American boost

More American tourists are falling for Portugal’s holiday appeal, as revenue generated by these visitors increased 28.9% between January and August when compared to 2012. During that period, a 19.9% rise in overnight stays from American tourists was registered, explaining the bolstered revenue and making the USA the fifth largest tourist market in Portugal. Top of the list of markets generating the most tourism revenue for Portugal was France, followed by the UK, Spain, Germany and the USA, coming in fifth before Angola.