Portugal Golf Holidays – UNWTO expects 2022 to recover 65% of pre-pandemic tourist volume

Azores Tourism. UNWTO expects 2022 to recover 65% of pre-pandemic tourist volume

UNWTO forecasts for tourism in 2022

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expects that 2022 will recover 65% of the volume of pre-pandemic tourists, according to the organization’s initial scenarios.

UNWTO projections are based on data through September, during which time international tourism showed good signs of recovery, with arrivals at 63% of the volume recorded in the same period before the pandemic (2019).

After calculating 700 million international tourists in the world from January and September, 133% higher than in 2021, predictions for the remainder of the year are “cautiously optimistic,” suggesting a modest improvement in the final outcome is possible.

The organization found that 340 million overseas travels occurred between July and September, accounting for nearly half of the total for the nine months.

UNWTO predicts that Russia’s offensive in Ukraine, together with other factors such as stubbornly high inflation and rising energy prices, might slow the rate of recovery in the fourth quarter and in 2023.

Despite mounting difficulties that suggest a slower pace of recovery, it is possible that tourism revenues will total between €1.17 billion and €1.26 billion by the end of 2022, an increase of 60% to 70% over the previous year, and a recovery of 70% to 80% of the value registered in 2019 (€1.75 billion).

Portugal and Spain are showing signs of a strong recovery and both are starting to reach the numbers obtained in 2019.

Book your next golf holidays with Tee Times Golf Agency, enjoy the best of the Iberian Peninsula, and play in magnificent golf courses spread in amazing regions like the Algarve, the Costa del Sol, and so many more.

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Portugal Golf – The Portugal Masters is returning to Vilamoura

The Portugal Masters is returning to Vilamoura. Vilamoura Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course

The Portugal Masters is returning to Vilamoura

The most prestigious tournament of golf in Portugal returns to the Dom Pedro Victoria golf course. The dates for the Portugal Masters 2022 have been set for October 27th-30th, with the Pro-Am taking place on the 26th and a prize money of 1.75 million euros.

This is the 16th year in a row that the popular golf holiday destination Vilamoura will host its major golf tournament, the only one in Portugal to be part of the so-called “first division” of European professional golf.

Since its establishment in 2007, it has been held annually at the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, which was designed by the great Arnold Palmer.

The Portugal Masters is a testament to the high calibre of Portugal’s golf courses and tourist infrastructures, allowing it to attract golf’s most accomplished players. Due to the Portugal Masters’ prominence on the DP Tour’s European Circuit since 2007, the Algarve has been widely recognized as one of the world’s top golfing locations.

Around 40.000 people are expected to attend the Portugal Masters 2022. The tournament will receive extensive coverage from the international press.

With a score of 19 under par, Belgian golfer Thomas Pieters won the Portugal Masters in 2021, giving him his fifth title on the DP World Tour. In the end, Pieters had a two-stroke advantage over the runners-up, the Frenchman Matthieu Pavon, Lucas Bjerregaard of Denmark, and the 2017 champion, Nicolai Hojgaard, also from Denmark.

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Portugal Golf Holidays – The Algarve wins big at the World Travel Awards

The Algarve wins big at the World Travel Awards

The Algarve wins big at the World Travel Awards

The World Travel Awards, also known as the “Oscars” of tourism, had their European gala this year, and the Algarve once again stood out by taking home the title of Best Beach Destination in Europe for the ninth time. It should be noted that on this occasion, seven hotels and resorts in the Algarve received prestigious awards, namely:

The Pestana Alvor Praia, in Portimão, was distinguished as “Best Beach Hotel in Europe 2022”;

Pine Cliffs, in Albufeira, as “Best Leisure Resort in Europe 2022”;

Conrad Algarve, in Quinta do Lago (Loulé), was declared “Best Lifestyle Resort in Europe 2022”;

Monte Santo Resort, in Lagoa, is the “Most Romantic Resort in Europe 2022”;

Cascade Wellness Resort, in Lagos, was elected “Best Sports Resort in Europe 2022”;

The Dunas Douradas Beach Club, in Almancil, as “Best Villa Resort in Europe 2022”;

And Domes Lake Resort, in Vilamoura, is the “Best New Resort in Europe 2022”.

We salute the winners that have stood out and brought so much prestige to our region.

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