The Association of Hotels and Tourist Enterprises of the Algarve (AHETA) released provisional data of the variations verified in the accommodation units in the region in the first month of 2021 and pointed out that the sales volume is also 83.5 percent below what had been achieved during the last year.

“The average global occupancy rate per room was 7.6 percent, 78.9 percent below the value recorded in 2020”, said the business association in a statement, placing the occupancy declines in 90 percent in the main tourist emitting markets for the Algarve, such as Holland and the United Kingdom.

AHETA stated that it was the Dutch market that fell the most, with 91.7 percent less visitors, a trend that was also felt in the British (-91.0 percent) and German (-85.4 percent) markets.

The national market had a less dramatic fall, standing at 51.1 percent”, according to the provisional data.

"Sales volume decreased by 83.5 percent compared to the same month of the previous year", stressed AHETA, stating that in the "accumulated values ??of the last 12 months" there was "an average decrease of less than 60.5 percent”.

Sales volume was also affected over the past year, with “a decrease of 61.6 percent”, the association also said.