June sees 81.8% of Algarve hotel rooms booked

It is rare these days, but the percentage of hotel rooms booked in the Algarve in June actually dropped compared to last year.

It was a marginal decrease – from 81.9% to 81.8% – but one that goes against the positive trend in 2017 which has seen bookings growing virtually every month.

Data from regional hoteliers association AHETA shows that the drop was mostly due to a huge slump in the number of Portuguese holidaymakers in the Algarve (-26.2%), though the number of Germans was way up (+12.2%).

Data also shows that there were fewer tourists in the Quarteira/Quinta do Lago (-7.7%) and Carvoeiro/Armação de Pêra (-4.4%) areas, though Tavira (+6.8%), Lagos/Sagres (+4.4%) and Monte Gordo/VRSA (+3.3%) saw hotel bookings grow.

Business volume at hotels also increased 4.2%.

2017 continues to be a great year for Algarve hotels, nonetheless. Since the start of the year, bookings have increased 4% compared to 2016.