Monday, 6 September 2010

The Algarve - August 2010 Tourism Trends

Interesting article here in Jornal de Barlavento about the main trends in the Algarve tourism sector in Algarve 2010.

What is interesting to note is that despite the problems with the Spanish Economy, arrivals from Spain saw a substantial increase over the equivalent period in 2009. This confirms a trend that has been evolving for several years now. If you are in the travel business in the Algarve DO NOT ignore the Spanish market at your peril.

The Dutch Market is also showing major growth with arrivals from Ireland were down by one third and from the Uk by 2,7%.