We flock to the land of fado music, Ronaldo and Porto. The number of holidaymakers in Lisbon and Porto have more than doubled over Portugal – there are 12 percent more tourists than last year.
Jose da Silva, BNR correspondent, lives in Lisbon. He understands why Portugal is becoming increasingly attractive. “It’s one of the cheapest countries in Southern Europe and Portugal both beach and culture.” The thriving tourism for Portugal, the country that suffered from the crisis, very welcome. Tourists give 1 billion per month, doubling compared to last year.
Another not insignificant reason why one finds Portugal attractive is the safety. “We all know what happened in Nice and Brussels. People run away because of the unrest. Portugal not only benefits from them, but also Spain and Italy. “