Hotel occupancy in the Algarve rises again in October

The average global hotel occupancy rate per room last October in the Algarve was 56,6%, 2,1pp […]

The average global hotel occupancy rate per room last October in the Algarve was 56,6%, 2,1pp above the same period in 2011 (54,5%), announced the Associação dos Hotéis e Empreendimentos Turísticos do Algarve (AHETA).

Despite having decreased in relation to the previous month (September, when the Algarve registered an occupancy rate of 76%), the October numbers maintained the year-on-year growth that has been maintained in recent months. In addition, that occupancy rate is practically at the same level as recorded in October 2003 and 2004.

The Vilamoura/Quarteira/Quinta do Lago area had the highest average occupancy rate (63,7%), above the regional average, while Portimão/Praia da Rocha had the lowest, with 43,2%.

It was also this area that suffered the biggest decline (-15,1%), while the main increases occurred in Carvoeiro/Armação de Pêra (+23,2%) and Albufeira (+11,1%).

By nationality, the main increases were registered in the British market (+2.3pp) and in the Irish (+0,4pp). The most important declines were seen in the Dutch (-0,9pp) and German (‑0,5pp) markets.

With regard to the category of accommodation units, the main decrease was registered in the 5 and 4* villages and apartments (-4,0%). 2* hotels and aparthotels (+7,8%) and 4* (+7,6%) were the ones that presented the biggest increases in occupancy.

However, 4* Hotels and Aparthotels were the ones with the highest occupancy (58,7%). The 3* villages and apartments, on the contrary, registered the lowest occupations (48,6%).

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