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Algarve Tourism On The Increase

1st November 2006



The Algarve Tourism Board (RTA) has predicted good news for the region's coffers this summer (especially the owners of rental property on the Algarve), with its official estimate for the forthcoming season showing an expected increase of approximately four percent in tourist activity from the UK, Ireland and Germany, the Algarve's three largest foreign markets.

According to RTA figures, Faro airport saw an increase of 7.8 per cent in the number of arrivals, translating into around one million arrivals in total, for the first four months of the year. The RTA predicts an increase over the summer of around 3.5 per cent.

The largest increase in terms of country of origin has been found in the Dutch sector, where several factors led by the launch of a multi-million-pound advertising campaign in Holland have resulted in a 25 per cent increase in the number of Dutch citizens arriving in the Algarve. The number of Germans visiting the region is also on the up, according to the Algarve Tourism Board.


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