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El Prat Golf. El Prat will be the first stage of the Spain Golf Tour 2023

El Prat will be the first stage of the Spain Golf Tour

With its revival in 2016, the Spain Golf Tour has become an annual event, and recently the PGA of Spain held the 8th annual presentation at the Consejo Superior de Deportes.

A video recapping the highlights of the 2022 season was shown at the presentation, and Pablo Larrazábal gave a message saying that the first tournament on the circuit will be held at the Real Club de Golf El Prat at the start of April.

One of Seve Ballesteros’ goals was to create this circuit so that Spanish pros may participate and train for the major European tournaments. Ander Martínez, president of the Spanish PGA, said that the PGA “tries to choose courses developed by Ballesteros” to honour his legacy.

“Once again we come to offer a circuit that continues to develop and that will add eleven tournaments in 4 regions (Catalonia, the Basque Country, Madrid, and Castilla-y-León), the biggest number of events since the competition returned in 2016. And with the help of Turismo Centro de Portugal, they’ll be able to host 3 international competitions in Portugal”, he adds.

This year, three tournaments will be held in Portugal, two of them at Bom Sucesso golf course, located in Óbidos, north of the capital.

The PGA Spain Golf Tour 2023 schedule will feature 11 events, the most in 8 years, starting with Pablo Larrazábal’s second PGAe Open de Barcelona on RCG El Prat, which overlaps with the season’s first Major, The Masters.

The circuit will continue with the XVII PGAe Doubles Championship, which will be held at Izki Golf, a public course designed by Seve Ballesteros that features a layout of wide fairways surrounded by oaks and holly trees.

At the end of April, the circuit will head to Lisbon for the II Open Bom Sucesso PGAe, and Viseu, for the I Open Montebelo PGAe, one of the new events, which will be contested from May 5 to 7.

The 50th Anniversary of the Lomas-Bosque Golf Club in Madrid will serve as an unbeatable setting to celebrate the Madrid Professional Championship. And almost at the end of June, another course by Ballesteros, Meaztegi Golf, will be the setting for the II Bizkaia PGAe Open.

After the summer break, the IV Portugal-Spain Iberian Cup, in Bom Sucesso; the II Castilla y León Championship, in Entrepinos; the RFEG Professional Spanish Championship and the Circuit Grand Final will arrive, in which the top 40 of the National Ranking will participate.

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Portugal Golf Holidays – Ryanair debuts in Madeira with new base and ten routes, including Lisbon and Porto

Ryanair debuts in Madeira with new base and ten routes, including Lisbon and Porto

Ryanair debuts in Madeira with new base and ten routes, including Lisbon and Porto

Low cost carrier announces its arrival in Funchal. Flights are expected to start in the summer of 2022 and may revolutionise prices in the Madeiran airline market.

And finally, 18 years after its debut in Portugal, the aircraft carrier of low-cost flights will arrive at the major Portuguese airport it was missing, Funchal, which will be a new operational base for the company from March. In Madeira, Ryanair will start with ten routes, with five new direct destinations and 40 weekly frequencies, highlighting the connections to Lisbon, with two daily flights, and Porto, with one daily flight.

Among the routes guaranteed and already available on the company’s website, in addition to domestic connections, are Marseille, Manchester, London Stansted, Milan Bergamo, Brussels Charleroi, Dublin, Nuremberg and Paris Beauvais. The debut prices, which should take place in March 2022, start at 29.99 euros per leg, it is announced in the campaign activated in the meantime: tickets for the routes are already on sale for spring-summer.

The investment announced is US$200 million (¤178 million, essentially linked to the value of the aircraft), with the creation of “over 60 direct jobs in the region and over 400 indirect jobs”, said Ryanair in a statement. The operation should guarantee 350,000 new seats, a potential 22 percent increase in passenger transport. According to the company, the Madeiran base will have two aircraft positioned.

The details were revealed at a press conference at Cristiano Ronaldo Airport, attended by Ryanair CEO Eddie Wilson, and also attended by the Minister of Economy, Siza Vieira, Miguel Albuquerque, President of the Regional Government of Madeira, and Thierry Ligonnière, CEO of ANA Aeroportos de Portugal/Vinci.

Until now, FunchalLisbon flights were only guaranteed by TAP and Easyjet. The two companies also operate the FunchalPorto connection, in this case competing also with Transavia.

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Portugal golf holidays – Portugal with new air routes in the summer

Portugal with new air routes in the summer

Portugal with new air routes

Ryannair is an important partner for the development of tourism in Portugal and so the Tee Times Golf Agency considers these new routes of great importance, as the frequency of flights is vital to encourage travelers, especially golfers both for the Algarve and for Lisbon.

Operating already in Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Ponta Delgada and Terceira (Lajes) airports, Ryanair announced that two new routes, Lisbon-Cologne (Germany), with two weekly flights, and Faro-Belfast (Northern Ireland), with daily flights, will be included in their new summer programme, plans to operate a total of 121 routes in Europe and 595 flights during the high season.

For Ryanair, this is an optimistic message of hope and confidence in the return of trips for this summer being favourable with the European Union’s proposal for the creation of “green certificates” that allow citizens of the Member States to travel between the different countries during the summer, although, they think that should not be a discriminatory factor among voyagers.

Ryanair currently operates at 240 airports, has 77 bases in 40 countries and expects to receive more than 200 new Boeing aircraft in the coming years.