Hotel occupancy in the Algarve rose in June

The average overall occupancy rate per room, in the Algarve hotel industry, was 71,5% last June, that is, […]

The average global occupancy rate per room, in the Algarve hotel industry, was 71,5% last June, that is, 6,1% higher than in the same month of 2011, announced today by the Association of Hotels and Touristic Enterprises of the Algarve (AHETA).

But the rise also extended to turnover, which also increased by 6,1% compared to the same period of the previous year.

In terms of tourist nationalities, the biggest increases were registered in the German (+25,1%) and English (+19,6%) markets.

With regard to declines, in terms of percentage, the biggest falls were registered in the Spanish (-7,9%) and Dutch (-4,5%) and national (-3,5%) markets.

The Algarve area that registered the highest average occupancy rate (74,2%) was Vilamoura/Quarteira/Quinta do Lago, while Carvoeiro/Amação de Pêra registered the lowest, with 68,5%.

The main increases in hotel occupancy occurred in Tavira (+21,6%), Carvoeiro/Armação de Pêra (+14,4%) and Lagos/Sagres (+7,8%). Albufeira, the main tourist area in the Algarve, registered an increase of 1,6%.

The Portimão/Praia da Rocha area (-2,1%) was the only one to decline compared to the same month of the previous year.

By category, the biggest declines were registered in 2* Hotels and Aparthotels (-18,2%) and in 3* tourist villages and apartments (-6,0%). 4* Hotels and Aparthotels had the biggest increases in occupancy (+8,8%).

2* Hotels and Aparthotels were the ones with the lowest occupancy (55,3%). 4* hotels and aparthotels had the highest occupancy rates (77,4%).

 

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