Portugal

Portugal

From 22 May we will be working to update all of the data and documents on this page following the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revision of the International Passenger Survey (IPS) data for 2009-2018 and the released detailed 2019 data. UK data will be updated first and followed by the regional data from 27 May. Please be patient as we update these pages or contact the VisitBritain research team if you have any questions- VB/VEResearch@visitbritain.org. Thank you.

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Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)5.9
Global rank for international tourism expenditure45
Number of outbound visits (m)7.5
Most visited destinationSpain

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2019
Population (m)10.3
GDP per capita (US$)31,510
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)0.8
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)2.2

Inbound visits to Britain from Portugal

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Access to Britain from Portugal

Measure2019
Weekly aircraft departures544
Weekly seat capacity96,649
Airports with direct routes in Portugal6
Airports with direct routes in Britain26
  • Virtually all visits from Portugal to Britain are made by air
  • In 2019, there were 544 direct flight departures to Britain a week, with a total seat capacity of 96,649 a week
  • 6 airports in Portugal serve 26 British airports
  • The current rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for the Portugal is £13