Algarve hotels are bursting in a way they haven’t since the start of the economic crisis.
Data for July shows 86.9% of rooms were occupied – a 6.9% leap on last year which was already considered an “excellent” year for Algarve tourism.
Business within hotels is also up by 9.4% on last year.
Data from hoteliers association AHETA shows that the Algarve has attracted more German holidaymakers (up 22.1%) this year, more Dutch (up 17%) and even more British (up 10.2%) – already the region’s No 1 tourists.
Vilamoura/Quarteira/Quinta do Lago are once again the most popular destinations with 92.2% in the way of hotel occupancy.
The biggest booking increases were registered in Lagos/Sagres (up 11.9%), Portimão/Praia da Rocha (up 11.6%) and Vilamoura/Quarteira/Quinta do Lago (up 10.8%).
Three-star hotels and aparthotels were the most popular in July (taking 89.5% of holidaymakers) while apartments apparently took 84.5%.
Figures for August promise to be even better.