Hotel occupancy rose in September in the Algarve with big help from the Dutch and British

The average global hotel occupancy rate per room was 76% last September, 3% above the […]

The average global hotel occupancy rate per room was 76% last September, 3% higher than in the same month last year (73,1%), announced today by the Algarve Hotels and Tourism Enterprises Association (AHETA ).

The Dutch market (+12,5%) and the British market (+3,2%) were once again, for the third consecutive month, the ones that rose the most, while the most important decline occurred in the Spanish market (-21,1% ).

Albufeira had the highest average occupancy rate in September (82,3%), while Faro/Olhão registered the lowest, with 43,0%.

The main increases occurred in the areas of Lagos/Sagres (+7,6%), Albufeira (+4,6%) and Vilamoura/Quarteira/Quinta do Lago (5,1%). the zone of Monte Gordo/VRSA (-2,4pp) showed the biggest decline.

By category, the biggest declines were registered in 3* hotels and aparthotels (-2,8%) and in 5* hotels (-1,6%). The 5 and 4* villages and apartments (+7,1%) were the ones that presented the biggest increases in occupations.

5* Hotels and Aparthotels were the ones with the lowest occupancy (69,0%). 4* hotels and aparthotels had the highest occupancy rates (83,0%).

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