More than 1.8 million tourists stayed in accommodation spots across Portugal last month, with this number being slightly higher than the pre-pandemic levels.
The importance of British tourists to the EU’s travel and tourism economy, post-Brexit, has been reinforced after Portugal became the first EU nation to fast-track UK travellers arriving at its airports.
Joao Fernandes, president of Algarve Tourism, tells Breaking Travel News how he expects the tourism season to run into the winter this year and about the importance of being recognised by the World Travel Awards.
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.