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British tourists return to the Algarve

Published on 14/06/2019

Pessimism regarding the impact of Brexit on Algarve tourism may be premature, despite a a 6-8% fall in numbers in the past two years.

Since the start of 2019, occupancy rates and hotel revenues have shown a positive balance as the region’s tourism sector prepares for another summer season.

The United Kingdom government’s bungled exit from the European Union, still in political turmoil due to the lack of an agreement, has been postponed from March 29 this year, to October 31.

The British, the main tourist market for the region, is showing ‘good indicators’ this year, according to data from the Algarve Association of Hotels and Tourist Enterprises.

The latest tourist count at the region’s hotels show a rise of 6% in the number of Brits visiting the region during May.