Porto and North of Portugal was stated, during the month of July, as the fastest growing destination in tourism throughout the national context.
It is a trend that has been consolidated since the beginning of the year, explained by the strong destination promotion campaign and by offering increasingly diverse, which has allowed to capture new markets. In the month shown, Porto and North grew in total overnight stays close to 12 por cento, o que corresponde a 1,1 milhões de dormidas.
The nights spent by residents, Porto and North grew 5,9 por cento, correspondendo a 428,3 mil dormidas, e 15,6 percent in overnight stays by non-residents, correspondendo a 720,7 mil dormidas. This increase in overnight stays is also reflected in the increase in income, item in the Northern Region has the highest percentage increase in the Country. Since the beginning of the year that there is a remarkable growth path, with the highest growth of all national, in the order of 10,3 por cento, demonstrating consistent work.
quite positive numbers, também, as regards the average stay. Destiny is the only region with positive indicators in this field and net occupancy rate of bed, with average numbers 1,99 noites. Already on display (RevPAR) Porto and North stood at 53,3 euros in July, which resulted in the largest increase nationwide.
The Tourism of Porto and northern Portugal has been present in major tourism fairs in Spain, which remains the leading source, organized press trips in low density territories and supported a number of initiatives in all subdestinos.