Portugal Golf Holidays – Algarve tourism sector expects a busy Easter

Lagos, Algarve. Algarve tourism sector expects a busy Easter

The Algarve tourism sector has good forecasts for this Easter

Hotels in the Algarve have reported great demand for the Easter break, and this trend is expected to continue into the summer.

João Fernandes, head of the Algarve Tourism Board (RTA), predicted that the region will have accommodation occupancy rates of at least 90% around Easter, and he added that April as a whole should see occupancy rates of 65% to 70%.

Hélder Martins, president of the Association of Hotels and Tourist Enterprises of the Algarve (AHETA), sees an occupancy per room of around 70% during Easter, an increase of 3% in hotel occupancy compared to the same time in 2022.

João Fernandes expects 2023 to be a year of records in the sector due to the region’s marketing, which has resulted in successful records of passengers disembarking at Faro airport.

The president of AHETA noted that Easter “lives a lot from the Spanish market”, but the UK market is preponderant in the Algarve, along with the French and Dutch, as well as new markets like North America, which is growing despite the lack of direct flights.

AHETA’s president Hélder Martins said these visitors have arrived even in the low season after entering through Lisbon and Seville, but it’s vital to solidify this market to increase it.

According to João Fernandes, 30% of Algarve bookings are pre-paid, and there is a greater balance between direct visitor bookings and travel agency bookings.

“Everything points to another record year, but what tourism never tyres of saying is that we are optimistic, but careful because obviously there is great instability at an international level and some expectations may be frustrated due to external factors”, concluded João Fernandes.

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Portugal Golf Holidays – New flights linking Portugal to North America

Madeira Airport. Portugal will soon have more flights to North America

New flights between Portugal and North America will soon be available

New direct flights will start soon between Lisbon and Boston, Massachusetts, and between Funchal (in Madeira) and Toronto, in Canada.

Delta Air Lines, a North American carrier, will provide daily service between Humberto Delgado Airport, in Lisbon, and Boston.

The route starts on May 9th and will last until October 27th. The flights will be operated on Boeing 767-300 aircraft, in conjunction with transatlantic joint venture partners Air France, KLM and Virgin Atlantic.

Delta Air Lines has stated that it is studying the complement of its service between Lisbon and New York.

During the summer, the airline plans to operate up to 14 weekly flights with a total capacity of up to 430 seats per day between Portugal and the United States.

Starting on June 2nd, a direct service will be offered once weekly between Madeira and Toronto, operated by Azores Airlines, a SATA Group affiliate.

According to the Secretary of Tourism and Culture of Madeira, departures from Toronto will take place on Fridays at 20:45 (local time), arriving in Madeira at 11:20 on Saturdays.

On Saturdays at 12:25, the flights will leave Funchal and arrive in Toronto at 19:30 (local time).

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Spain Golf Holidays – Good forecasts for Spain’s tourism sector this Easter

Playa Burriana in Málaga. Favorable forecaster for the Spanish tourism sector this Easter

A busy Easter is expected in Spain

According to SiteMinder’s World Hotel Index, 60% of Spanish hotels’ April guests will be foreign. The platform predicts a high occupancy in the first long holiday period of the year: the Easter.

Tourists are spending more and returning to travel. Easter Week reservations help to predict one of the strongest summers in recent years with higher revenues, reservations, and occupancy due to international tourist rebound.

SiteMinder puts hotel bookings 20.9% above pre-pandemic levels, confirming the year’s auspicious start. To be more precise, Easter weekend bookings account for 14.2% of all bookings in Spain’s hotels.

According to current statistics, the top five nationalities choosing Spain as their holiday destination this year are the British, the French, the Germans, the Italians and the Dutch.

Despite inflation and rising prices, people still want to travel. Spanish hotels are currently 12% more costly than they were in 2019, and the average price per room has risen by 25% in the previous year. The percentage of cancellations has dropped by 11%, as well.

The reopening of China has accelerated the recovery of reserves in recent weeks, helping Spain and other countries across the world.

Reservation levels throughout the world (across 40 nations) have, on average, stayed just slightly above their levels before the pandemic.

Spain has regained its pre-pandemic status as a top tourist destination, surpassing other European nations like Portugal, Italy, France and Germany.

The Costa del Sol remains the top golf holiday choice for golfers visiting Spain. This is mainly due to incredible golf courses like Valderrama and Finca Cortesin, and the status this region has gained over the years.

The World Hotel Index numbers portray a positive picture for the summer as well, mostly because of rising optimism and the early planning with which tourists book their holidays in Spain.

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