The UK travel sector has reacted with shock and confusion to a decision by the government to remove Portugal from the green list of safe travel destinations.
João Fernandes, president of Algarve Tourism, said: “We are obviously delighted with the news that Portugal will be on the green list, and are very ready to welcome British visitors to the Algarve.”
Officials from the popular Portuguese tourism hotspots of Madeira and the Algarve have welcomed a UK government decision to add the country to the quarantine safe list.
The Algarve in southern Portugal has unveiled a new promotional video to highlight its pledge to welcome back visitors safely. The campaign has been launched following a series of strict measures put in place to ensure all visitors and locals can visit the region with confidence.
The Algarve in Portugal has been chosen to host a Formula 1 Grand Prix for the first time this autumn. The event will take place in October at the Autodromo Internacional do Algarve in Portimao.
The Algarve Tourism Bureau has created a new film showing stunning landscapes, and special moments that were once enjoyed in the region before the outbreak of Covid-19, inviting visitors to now come back.
The Algarve in southern Portugal has said it will be open for tourists this summer and seeks to welcome international visitors once travel restrictions are lifted.
No tourists remain at risk in the Monchique mountain range, according to the Algarve Tourist Board. Forest fires have been burning in the area since the afternoon of August 3rd, with the Macdonald Monchique Resort & Spa evacuated over the weekend.
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.