NSThe Portuguese traveled and spent more this summer than the same period last year, according to data from Revolut, released this Tuesday. However, these values are still lower than those recorded before the Covid-19 pandemic.
Between June 1 and August 31, more than 52,000 Portuguese people traveled abroad, which is a 170% increase in the number of unique users compared to the same period last year.
On the other hand, the number of deals increased by 195% and the amounts spent increased by more than 200%, according to a statement. Minute News He has access.
Each tourist spends, on average, 500 euros
The platform’s data also reveals that during these three months, the Portuguese handled more than 23 million euros in their travels and purchases abroad. In the same period last year, about seven million were handled, according to Revolut.
Also worth noting is the fact that every customer on the platform has Spent, on average, 500 euros On these same trips, with Spain stands out as a major destination. More than 16 thousand people visited the neighboring country.
The United Kingdom, France and Italy were other places that stood out among the preferences of the Portuguese.
The numbers are still lower than in 2019
Despite the improvement we’ve seen this year, it’s worth noting that the numbers are still lower than those before the pandemic.
“Despite recovering in 2021 compared to 2020, Portuguese spending abroad has not returned to pre-Covid levels.. Revolut says, in the same statement, that the summer of 2021 compared to the same period in 2019 still registered a 5% decrease in the number of Portuguese travelers.”
In addition, “the number of transactions is also still about 13% lower than last summer without restrictions.”
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