August in the Algarve: British and Dutch increase, Spanish and Portuguese decrease

In August, there were more British (+16,1%) and Dutch (+17,3%) in the Algarve hotel business than in the same month last year. […]

In August, there were more British (+16,1%) and Dutch (+17,3%) in the Algarve hotel business than in the same month last year. But there were fewer Spaniards, who suffered a fall of 29,1%, and Portuguese (-6,3%).

The data are from the Association of Hotels and Touristic Enterprises of the Algarve (AHETA), which adds that, in August, the overall average occupancy rate/room was 90,7%, roughly the same value as that recorded in the same period of the previous year. of 2011 (90,6%).

However, despite maintaining the occupancy rate, the Algarve hotels suffered a 4,3% drop in turnover, mainly due to the drop in prices.

The Portimão/Praia da Rocha area had the highest average occupancy rate (94,3%), while Faro/Olhão registered the lowest, with 65,0%.

The areas of Carvoeiro/Armação de Pêra (-5,3%) and Monte Gordo/VRSA (-1,4%) showed the biggest declines, while the main increases occurred in Lagos/Sagres (+3,1%) and Vilamoura/Quarteira/Quinta do Lago (+1,8%).

The main tourist area in the Algarve, Albufeira, registered the same occupation as the previous year.

By category, the biggest decreases were registered in 3* Hotels and Aparthotels (-1,9%). The 5* Hotels and Aparthotels (+2,3%) were the ones that presented the biggest increases in occupations.

2* Hotels and Aparthotels were the ones with the lowest occupancy (78,1%). The 5 and 4* tourist villages and apartments had the highest occupations (93,4%).

 

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