Algarve Tourism Board and airlines promoting marketing campaigns for last-minute bookings

in News · 26-08-2020 11:10:00 · 3 Comments

The Algarve Tourism Board (ATA), together with several foreign airlines that fly to the region are promoting marketing campaigns to encourage foreign tourists to make last minute reservations.

British Airways, Eurowings, Ryanair, Easyjet, AirFrance and Edelweiss are some of the companies that are collaborating in the campaigns aimed at the main tourist source markets for the Algarve. In addition to airlines, the RTA has also worked on other campaigns with online travel agencies and tour operators.


Whilst an eat out scheme works in the UK and the premise behind it is good, a cash strapped government like the Portuguese probably can't afford giving foreigners discounts, the food is a lot cheaper than in the South of England too. If anything the taxes towards tourism in general need an increase, just not now for obvious reasons and a possible levy on foreign people who aren't in the workforce.

By Maximiliano Försberg from Algarve on 27-08-2020 06:16

This is ridiculous. Anyone monitoring covid numbers here in Portugal for the last several months can see the jump that occured with August, tourism, and now Brits coming in. When will countries learn?

By Elle Thompson from Porto on 27-08-2020 04:00

Great news for the local economy, but why doesn't the government and tourism officials start an eat out scheme, similar to the UK. It would bring people back into the restaurants, especially the older British couples who generally have a good disposable income, and would eat out more often.

By Julie Twambley from Algarve on 27-08-2020 01:15
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