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‘Record year for tourism’ 2016 figures confirmed – but 2017 tourism already running well ahead

The head of Portugal’s tourist board, Luís Araújo, launched a plan in March 2017 to double the country’s tourist revenue over the next ten years and said he expected an overall €26 billion economic impact by 2027.

The confirmed figures for 2016 are just in for Portugal’s tourism sector, showing the industry welcomed 21.3 million guests, a record and an increase of 11.1% over 2015.


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