(ZENIT News / Lisbon, 10.08.2023).- During the World Youth Day week, Lisbon’s airport handled some 960,000 passengers, about 10,000 more passengers per day than the usual summer peak. This is the most relevant data made known by the Portuguese Government, in a press release sent to ZENIT. It was a “very busy and exciting week, although Portugal has been receiving more flights every year, given that our country attracts tourists from all over the world,” they said.
The Government’s data reflects that “the number of non-resident tourists, who chose Portugal as their destination, more than doubled last year (+131.4%) in regard to 2021, reaching 23.3 million.
The data means that Portugal’s tourist sector is headed “towards a record year in 2023, both in terms of income as well as number of tourists, with the greatest increase in visitors up to now from the United States of America (U.S.A).”