According to data released by the National Institute of Statistics (INE), in June, the Algarve recorded 2.26 million overnight stays, remaining the main tourist region in the country in the summer. Even so, that number is 7% lower than in June 2019, before the pandemic crisis.

All other regions had growth compared to that period. While the country registered 7.45 million overnight stays last month, an increase of 4% compared to June 2019, the North and Azores regions (with growth of 17%) and Madeira (with an increase of 14%).

In cumulative terms, data for the first half also show that the Algarve is the only region that has not yet recovered to pandemic levels. The 8.5 million overnight stays recorded between January and June in hotels and other accommodation in the Algarve are 1% below the levels recorded in the same period of 2019.

And this is when the country already observes levels of overnight stays 11% higher, with more than 33 million overnight stays, highlighting (again) the regions of the North, Azores and Madeira.

On the other hand, Lisbon distanced itself from the Algarve as the region with the most overnight stays, reaching 9.4 million overnight stays in the first six months of the year, 10% more compared to the same period in 2019.

As for the main markets, the US and Canada recorded the highest growth compared to June 2019 (60.3% and +39.7%, respectively), and also compared to the same month of 2022 (+22.2% and +36.2%, in the same order).