According to a press release from the Associação Turismo do Algarve (ATA) Turismo, the surge in the number of British people looking to the Algarve for their next holiday has been reported in the most recent study by Skyscanner, a global company dedicated to travel research, which places Faro at the top of the Top 5 searches conducted for European destinations, followed by locations such as Malaga, Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza, in Spain, and Dalaman in Turkey.

According to the study, following recent news about the arrival of vaccines for Covid-19, UK tourists have been showing an increasing interest in travelling abroad during the spring and summer of 2021. The data for November this year points to a weekly increase of 48 percent in the number of searches carried out, from the UK market, for trips between 1 April and 31 August of next year.

“Although it is premature to draw conclusions, these seem to be promising indicators for tourism and for the Algarve in particular”, says João Fernandes, president of Turismo do Algarve.

“Throughout these months, we have been reinforcing the message that the Algarve is a safe destination, fully prepared to welcome its tourists again with the welcome to which they have always been accustomed. That perception is now very present in tourists, namely in the British, so we believe that the Algarve is well positioned to receive these travellers again, as the confidence levels for travel begin to increase”, he concluded.