Discounted European beach holiday prices at top resorts such as the Algarve are being offered in a special September sale by British Airways.
The sale also coincides with a campaign by Algarve tourism authorities to attract “last-minute” tourists. In a promotional video released earlier this month, and narrated in English, the one-minute video showcases the Algarve’s popular attractions.
These include traditional cuisine, award-winning beaches, outdoor leisure pursuits and abundant wildlife – all of which can be enjoyed with respect for social distancing guidelines and safe contact with nature ensured.
President João Fernandes said the board was focused on regaining the region’s emotional connection with its main markets, while consolidating a message of safety, well-being and confidence in a destination that holidaymakers from the UK and other areas are already familiar with “and where they know they will be welcomed genuinely and warmly”.
Holidays in the Algarve
In the meantime, the sale by British Airways and British Airways Holidays is due to run until 21 September 2021 and includes reductions across a range of flights and holidays through to summer 2022. “Whether reuniting with loved ones, taking a long weekend break, indulging in some Mediterranean sunshine or embarking on the holiday of a lifetime, there are big savings to be made for travel across the globe.”
According to the company, all bookings “will fall under British Airways’ and British Airways Holidays’ ongoing flexible booking policies, allowing customers to rearrange their trip free of charge before 31 August 2022 for the utmost confidence and security”.
Explained British Airways Holidays managing director Claire Bentley, “With optimism about future holidays continuing to grow, we know that many of our customers are keen to get back to travelling. This sale is about giving as much choice as possible to those who are preparing to get away, whether in the near future or next year. We recognise that there’s still an element of uncertainty, which is why we recently extended our flexible booking policy. Low deposits on holidays and free amendments or cancellations offer the kind of peace of mind that we know our customers need.”
Specifically for the Algarve, British Airways Holidays is offering seven nights at the four-star Quinta Pedro Dos Bicos hotel from £199 per person, travelling on selected dates between 1 November and 30 November 2021 (inclusive). Bookings must be made by 21 September 2021.
A series of safety measures introduced by British Airways in recent months – “to make the travel experience simple and enjoyable during and after the pandemic” – includes a new interactive map, as well as partnerships with testing providers, mobile travel health app VeriFly and cleaning brand Dettol.
In addition to quality, the Algarve also offers excellent value for money, as highlighted in a report by Post Office Travel Money.