The hotel industry in the Algarve recorded in April a global average occupancy rate per room of 1%, due to the situation caused by the pandemic of covid-19, announced today the largest hotel association in the region.
According to the Association of Hotels and Tourist Enterprises of the Algarve (AHETA), cited by the Lusa agency, the effect of the pandemic caused by the new coronavirus "started to affect tourism as of the month of March", which resulted in a break, in accumulated terms since the beginning of the year, 42.7% compared to the same period of 2019.
"The accommodation units started to close at the beginning of March, and in April only 11% of the beds were in operation", informed the association in the summary of the monthly evolution of the sector's activity.
According to AHETA, “at the moment, about 60% of the offer is expected to reopen during the month of June and 12% in the month of July, but about 25% has no expected date of reopening, or that date is later than September this year. ”.