The situation was particularly difficult in some Mediterranean countries where fires raged, disrupting tourist areas and seriously impacting local economies. The countries affected included Spain at the start of the season, followed in July by Greece, Italy and Portugal, as well as island regions such as the Canary Islands, the Greek islands including Rhodes, and Sicily and the Algarve in Portugal. Despite a tense economic climate, these popular destinations for the European summer season managed to maintain solid performances, and for some of them even surpassed the results of 2022, an already exceptional year.
Summer performance in the Mediterranean arc (July to August 2023) Occupancy rates in Mediterranean countries At the top of the ranking, a first group of countries stands out with hotel occupancy between 80% and 85%, with Malta (84.5%) at the top, followed by Greece (82.1%), Portugal (81.6%)...
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