Tourists are being urged to return for an even better holiday experience in the Algarve after the coronavirus restrictions are lifted. The online campaign by the Algarve Tourism Board is aimed at Portuguese nationals, but could also apply to international visitors.
The board stresses that people should stay home during the current State of Emergency and lockdown, but return later to enjoy their delayed holidays in the popular holiday hotspot.
Promoted in a video message on social media narrated by Algarve actor João de Brito, the campaign calls on tourists to, “Postpone your holidays but not your heart. After all, the Algarve will always be here.”
Explaining the objective behind the campaign (“Lembra-te de mim. Algarve” or “Remember me. Algarve”), board president João Fernandes said, “We wanted to encourage the Portuguese to stay home, be safe and postpone their holidays during this delicate moment, as the Algarve and the Algarvians will still be here to welcome them with open arms when this is all over.”
In the meantime, the national government is providing economic support to businesses and companies affected by the coronavirus pandemic, as the industry looks ahead to what it hopes will be a prompt return to tourist activity post COVID-19, albeit gradual and most likely at reduced levels until 2021.
Inauguration of Flagship Luxury Hotel in the Algarve
Before the crisis, international operators such as Wyndham Grand had already shown their confidence in the region’s future with major investment commitments.
Described as the “world’s largest hotel franchising company, with over 9,200 hotels in more than 80 countries”, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts officially announced in February that it had expanded its global network with the opening of Wyndham Grand Algarve in the Quinta do Lago leisure and golf resort.
“This stunning location in the Algarve is the perfect spot to introduce our iconic brand to Portugal,” said company president and managing director Dimitris Manikis. “We are thrilled to have expanded our upper-upscale offering for our guests travelling across EMEA. From Georgia to Greece, Turkey and now Portugal, we now have even more options to suit our traveller’s needs, combining one-of-a-kind experience with accessible luxury.”
Added Helder Santos, CEO of Dynamic Hotels, “We are excited about our collaboration with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and to introduce the Wyndham Grand brand to Portugal. The demand for quality accommodation and meeting space in the Algarve is continuing to grow, and working with the world’s largest hotel franchising company will further strengthen our position in the market and help us attract even more international guests.”
Wyndham Grand Algarve is located in the heart of the Ria Formosa Natural Park and within walking distance of Quinta do Lago beach. It comprises 132 one or two-bedroom suites, luxury amenities, multiple dining options, and a full-service spa, state-of-the-art fitness centre, indoor and outdoor pool, and children’s clubs. Six top golf courses are nearby, as well as Quinta do Lago’s sports campus.
Just 25 minutes from Faro Airport, Wyndham Grand Algarve offers VIP transfers for international and other guests.
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