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Lisbon鈥檚 Tourism sector earnings nearly double for the Santo Ant贸nio Festival


Santo Ant贸nio Festival in Lisbon - Portugal news
Santo Ant贸nio Festival in Lisbon - Portugal Business News

Portugal news - Lisbon鈥檚 Tourism sector earnings nearly doubled for the Santo Ant贸nio Festival on June 12-13, according to a report by UNICRE.

On June 12th, the people of Lisbon head to the main avenue, Avenida da Liberdade, for the longest night of festivities, the night of the Popular Marches when representatives from each neighborhood in Lisbon march and sing popular songs.聽The Lisbon municipality of Alc芒ntara won the 2024 edition of the Lisbon Popular Marches Competition.

The impact of Santo Ant贸nio festivities on Lisbon鈥檚 economy shows the growing popularity of festivals in Portugal.聽Lisbon鈥檚 Santo Ant贸nio (Saint Anthony) Festival with its popular marches (Marchas Populares) has led to earnings from the Tourism sector to increase by 75%. In the hotel and tourism activities sector, tourist transactions increased by 51%, while domestic transactions soared by 121%.

In the trade sector, performance through card transactions indicates that the national turnover registered a significant growth of 18% compared to the same period in 2023, while foreign turnover increased by 7%.

Here are the main source markets for Festival tourism in Lisbon, Portugal:

1 - United States


The US represents 21% of the total volume of Festival tourism in Lisbon in 2024.聽The USA market also grew by 12% compared to the same period in 2023.

2 - Ireland


Ireland represents 14% of the total volume of Festival tourism in Lisbon in 2024.聽Revenue from the Irish market grew by 16%, that is the highest growth market compared to 2023.

3 - The United Kingdom

The UK represents 9% of the total volume of Festival tourism in Lisbon in 2024.聽The British market grew by 7% compared to the same period in 2023.

4 - Brazil

Brazil represents 7% of the total volume of Festival tourism in Lisbon in 2024.聽The Brazilian market grew by 11% compared to the same period in 2023.

5 - France

France represents 7% of the total volume of Festival tourism in Lisbon in 2024.



Video of Lisbon's Santo Ant贸nio Marchas Populares Festival:







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