports in Portugal serve 26 British airports*
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for the Portugal is £13

*2017 data