Global context

International tourism expenditure (US$bn)4.0
Global rank for international tourism expenditure46
Number of outbound visits (m)5.9
Most visited destinationSpain

Key demographic and economic data

Population (m)10.4
GDP per capita (US$)19,214
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)-0.2
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)1.5

Inbound visits to Britain

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Access to Britain from Portugal

Weekly aircraft departures472
Weekly seat capacity81,330
Airports with direct routes in Portugal6
Airports with direct routes in Britain25
  • There are 472 direct flight departures to Britain a week, with a total seat capacity of 81,330 a week*
  • Six airports in Portugal serve 25 British airports*
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for the Portugal is £13

*2016 data


Read about the preferences of Europeans towards tourismPublished March 2015

Exchange rate

1 GBP = 1.1822 EUR

As of 26 April 2017

Retrieved from the Bank of England