Algarve – the Portuguese traveller’s favorite destination
The HomeAway holiday accommodation website booking service has been working with the Lusófona University on a survey to find out more about the Portuguese travel market by analysing nationals booking local accommodation (AL) for their holidays.
The results study show that domestic tourists prefer local accommodation for stays of over a week and prefer national destinations, with the Algarve (27.1%), North (24.5%) and Centre (21.1%) making up the top three.
According to information collected by HomeAway, stays in the Algarve average 11 nights and reservations are made 135 days in advance. January is the time of year that tourists prefer to choose and book the accommodation for their next vacation.
In the Algarve, HomeAway travellers prefer apartments (58%) and 15% choose to book a villa.
The average number of tourists is three people and one child for Algarve holidays, and the average cost per night is €44. The average total cost per stay is €1,168.