Booming bookings as Algarve hotels enjoy “good start” to 2017

2017 is off to a good start for hotels in the Algarve.

Data shows that 37.5% of rooms were booked in January, a 3.3 percentage point increase compared to last year.

There were more Brits, Dutch and French booking rooms but fewer Portuguese.

Portimão/Praia da Rocha and Albufeira saw the largest increases in bookings (+11.3pp), while January saw a dip for Faro/Olhão (-6.6pp).