Portugal: Tourism devastated in Algarve due to Covid-19


Algarve hotels are currently calculating the cost of the absolute destruction of some kind of business hope for the “New Year”. 


Elidérico Viegas, owner of the AHETA Hotel Operators Association, admitted: “We really never imagined such strict restrictions.” 


The government completely bans public gatherings of any kind (click here); the hotel curfew at 10:30 in the evening; and the curfew at 11 in the evening is a midnight snack for everyone “out of home”. 


Of the 400 officially classified hotels in the Algarve, only 80 continued their business hours. Almost all of them have very few guests. 


According to AHETA’s estimates, 2020 basically brought about 800 million euros of losses to the industry, and the next few months look gloomy.

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