Portugal tourism bounces back

 Wednesday, January 25, 2023 

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Portugal ended the year 2022 with 22,000 million euros, which is absolutely extraordinary because, in one year, they not only managed to recover what they did in 2019, but also surpassed the results by another 20 percent, said the minister.

Speaking at the closing session of the inauguration of the new School of Hospitality and Tourism (EHTP) in the Algarve municipality of Portimão, the official recalled that tourism, one of the engines of development of the country’s economy, was highly affected by the pandemic, almost paralyzed for two years, leading to a great demotivation of economic agents.

There were many people who said that to recover the numbers of 2019 it would take three, four or five years, but they managed to recover during the last year alone, he underlined.

António Costa Silva stated that for Portugal to achieve one of the goals of being the most sustainable destination in the world, one of the highest quality, it is necessary to work together, developing collaborative networks.

Fundamental pillar

He added that there is still prejudice in the country in relation to tourism, a sector that, he recalled, is undoubtedly one of the fundamental pillars of our economic development.

In the same sense, he added, that tourism is present throughout the national space and it is transversal, it mobilizes multiple sectors of the economy, from construction to transport, to a whole set of industries.

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