The number of tourists visiting Lisbon is predicted to be up 37% for the duration of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
eDreams is predicting an increase in visitors to the Portuguese capital during the week of the Eurovision Song Contest by an impressive 37%. According to the travel agency, the largest number of bookings to visit the city have come from France, Germany and Spain, with visitor numbers increasing between 10-20% in these three countries.
The biggest increase in interest in visiting the city has come from Brazil, Finland and Sweden, who have seen bookings increase by between 150 and 300% in the run up to the Eurovision Song Contest 2018.
Last year a total of 60,000 additional tourists traveled to Kyiv, Ukraine to attend the Eurovision Song Contest. Of the 60,000 tourists, 40,000 were Ukrainian citizens who traveled domestically, with a further 20,000 international tourists heading to the Ukrainian Capital to watch the competition.
In contrast the host city of Stockholm, saw an additional 38,000 international tourists travel to the city during the course of the contest. Combined they injected 27.5 million Euros to the cities economy through spending on hotels, food and attractions. Each visitor on average spent 724 Euro’s in the city during their stay.
Source: ESC Portugal