Algarve hotel occupancy drops 60%

in News · 06-08-2020 14:00:00 · 1 Comments

Hotel occupancy in July in the Algarve fell by 60,2 percent compared to the same month last year, with an average global occupancy per room of 33,2 percent, indicated an industry association.

In a statement, the Association of Hotel and Tourist Enterprises of the Algarve (AHETA) states that the British market was the one that most contributed to the decline, with a drop of 91,1 percent.

After the British market, the main tourist emitter market for the region, the biggest declines occurred in the Irish, German and Dutch markets.

In turn, the national market was the one with the lowest decrease (8,3 percent less), having represented 61,1% of the total overnight stays in July in the region.

According to AHETA estimates, about 22 percent of classified beds remained closed, “so the percentage of developments that have not yet reopened is much higher.”

Sales volumes decreased by 66 percent compared to the same month of the previous year.

In accumulated values, the occupancy per bed has registered an average decrease of 62,9 percent since January and the volume of sales decreased by 61,8 percent.


Just thought i should put something forward.
I’ve recently moved to Portugal from Australia(and that’s been interesting)
I have a house in the central region.
But I also have a campervan and one of the biggest reason for moving to Portugal was the relaxed attitude to parking up where the surf was and whilst the algarve was for me very low on the list it was still fun to visit..
But no more..
So I’m further north in a more relaxed municipality amongst 70 odd campers in a packed restaurant and later the very crowded bars..
The very old as well as the very young won’t be coming down to be herded into corona virus hotspots campsites because someone wants to make a buck.
Ie I’m next to an elderly Belgium couple who always go to Lagos but they? Have shut the camper car spot.
So there goes another significant income stream for the algarve
Hope the mayor’s family that own a campsite are doing better than the local restaurants we all used to go to.

By Luc from Other on 06-08-2020 06:11
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