In a statement, the Association of Hotels and Tourist Enterprises of the Algarve (AHETA) states that, in relation to 2019, the average global occupancy rate per room was 60.4%, 7.3% less than the value recorded in 2019.

Compared to 2021, the average occupancy in April rose 650%, adds AHETA, specifying that the sales value increased 775% compared to the same month last year and 5% compared to April 2019.

AHETA notes, however, that sales made through online platforms “do not include the payment of the respective commissions, which influences the year-on-year increase in sales volume and, therefore, the prices charged”.

The British and Irish markets were the ones that showed the biggest increases compared to April 2019. The biggest drops were those of the national and German markets, concludes the note.