July 17, 2020
According to a recent study by the travel analytics firm, ForwardKeys and the World Travel & Tourism Council, Lisbon has shot to the top of the most booked European destinations for the first half of June 2020.
Lisbon is the European city with the highest demand for tourists, with more flight reservations. It follows Paris, Amsterdam, Athens, Rome, Madrid, Frankfurt, Vienna, Barcelona and London. The data appear in a report by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTCC) and the consultancy ForwardKeys. It refers to tickets sold between 1 and 14 June compared to the same period.
In the first half of June last year, London was the most reserved city in Europe for any arrival date. However, due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, the capital appears at the bottom of the top 10 reserved destinations. Meanwhile, Lisbon rised to the top of the list of the most reserved European cities during the first half of June, compared to the ninth position reached in 2019.
Source: Great Travel Pages. Athens Enters Top 10 Most Booked European Cities List at 4th Spot.
Lisbon’s popularity has been on the rise, with foreign investors buying property in the city. It is now Europe’s hottest property market. Travelers from around the globe have discovered the multiple charms of this seven-hilled city by the sea.
Portugal has been widely praised for the effort made in the measures taken for the tourism sector. Portugal was one of the first countries to establish hygiene rules and safety protocols to receive tourists. The country has also one of the main testing rates to control the transmission of the virus.
Besides that, Portugal was the first European country to receive the “Safe Travels” Seal, being recognized as a safe health and safety destination in the post-covid19 world.
Source: LUXURY TRAVEL MAGAZINE, EURO WEEKLY NEWS, JORNAL ECONÓMICO