Algarve hotels register 40% drop

in Algarve · 09-10-2020 01:00:00 · 1 Comments
Algarve hotels register 40% drop

In September, the Algarve registered a hotel occupancy rate of 52.5 percent, 40 percent lower than the same period of 2019, mainly due to the decline in the British market.

According to the Association of Hotels and Tourist Enterprises of the Algarve (AHETA): “The British market was the one that most contributed to the decrease (68.2 percent), followed by the Irish and the German”.

The figures came from the monthly summary of the activity of the sector, one of the most affected by Covid-19 pandemic, according to Lusa News Agency.

The quarantine imposed by the United Kingdom on those who travel to Portugal was restored on 12 September, after a period of opening an air corridor between United Kingdom and Portugal. The need to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the UK from Portugal is said to have been a major factor in the decrease in holiday makers from the country.


I am 71. I was just about to come and retire in Portugal in March. Then all hell broke loose. I know what is out there now. I am coming to Portugal in 10 days. I hope that I will be able to live in Portugal. Madeira is an option I can take a Covid test at the airport. This won't last forever. I love Portugal and the Portuguese. Regards, David Benjamin.

By David Benjamin from UK on 10-10-2020 01:41
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