Algarve tourism ‘reduced to zero’

in News · 10-04-2020 14:00:00 · 4 Comments

The Algarve’s tourism sector is reportedly preparing for an unprecendent rise in unemployment and bankruptcies, with hoteliers considering that the support announced so far is insufficient.

Elidérico Viegas, head of the Algarve’s largest hotel association AHETA, said tourism in the Algarve has been "reduced to zero" due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speaking to Renascença, he said hotel occupancy is at zero.


Stay strong people of Portugal especially the Algarve.
We are looking forward to returning to our friends in Portugal

By Jim from UK on 12-04-2020 08:17

Do not despair hoteliers and tourism board. As soon as we are allowed we will return to enjoy the beauty of the Algarve and Portugal. Stay strong and stay united in the face of adversity. Good always prevail!

By Sylvie from Other on 12-04-2020 02:24

Good luck to all the Hotels and their parasite greed, they were instrumental in getting the super complicated AL laws in place, banning people from renting rooms to tourists, so all tourism money funneled their way, so now they cry, the tax greedy government wanted more money so they created more laws for us to pay tax, so where's the tax coming from now, i can see a Greece situation happening here very soon, we can start kissing all our money good buy now.

By Mr John from Algarve on 11-04-2020 01:55

No surprise! That's what you get when an incompetent government put all our eggs in one basket! The blind belief of govern in unregulated globalization brought us no production of the most trivial and simple things (like protective protection equipment, ventilators, test kits or chemicals) but plenty of retirees from the rich EU and a tourism industry now exhaling its last breath!

By Tony Fernandes from Other on 11-04-2020 11:15
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