Speaking to Lusa agency, the president of the Algarve Hotels and Touristic Enterprises Association (AHETA) considers that the restriction of circulation, “is another blow for the Algarve, a region that hopes that the internal market will help to minimise losses with international markets”.

“The restrictions somehow, whether you like it or not, always end up discouraging people who were thinking of spending the weekend in the Algarve”, indicated Elidérico Viegas.

The president of the largest hotel association in the Algarve, considers that the increases in the number of covid-19 infections and restrictions on the movement of people, "are not good news for the tourism sector and cause concern and consternation for hotel businesses".

“Hotel entrepreneurs, already faced with the loss of the biggest tourist supplier such as the United Kingdom, are now also faced with internal limitations”, he lamented.

For Elidérico Viegas, the tourism sector “continues to live in times of uncertainty, a difficult situation that no one connected to the sector wants to have”.