More tourists in Lisbon, Funchal and Porto since before Covid

Statistics released for June by INE (national statistics institute) show that Lisbon, Funchal and Porto were already attracting more overnight stays than in 2019 (pre-pandemic). Lisbon’s growth was quite small (0.5%), but Funchal saw 14.6% more tourists (translating into 520,400 overnight stays), and Porto saw an increase of 6.2%. June did not see any increases for popular destinations like Albufeira (Algarve), but that is almost certainly because the ‘tourist season’ there does not get going before mid-July.