Azores recorded more than 167,000 overnight tourist stays in November


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The Azores recorded around 167,000 overnight stays in tourist accommodation in November, 6.2% more than in the same period last year, according to estimates from the Regional Statistics Service (SREA) released today.

“The Tourism Indicator predicts that around 167,500 overnight stays will have been recorded in the month of November in the region as a whole in tourist accommodation establishments (hotels, local accommodation and tourism in rural areas),” reads a publication by the SREA, published on its website.

According to the Regional Statistics Office, “this estimate of overnight stays is 6.2% higher than the final figure for the same month last year (157.8 thousand)”.

The publication also highlights the number of passengers disembarking at Azorean airports in November from flights originating in mainland Portugal and Madeira and from international flights.

According to data previously revealed by the SREA, the Azores registered a new record for passengers disembarking at airports in November, with 117,517 arrivals, 4.5% more than in the same period of the previous year.

With 9,828 arrivals, passengers from abroad recorded a year-on-year increase of 38.5%, while passengers from Portugal (excluding inter-island trips) fell by 1.9% to a total of 54,151 arrivals.

IT also highlights the withdrawals and purchases made by nationals (189,895 thousand euros) and foreigners (11,593 thousand euros) at automatic teller machines (ATMs) and automatic payment terminals (APTs) in the Azores in November.

TPA purchases amounted to 144.7 million euros (6.8% more than in the same period in the previous year), of which 134.5 million with national bank cards (5.7% more) and 10.2 million with international bank cards (22.9% more).

CA withdrawals reached 47.8 million euros (down 2.2%), of which 46.4 million were domestic (down 1.9%) and 1.4 million international (down 10.6%).

According to the SREA, the Tourism Indicator (TI) “aims to estimate the general evolution of economic activity in the tourism sector in the Autonomous Region of the Azores”.

“The IT-Azores is the result of adding the estimates of overnight stays recorded in the three types of tourist accommodation and is released around three weeks before the publication of the Tourist Activity Highlights,” the publication reads.

The estimate of overnight stays in hotels, rural tourism and local accommodation “uses the figures recorded in the Survey on Guest Stays in Hotels and Other Accommodation” and “extrapolates trends according to the expected response rate in each case”.

Iris Lavan
Iris Lavan
With a background as a consultant in the medical industry, Iris Lavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Portugal Pulse. Iris also runs a company in Tel Aviv offering marketing, business development, content creation and public relations services. She holds a degree in economics and management, giving her a solid grounding in business strategy and financial planning. Iris' commitment to Portugal Pulse is reflected not only in her consulting career, but also in her impact on the Portugale media landscape in Israel. She was an interviewer for Hadshot Portugal חדשות פורטוגל, a media outlet that broadcasts news about Portugal in Hebrew, where she provided valuable information on current affairs, healthcare and the economy. Since July 2023, Iris has also been part of the Portugal Pulse team.

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