According to the European Travel Commission, there was a 79% increase in tourist arrivals from the United States of America.
In the first quarter of 2023, according to data from Turismo de Portugal, North American passengers registered an increase of 64.7%. In overnight stays in tourist accommodation, there was an increase of about 107% over the same period last year.
The most recent study by the European Travel Commission points to Portugal as one of the European countries of choice for North American tourists, due to the direct flights, low prices, and the discovery of a fascinating country.
The European Travel Commission says that the signs of a new wave of tourists from the United States have been instrumental in the recovery of European tourism, which has already reached 95% of pre-pandemic levels, and that the pace should continue in the second half of the year.