The Algarve recorded more than three million overnight stays in August, earning a share of about 40 percent of all national tourist nights.
The information was released by the National Statistical Institute (INE), which counts in a single month a total of three million and 28,000 overnight stays in the Algarve hotel.
In August, residents spent +9.1 percent on the same period of the previous year, while foreigners held -7.2 percent of overnight stays, a trend in line with the country's results.
Given the value accumulated between January and August, the Algarve added 13.5 million overnight stays in the first eight months of the year, "far above the other regions", highlights the Algarve Tourism Region, reaching 34 percent of the national total accumulated.
Other tourist data now known indicate that Algarve hotel establishments registered 610 thousand guests (+ 2.1%) and collected 227 million euros of total revenues (+ 3.2%).
From January to August, the destination registered around 3 million guests and accumulated total revenues close to 800 million euros, values higher than those registered in 2017, the best year ever for tourism in the Algarve.
As for the average income per room available (RevPAR), the Algarve recorded the highest value among all regions in August, amounting to 129.3 euros, compared to the national RevPAR of 90.2 euros.
Through these results, the president of the Algarve Tourism Region, João Fernandes, welcomes "the success of tourism in the Algarve, which remains the preferred holiday destination for Portuguese and foreigners who visit our country, consolidating a trend of growth that brings more value to the region. "