August Tourism in Portugal Peaked At Highest Monthly Figures EVER

According to LUSA, tourists booking and staying in accommodation recorded some ground-breaking figures during the month of August 2023.

The recent statistics recorded from INE indicate 3.5 million guests and 10.1 million overnight stays. These impressive readings represent year-on-year growths of 4.8% and 1.4% respectively. Compared to August 2019, there were increases of 6.3% in guests and 4.9% in overnight stays.

Overnight stays in hotels (79.8% of the total) recorded a slight increase (+0.3%; +3.2% compared to August 2019), while overnight stays in short term rentals (14.9% of the total) grew by 6.8% (+6.0% compared to August 2019) and those in rural and residential tourism (5.3% share) increased by 4.4% (+33.8% compared to August 2019).

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All Roads Lead to The Algarve

There are many different locations in Portugal to bask in the glory of your next vacation, but there is one area in particular that always provides a luxury experience and splendour accommodation options; The Algarve.

Popular Algarve hot spots include Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Vilamoura. Tourism in these stunning realms tend to peak in August for several reasons:

Sunshine Weather; For many of us it's all about venturing to warmer climes and enjoying the sunshine that may be lacking at home in consistent periods. Whether it's peak time in August or venturing on a 'summer' holiday in November, the weather is typically warm and sunny all year round with temperatures often exceeding 30°C (86°F).

School Holidays; If you are looking to head off on holiday with your young children, the school holidays are the perfect time to get away as a family and enjoy some down time in each other's company. As for many school children across Europe, the end of the summer term presents a few weeks away from school meaning youngsters have the freedom to go on holiday with their parents and not miss out on important education during term time. Furthermore, the Algarve offers a variety of family-friendly activities and resorts that keeps young and old busy throughout their vacation.

Amenities and Events; The Algarve is known for its vibrant culture and leisure activities. Quinta do Lago is renowned for luxury golf courses and golden beaches, whilst Vilamoura welcomes tourists from all over the globe to its fabulous marina and shopping facilities. Perhaps water sports and outdoor activities are more your thing in the heart of Vale do Lobo? There is always something to do.

During the peak periods, the Algarve is also home to local festivals and events from cuisine, music and other cultural celebrations. The most recent summer period attracted both local and international visitors who came to experience the finer things in life.

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Seasonal Tourism; Many tourists in search of a unique vacation visit The Algarve during the summer months looking to take advantage of these seasonal attractions. Additionally, the region's hospitality industry is well-prepared to cater to the influx of visitors during this peak season with Michelin star restaurants and vibrant nightlife always bustling with holidaymakers.

It's an encouraging sign that many tourists are returning to Portugal or seeking a new location during the summer months. Furthermore, the influx of tourism increasing once again means the country as a whole benefits. Local businesses are able to thrive and provide a better quality of life for those looking to visit affluent areas such as The Algarve's golden triangle.

While many hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals in the Algarve are fully booked during the peak summer months, Regency Luxury Villas recommend planning and booking accommodation well in advance, especially if you are looking for a private and luxury way of living.

While August is undoubtedly the peak month for tourism in the Algarve, it's important to note that the region is a popular destination throughout the calendar year too. To discuss the finest accommodation options available in your chosen region of the Algarve, contact our team today and take a step closer to booking your next holiday when the time is right for you.

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