Portugal Golf Holidays – Cascais received 490.000 tourists in 2022

Bay of Cascais. Cascais received 490.000 tourists last year

Cascais registered good numbers in 2022

There were 491,241 visitors to Cascais last year, who accounted for 1,181,877 overnight stays. The average room price in 2022 was €133.80, an increase of 18.3% from the previous year at this time. The growth rate was 21% higher than in the same time frame in 2019.

The United Kingdom was the most popular international market for the city in 2022, accounting for 125,028 hotel nights. Spain thus loses the first place, traditionally occupied, among the main source markets for foreign guests.

In the golf sector, British tourists represented the largest share of foreign golfers, with the Germans in second place.

The “increasing qualification of golf visitors compared to prior years” is highlighted by Turismo de Cascais. In 2022, there were a total of 215,805 rounds of golf played, a 21% increase from 2019.

Turismo de Cascais believes that the loosening of restrictions on free movement has helped tourism grow in a good way.

“We’re delighted about Cascais’ 2022 visitor increase and confident for 2023. But we can’t ignore the fact that we’re still in an uncertain time because of the war and the sharp rise in inflation and interest rates”, warns Bernardo Corrêa de Barros, president of the Cascais Tourism Association.

Since “the line of recovery registered with the normalisation of the pandemic” shows improvement, this year looks promising for Turismo de Cascais.

For Bernardo Corrêa de Barros, the rise in the number of tourists and occupation indicate that the town is capable of giving “a distinctive, safe and unforgettable experience”.

As a result of the area’s abundance of high-quality golf courses—some of which are among the best in Portugal—golf tourism is another important industry in the city.

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Portugal Golf – Hilton Vilamoura’s charity tournament

Dom Pedro Pinhal Golf Course. Pinhal will host Hilton Vilamoura's charity tournament

Dom Pedro Pinhal is the stage of the charity tournament

The Hilton Vilamoura joins the Associação Mãozinhas Solidárias to support families in extreme situations and celebrate Earth Hour on March 25, by organizing a charity tournament.

For the first time ever, the resort is hosting a charity tournament at Dom Pedro Pinhal to bring attention to climate change and promote environmental consciousness. In this way, on March 25, from 20:00 to 21:00, all the lights in the resort will be off, thus marking Earth Hour.

The resort in Vilamoura will use Earth Hour – Golf Challenge to raise money for charity, the Associação Mãozinhas Solidárias, which provides food, clothes, and medicine to low-income families.

The charity tournament will start at 20:00, but it will only last for one hour due to special circumstances. The lights will go off in observance of Earth Hour, leaving the golf balls as the only visible objects. Each ball will be reflective and have a light source built into it to ensure player safety.

The profits from tournament registration will be given to the Associação Mãozinhas Solidárias as a solidarity gesture.

The Earth Hour – Golf Challenge is open to everyone. To do so, you need to get in touch with Nevada Bob’s Golf Shop at the Hilton Vilamoura between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

“First, I want to emphasise the significance of supporting great charities like Associação Mãozinhas Solidárias, which helps families in dire conditions in the Algarve. Second, we have a goal of minimising our environmental impact. The tournament was created to increase environmental awareness and encourage more sustainable lifestyles”, says general director Mário Custódio.

“Here, we strive to uphold the brand’s core characteristics, which include solidarity and proximity”, concludes Mário Custódio.

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Spain Golf – The Alps Tour 2023 will come to Spain

Palomarejos Golf. Palomarejos will be the first Spanish stage of the Alps Tour 2023

Palomarejos Golf will be the first Spanish stage of the Alps Tour 2023

The 22nd Alps Tour season will have three important tests being held in Spain: the Alps de Las Castillas, the Alps of Andalusia, and the Fred. Olsen Alps de La Gomera, where the 5 players who will be able to play the Challenge Tour next year will be determined.

“We believe that the Alps Tour is a circuit in which you learn to compete and much more, to prepare, to manage, to travel, and so on, and the careers of these great players bear that up”, says Jaime Salaverri, president of the RFEG Professionals Committee.

The Alps de las Castillas, the first Spanish stop on the Alps Tour, will be held at Palomarejos Golf, in Talavera de la Reina.

“There have been excellent players who have gone on to succeed worldwide from the 11 years of partnership between the Castilla La Mancha and Castilla León Federations”, states the host president, Carlos Gutiérrez.

The Alps Tour will then head to Isla Canela Links in May to celebrate the Alps of Andalusia.

“The Royal Andalusian Golf Federation (RFAG) maintains its support for the Alps Tour not only to see the emergence of the great golf stars, but also to attract young players to the golf courses of Andalusia, where there is much more to do than golf and they like it”, said Pablo Mansilla, the president of the federation.

“After 12 years of backing the Alps Tour, the RFAG is happy with the outcomes”, concluded Pablo Mansilla.

The Fred. Olsen Alps of La Gomera at Tecina Golf, in the Canary Islands, is the third and final Spanish event.

“Our journey has witnessed the beginning of great players worldwide and we continue to bet on professional golf. Whoever wins at Tecina Golf is going to have a great career ahead of them”, says Cousins Pusnik, Fred. Olsen’s asset manager and director of Tecina Golf.

On April 19–22, Palomarejos Golf will host the Alps de Las Castillas, while on June 14–17, Isla Canela Links will host the Alps de Andalusia. Finally, on July 12–15, Tecina Golf will host the Alps of La Gomera. All of them will have the support of the Royal Spanish Golf Federation.

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