Algarve with lowest hotel occupancy in the last 24 years

Last Updated on 22/06/2021 by VdB

In November, the Algarve recorded the lowest occupancy per room in hotels and developments in the last 24 years, with an occupancy rate of 12.3%, more than 70% lower than in the same month in 2019.

According to data released this Friday by the Association of Hotels and Developments of the Algarve (AHETA), since 2010, when occupancy in November in the Algarve was 26%, it was not so low.

Compared to 2019, hotel occupancy in November 2020 fell by 71.7%, adds the largest regional association in the sector, one of the activities that has been most penalised by the covid-19 pandemic.

The UK market contributed most to the decline (down 86.9%), followed by Germany (down 84.6%), Ireland (down 56.1%) and the national market (down 28.5%).

Sales volumes were down 72.5% on the same month last year.

In cumulative figures, occupancy per bed fell by an average of 56% since January and the volume of sales fell by 58.4%.

The figures released by AHETA account for occupation in November from 1996 to 2020.

The maximum occupancy per room was reached in 1999 with 55.8%.

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