Algarve hotels welcome fewer Brits in November

Algarve occupancy rate in August falls below 90%

Takes last summer’s bookings below those pre-pandemic

In August, the Algarve’s hotel industry recorded an average occupancy rate per room of 89.9%, a drop of 2.3 percentage points compared to the same period in 2022, AHETA – the Algarve’s largest hotel association – has announced today

According to provisional data provided by AHETA in its summary of monthly evolution of activity in the sector, this translates into 3% below the average occupancy value for 2019 (the year preceding the pandemic).

According to the association, the markets that contributed most to the fall in business were the Netherlands, Spain, France and Germany.

The Irish, United States’, Canadian and Danish markets showed the largest increases compared to the same period in 2022.

According to AHETA, the domestic market was practically at the same level as in 2019, with only a 0.1% drop.

The longest average stays in August were recorded in the Dutch market, with 6.5 nights, followed by UK guests, with 6.1 nights.

The average stay in the Algarve was 5.1 nights – which represents a drop of 1.7 per cent compared to 2019.

By geographical area, the largest increases compared to 2019 occurred in Lagos/Sagres (+3.4 percentage points.), Lagoa/Silves (+1.2 ) and Portimão/Monchique (+0.3).

The principal falls were in Monte Gordo/Vila Real de Santo António (-3.8 percentage points.), Albufeira (-3.9.) and Loulé (-3.3.).