On The Road In Algarve, Portugal


From coastal views and historical sites to beaches and its diverse gastronomy, Transat Holidays and Visit Portugal are promoting getaways and long stays in the region of Algarve, Portugal.

A popular destination for snowbirds and retirees, Hugo Nascimento, sun and sea product manager at Algarve Promotion Bureau, told PressToday the area is also a good fit for younger generations and families.

After a drop in tourists from Canada in 2011, Algarve is seeing an increase in travellers from Ontario and Quebec, reports staff writer Ann Ruppenstein from the destination.

“Canadians are a good market because they tend to stay longer,” Nascimento says. “It’s an educated market and they want to know about the culture and gastronomy not just come here and lay down on the beaches or play golf. They want to explore a little bit, that’s why we really like the Canadian market.”

Stay tuned for more coverage on Portugal in upcoming editions of Travel Courier and Canadian Travel Press, and follow for photos from the destination.

Pictured at Ponta da Piedade in the city of Lagos in Algarve, Portugal are Nascimento and Ursula Leonowicz, public Relations and marketing advisor, Transat Tours Canada.