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Algarve sets annual tourism record

21st December 2016: Algarve by October already passed 2015 record

In a statement, Algarve Tourism (RTA) revealed that “hotels in the Algarve had between January and October this year already recorded greater occupancy and revenue than the whole of 2015, which had been the best ever for the region.” Overnight stays in the region totalled 17 million for the first ten months of the year. The total number for the whole of 2015 was 16.6 million. Revenue for the first ten months of 2016, meanwhile climbed to 863 million euros, which was up 19.1 percent on the same period last year, and 100 million more than the total accumulated for 2015. The number of guests visiting the Algarve has also broken all records, with 3.88 million spending time in the region between January and October, when 3.66 million had done so in 2015.

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