Tourism generated more than 13.7 billion euros in the Lisbon Region in 2017. Total production of the sector almost doubled as a percentage of GDP, rising from 10.8% in 2014 to 19.7% in 2017.
In 2017, there was an increase of 2.4 million guests in the Lisbon Region, of 7.3 million in 2015, approaching ten million visitors per year. In three years, hotel capacity followed the evolution of tourism, mainly by increasing the number of rooms in hotels and local accommodation.
Overall improvement in key indicators reflects, according to the Deloitte study, the multiplier effect of tourism. In order to guarantee the medium and long term sustainability of the sector, José Luís Arnaut defends the expansion of points of tourist interest, investment in transport services and infrastructures and the bet on travel platforms and other digital tools.
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