The Algarve hotel industry recorded an average occupancy rate per room of 83.9% in September, an increase of 3.8 percentage points (pp) compared to the same period in 2022.
According to provisional data provided by the Association of Hotels and Tourist Enterprises of the Algarve (AHETA) in the sector’s monthly evolution of activity summary, the record is 3.1% below the average occupancy rate in September 2019 (the year prior to the pandemic).
According to the business association, the markets that contributed most to the rise were the British, with 2.4 p.p.more, the German (+2 p.p.) and the Irish (+1 p.p.)
According to AHETA, the average stay in accommodation units was 4.3 nights, identical to that in the same month of 2022.
In September, the longest average stays were from the Netherlands market, with 5.9 nights, followed by Ireland, with 5.3 nights.
By geographical areas, the most significant increases, compared to the same period last year, occurred in the areas of Monte Gordo/Vila Real de Santo António (+9 p.p.), Faro/Olhão (+6 p.p.) and Carvoeiro/Armação de Pera ( +5 p.p.).