May 1, 2014 David Oliveira


The Angolan tourists continue to have the largest market share when it comes to shopping tourism in Portugal. According to data from Global Blue Portugal, the Angolan market represents the largest slice of ‘globeshoppers’ (someone who considers shopping a fundamental element in their travels), with a 44% share, followed by Brazilians, with 24%, Chinese and Russians with 6% similarly to 2012. One of the novelties is the market share of Mozambican tourists, who count with 3%. 17% of globeshoppers in Portugal are of other nationalities. Compared to 2012, when 450 million euros in purchases made by globeshoppers in Portugal were recorded, the biggest growth in number of purchases was in the Chinese market, with 129 percent, followed by Russia with a 15 percent increase, Angola with 12 percent and Brazil with 6 percent. According to Global Blue, Lisbon and Porto continue to be the preferred destinations for shopping and among the main products purchased by shopping tourists are fashion items, followed by watches and jewellery.

David Oliveira

David Oliveira is a seasoned professional in the transport and hospitality industry with a deep passion for delivering exceptional service. As the author behind the Transfers Blog and the founder of VipLimousines, David brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from years of ensuring that customers experience the best in luxury transport.David started VipLimousines with the mission to transform the way people view luxury travel, making it accessible and enjoyable for all occasions, from airport transfers to special events. Today, his company boasts a fleet of premium vehicles that cater to a variety of preferences, including iconic names like the Hummer H2, Lincoln Classic Limousines, and top-notch Mercedes-Benz models.In his blog, David shares insights on everything from navigating the local airports of Lisbon, Porto, and Faro to selecting the perfect limousine for your event. His commitment to transparency, quality, and customer satisfaction shines through in each article he writes.When David isn't managing his company or penning his latest blog post, he enjoys exploring the local Portuguese cuisine and spending time with his family. His motto in life is simple: "In the world of service, every detail matters.


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