Alentejo Sustainable Tourism Observatory

Mission and Objectives
ASTO aims to measure and monitor the evolution of the behavior of sustainable development of tourism in the Alentejo.
ASTO's monitoring of the tourist destination covers the territory corresponding to the Alentejo NUT II, coinciding with the geographical area of intervention by the Regional Tourism Authority Alentejo / Ribatejo.
Monitoring the sustainable development of tourist destinations can be done using several thematic areas, which can be addressed through the definition, operationalization and evaluation of possible hundreds of indicators.
Tourism indicators in Portugal
Tourism in the GDP
15.4 %
Total Employment
4.4 %
Service Exports
jan - oct 2020
11.8 %
Population Density
jan - oct 2020
39.8 %
Source: INE – Instituto Nacional de Estatística; BdP – Banco de Portugal; TP – Turismo de Portugal
Alentejo tourism indicators
Overnight Stays
September 2021 - October 2021
September 2021 - October 2021
Total Income
August 2021 - September 2021
Tourism Revenue
July 2020 - July 2021
Resident Population
699420 (N.º hab.)
Population Density
22.1 N.º/ km²
Population's density (No./ km²)
Source: INE – Instituto Nacional de Estatística

PISTA Project - Sharing Information on Sustainability of the Tourism in Alentejo
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ASTO team at Global INSTO Meeting - UNWTO - Madrid (2019)
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Alentejo “ganha” Observatório de Turismo Sustentável
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