Algarve hotels with higher occupancy this November than in 2019

Nordic market was in the spotlight, mainly in terms of average stay

The occupancy rate per room rose in November both in relation to 2022 and 2019, the last “normal” tourist year before the pandemic, announced the Association of Hotels and Tourist Enterprises of the Algarve.

In the penultimate month of 2023, the Algarve recorded an average occupancy per room of 44,2%, an increase of 1,3 percentage points (PP) compared to last year and 0,4pp compared to the same month in 2019.

«The markets that contributed most to the year-on-year increase were the British, with +1,4pp, the Swedish, with +0,9pp, and the Canadian, with +0,6pp», revealed AHETA.

By geographical areas, «the biggest increases compared to the previous year occurred in the areas of Tavira (+9,0pp), Faro / Olhão (+8,7pp) and Carvoeiro / Armação de Pêra (+6,8pp)».

The average stay was 4,6 nights, «0,4 more than in the same month of 2022. The longest average stays were those in the Swedish market, with 16,0 nights and the Norwegian market, with 8,9».

These data, as well as Finnair's recently announced decision, to start operating a direct flight between Helsinki and Faro, from October 2024, reveal that there is growing demand from the Nordic market for the Algarve, particularly in the low season.