September this year had a higher occupancy rate than in 2022

Data shows occupancy of 83,9%

The occupancy rate per room, in September, in the Algarve, was higher than in the same month last year, according to data from the Algarve Hotels and Tourist Enterprises Association (AHETA).

According to this entity's balance sheet, in September, accommodation units in the region recorded an increase of «3,8 percentage points (pp) in the room occupancy rate compared to the same month of the previous year».

This year, the data shows an occupancy rate of 83,9%, still below that seen in 2019 (3,1 percentage points more).

The markets that contributed most to the year-on-year increase were the British with 2,4pp more, the German market with 2pp more and the Irish market with 1pp more.

By geographic areas, the biggest increases compared to the previous year occurred in areas of Monte Gordo / Vila Real de Santo António (+9,9pp), Faro / Olhão (+6,0pp), and Carvoeiro / Armação de Pêra (+5,0pp).

The average stay was 4,3 nights, identical to that seen in the same month of 2022.

«The longest average stays were those in the Dutch market, with 5,9 nights and in the Irish market, with 5,3 nights», concludes AHETA.