Portugal is the 3rd fastest growing tourist destination in the US

According to Squaremouth, a travel insurance website comparison company, there are five international destinations that have seen a huge increase in American tourists since last year:

  • Israel: +50%
  • Iceland: +43%
  • Portugal: +42%
  • Vietnam: 39%
  • Norway: 36%

Although the statistics only apply to North American tourists who purchased insurance at Squaremouth, last year the World Tourism Organization released a list of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the world, with Portugal being first among the Southern and Mediterranean countries. from Europe with over 10 million international arrivals:

  • Portugal: +12.7%, 11.4 million arrivals
  • Spain: +10.3%, 75.6 million arrivals
  • Croatia: +8.9%, 13.8 million arrivals

You can read the full report here.

Finally, according to European Cities Marketing, Lisbon ranks 15th in the top 15 European cities per stay in 2016 with 9.7 million overnight stays, being the third fastest growing destination after Barcelona and Amsterdam.

We hope that this information will be useful to you from the perspective of a real estate investor.

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