Tourist occupancy figures continue to fall in the Algarve

Tourist occupancy figures fell by 13.8 per cent in September, compared to the same month last year, according to figures released by the association of hotels and tourist accommodation developments in the Algarve (AHETA).

AHETA revealed that Portimão, Praia da Rocha, Carvoeiro, Armação de Pêra, Lagos and Sagres had the highest fall in occupancy levels in September.

Monte Gordo in Vila Real de Santo António registered the highest occupancy level, with 87.8 per cent, while Portimão registered the lowest with 54.4 per cent.

According to AHETA’s report, the greatest fall in occupancy levels was registered at two and three star tourist apartments and villas as well as five star and four star hotels and apart-hotels.

By nationality, the British represented 35.4 per cent of occupancy in hotels and tourist accommodation across the region, followed by the Portuguese with 22.3 per cent occupancy and German visitors with 11 per cent.

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