As the World Golf Awards returns to the Conrad Algarve on the southern coast of Portugal for the Gala Ceremony 2016, Breaking Travel News editor Christopher O’Toole here chats with general manager Joachim Hartl about the importance of the event. Also on the agenda is the development of the latest Conrad 1-3-5 programme, the development of golf tourism in the Algarve and the hotel’s plans for 2017.
Starwood Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, has announced it will open W Algarve in 2018 on Portugal’s stunning sun-kissed Algarve coast. Developed in partnership with Nozul Algarve, the vibrant oceanfront oasis will overlook the breath-taking coastline and the beckoning waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
Desidério Silva. President, Turismo de Portugal talks to Breaking Travel News at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2013 at the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa in Antalya, Turkey.
The Algarve has received a prestigious accolade recognising the region’s beach product as the best in Europe at the World Travel Awards ceremony in Antalya, Turkey. This year the Algarve was awarded the title of ‘Europe’s Leading Beach Destination’ for the second year running, while Portugal took the title of ‘Europe’s Leading Golf Destination’, with voters citing the wonderful golf infrastructure in the Algarve as a contributing factor.
One of the Algarve’s most prestigious golf resorts, Quinta do Lago, has announced that the founder of its Golf Academy, Paul McGinley, has been named captain of the 2014 Ryder Cup European Team. The decision follows his successful vice-captaincy during the 2012 tournament.
Antonio Pina, president, Algarve Tourism Board, Portugal, at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2012 at Conrad Algarve
The Algarve region in Portugal will be showcasing its sumptuous cuisine offerings among other outstanding services when it plays host to the World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe Ceremony 2012 on October 6th 2012, which will draw senior representatives from Europe’s finest travel brands.
Dona Filipa & San Lorenzo Golf Resort and the Hotel Quinta do Lago are among leading resorts in Portugal which have been nominated for their unique golf offering ahead of the spectacular World Travel Awards Europe ceremony set to take place in the Algarve next month.
This October, bird watchers and nature lovers are invited to experience the Algarve Bird Watching Festival. Taking place from October 5th-7th, the annual festival takes place in Sagres in the western Algarve and is in its third year.
Framed by a 200km coastline, the Algarve’s warm waters play a central role in highlighting the history, culture, gastronomy and nature of the region. The Western Algarve, known locally as the Barlavento region, is characterised by golden cliffs with a honeycomb network of caves and rocks carved by the sea.
The Algarve is the perfect place to say ‘I do’ or to celebrate recent nuptials on a dream honeymoon. The variety of landscapes in the region, from golden sandy beaches on the coast, to sleepy hillside villages gives couples the ultimate choice of wedding or honeymoon location complimented by a plenty of outdoor adventures, gastronomic and cultural options.