Hotel occupancy in the Algarve rose in May compared to last year. The occupancy rate was 64.6%, 4.4% more than in 2014. Turnover also increased 5.3%.
According to data released today by the Association of Hotels and Resorts in the Algarve (AHETA), the German market - which rose 1.9% - and the UK - which increased 0.9% - were the main contributors to this rise.
The regions of Monte Gordo/Vila Real de Santo António (+14.3%) and Carvoeiro/Armação de Pera (+14.2%) were those that showed the largest increases.
Albufeira, the main touristic area of Algarve, recorded the same annual occupation. On the other hand, the area of Vilamoura/Quarteira /Quinta do Lago was the one that recorded the higher room occupancy rate (71.8%). The lowest occurred in Tavira (53.4%).
By categories, three-stars hotels and apartment hotels (+11.4%) and five- and four-stars villas and apartments (+2.6%) were those with the largest increases.
The three-stars villas and apartments recorded the lowest occupancy (52.3%), while three-stars hotels and apartment hotels recorded the highest (72.4%).
Source: Sul Informação