There may have been more Britons but there were far fewer German and Dutch tourists in the Algarve last month, which was marked by a drop of 1.8 percentage points in the average global occupancy rate.

According to AHETA, the Algarve’s largest hotel and tourist resort association, the occupancy rate last month was 69.8 percent.

“The main contributors to the drop were German tourists (-29.6 percent) and Dutch (-29.3 percent)”, AHETA said.

According to the association’s figures, the British market has risen six percent on last May, while overall revenue “remains unchanged”.

AHETA also revealed that since the start of 2019, “room occupation rates have registered an average increase of 1.1 percent and sales volume an increase of 3.5 percent”, compared to the same period of 2018.