The government is preparing a support package for the country’s crushed tourism sector, including delayed loan repayment schedules, debt-to-equity instruments and grants. Revenue from holidaymakers played a crucial role in Portugal’s recovery from the 2010 economic and debt crisis, totaling 15% of Portugal’s gross domestic product in 2019. The sector’s revenues are expected to have dropped 80% in 2020, and tourism officials estimate an additional 100,000 jobs could be lost this year if it did not receive targeted support.