Algarve hotel bookings continue to increase in June

The Algarve’s hotels continue to register better results than last year.

Hotel bookings increased 7.6 percentage points (pp) last month compared to June 2014, with around 78% of hotel rooms booked.

Data from hoteliers association AHETA shows that the biggest increases were in the number of British (+1.9pp), German and Irish (+1.5pp) tourists.

As in May, the most popular destinations were Vilamoura/Quarteira/Quinta do Lago with 83% of hotel rooms booked, while Tavira stood on the opposite side of the list (72.2%).

Still, it was Tavira that registered the biggest increase compared to last year (+13.6pp), followed by Portimão/Praia da Rocha (+11pp) and Monte Gordo/VRSA (+10.6pp).

Data also shows that four-star hotels registered the highest level of bookings (81.3%), while three-star hotels recorded the lowest (74%).

Business in hotels also increased 13.3%, reveals AHETA.