Algarve hotel occupancy drops to 89.9% in August


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The Algarve’s hotel industry recorded an average occupancy rate per room of 89.9% in August, a drop of 2.3 percentage points (p.p) compared to the same period in 2022, the Algarve’s largest hotel association announced today.

According to provisional data provided by the Algarve Hotels and Tourist Resorts Association (AHETA) in its summary of the monthly evolution of activity in the sector, the record is 3% below the average occupancy value for 2019 (the year before the pandemic).

According to the business association, the markets that contributed most to the drop were the Netherlands, Spain, France and Germany.

The Irish, US, Canadian and Danish markets showed the biggest increases compared to the same period last year.

Wild beach under the rocks in the south of the Portuguese region
Wild beach under the rocks in the south of the Portuguese region

According to AHETA, the national market was practically at the same level as in 2019, with only a 0.1% drop.

In August, the longest average stays were in the Netherlands market, with 6.5 nights, followed by the UK market, with 6.1 nights.

The average stay in the Algarve’s accommodation units was 5.1 nights, down 1.7% on 2019.

By geographical area, the biggest increases compared to 2019 occurred in the areas of Lagos/Sagres (+3.4 p.p.), Lagoa/Silves (+1.2 p.p.) and Portimão/Monchique (+0.3 p.p).

The main falls were in Monte Gordo/Vila Real de Santo António (-3.8 p.p.), Albufeira (-3.9 p.p.) and Loulé (-3.3 p.p.).

Iris Lavan
Iris Lavan
With a background as a consultant in the medical industry, Iris Lavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Portugal Pulse. Iris also runs a company in Tel Aviv offering marketing, business development, content creation and public relations services. She holds a degree in economics and management, giving her a solid grounding in business strategy and financial planning. Iris' commitment to Portugal Pulse is reflected not only in her consulting career, but also in her impact on the Portugale media landscape in Israel. She was an interviewer for Hadshot Portugal חדשות פורטוגל, a media outlet that broadcasts news about Portugal in Hebrew, where she provided valuable information on current affairs, healthcare and the economy. Since July 2023, Iris has also been part of the Portugal Pulse team.

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