The markets that most contributed to the occupancy rate per room of 93.1% obtained in August were the Portuguese, with an increase of 5.5 percentage points, and the Irish, with an increase of 1.1 percentage points.
The Algarve’s leading hotel association announced yesterday that the average occupancy per room in the region in August was 93.1%. An increase of 0.2 and 12.0 percentage points compared to those recorded in the same period in 2019 and 2021, respectively.
As the Association of Hotels and Tourist Enterprises of the Algarve (AHETA) revealed last month’s occupancy figures, Hélder Martins, president of the association, highlighted that these figures are an improvement compared to those recorded in 2019, before the start of the pandemic.
“The Algarve surpassed, in August, the figures recorded in 2019, the best tourist year ever. The sector continues to recover, after two terrible years, due to the pandemic”, said the president of the association. The business association’s study office also revealed the provisional occupation data for the previous month, with “sales volume increased by 12.1% compared to the same month in 2019”.
The markets that contributed the most to the occupancy rate per room of 93.1% in August were the Portuguese, with an increase of 5.5 percentage points, and the Irish, with an increase of 1.1 percentage points, revealed AHETA.
On the other hand, those that “showed the biggest drops” were the “Spanish market (dropping 1.4 percentage points) and the German market (down 1.0 percentage points), added AHETA.
As for the occupation by geographical areas, the same source found “the biggest increases” in the areas of “Lagos/Sagres (up 3.2 percentage points), Tavira (up 1.8) and Carvoeiro/Armação de Pêra (up 1.0)”.
“Albufeira, the main tourist area in the Algarve, recorded an increase of 0.4 percentage points compared to 2019”, also referred AHETA, which is based in this municipality in the district of Faro.