Travelling golfers can now enjoy special Jet2holidays packages for one of Europe’s most popular golfing destinations, the Algarve. Launched following the success of the company’s Antalya golf packages (offered since last November), the new Algarve option gives golfers the opportunity of a holiday break including rounds of golf at a selection of hotels with top courses on-site or nearby.
The packages on sale to the Algarve offer a range of durations: seven nights with five rounds of golf per person; five nights with three rounds; or three nights with two rounds.
According to Jet2, “Customers booking a golf package with Jet2holidays can enjoy the usual perks of booking an ATOL protected holiday, including accommodation, VIP customer service, in-resort customer helpers, airport transfers, return flights with Jet2.com and 22-kilogram baggage allowance.”
In addition, golfers heading to courses close by will also be able to take advantage of travel to and from the course, and those who book a golf package to the Algarve with Jet2holidays between now and 6 April can take their own golf clubs with them for half price.
The Algarve is consistently ranked as one of Europe’s premier golf destinations, with more than 30 first-class courses extending along 140 kilometres of the region’s Atlantic coastline. These include the Signature course designed by Jack Nicklaus at Monte Rei; San Lorenzo in Quinta do Lago, close to the Ria Formosa Natural Park; and the Arnold Palmer-designed Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course in Vilamoura, venue for the Portugal Masters on the DP World (formerly European) Tour.
Announcing the new packages, Jet2.com and Jet2holidays CEO Steve Heapy said, “On the back of strong demand, we are expanding our golf package offering to include the stunning Algarve, which is a golfer’s paradise. Having seen the popularity of our Turkish golf packages, we know that these new packages to the Algarve, which include all the benefits of a package holiday on top of rounds of golf included, will be a huge hit.
“As more golfers look to practise their swing in the sunshine and enjoy a great golf holiday with everything wrapped up, we are now giving them a greater selection of destinations and hotels to choose from. With the launch of our golf packages to the Algarve, golfers will be able to hit the finest courses in one of Europe’s top golfing spots.”
Golf packages to the Algarve with Jet2holidays are available at the following hotels:
- Penina Hotel & Golf Resort
- Dona Filipa Hotel
- The Patio Suite Hotel
- Pestana Vila Sol Premium Golf & Spa Resort
- Hilton Vilamoura Golf & Spa
- Monte Rei Golf and Country Club
Jet2 Celebrates 20 Years in Portugal
The first Jet2.com flight to Portugal landed in Faro from Leeds Bradford Airport In 2003. Two decades later, Jet2.com and its tour operator sister company Jet2holidays operates flights to Faro Airport from all 10 of their UK bases: Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle International. As well as flights with Jet2.com and package holidays with Jet2holidays, customers can also travel on Jet2CityBreaks packages to Faro.
According to the companies, “The scale of this operation means that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is now the UK’s largest airline to Faro and Madeira based on the number of routes operated between the UK and both bases. In addition, Jet2holidays has almost 400 hotels and villas on sale, as well as a team of almost 150 colleagues employed in the country, including 60 uniformed Jet2holidays customer helpers.”
The 20th anniversary milestone was celebrated during a VIP event in Lisbon hosted by CEO Steve Heapy and attended by hoteliers and tourism industry partners.
“This year marks 20 years since we started operating to Portugal, when we had just one route on sale,” said Heapy. “Today we operate an enormous program with unrivalled frequency to Faro and Madeira from the UK, and we have flown millions of customers to this magnificent country.
“Such growth would not be possible without the fantastic partnerships we have in Portugal, and I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to hoteliers, airports, tourist boards and all our partners. As we continue to grow and take more customers to Faro and Madeira on our award-winning flights and holidays, we will continue to put that partnership approach at the very heart of everything that we do.”