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Holiday fever – Easter could be 100% and Algarve looks like being “all booked up” for summer by May!

Holiday fever – Easter could be 100% and Algarve looks like being “all booked up” for summer by May!

Just as tourism bosses were predicting, the flood of holidaymakers to the Algarve this year is taking on the proportions of a veritable tsunami.

Sources in the bookings sector say Easter could see hotels “close to 100%” capacity, while the summer season could be filled by May.

It’s just another consequence of nationals waking up to the fact that they can save money by pre-booking holidays, Agência Abreu is quoted as telling Dinheiro Vivo.

The Algarve, Madeira and the Azores remain top national destinations, with cruises high in popularity – and some bookings going in to 2018.

Looking at the overall picture, DV says Portuguese ‘early bird’ planners are also looking at other destinations (Cape Verde, Brazil, Disneyland Paris, even Marrakesh). But the Algarve is still ‘top of the pops’.

Read more in the Algarve Resident