Increase in the number of Britons choosing Portugal as their preferred travel destination

Portugal could welcome a large number of British travelers after being considered one of the favorite destinations for British travelers, according to new data provided by the technology platform Vacaay.

According to the survey conducted by Vacaay, after Greece and France, Portugal is the third most popular holiday destination for UK citizens, reports SchengenVisaInfo.com.

In addition, the survey revealed that Portugal’s southernmost region, the Algarve, was among Portugal’s favorite destinations, while many Britons who took part in the survey highlighted that they were planning to visit this region.

Vacaay’s regional manager for the UK and Europe, James Air, said it was great to see Portugal ranked among the top positions after the country was often “overshadowed” by its neighboring countries.

“Portugal is one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe, and although British tourists have long known about this Iberian gem, it is really positive to see that the country is now gaining market share in some of the tourist hotspots. most popular in the region”, he underlined.

The survey also revealed that Italy and Spain were also among the top five most popular destinations for British travellers.

Besides Portugal, travelers from the UK are planning to choose Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain as their favorite places to spend their summer holidays.

Another recent report by the Post Office showed that Portugal, along with the countries mentioned above, was considered one of the cheapest holiday destinations for Britons.

Moreover, the survey revealed that the following destinations were ranked in the top ten positions regarding the most beneficial holidays for 2022.

  • Marmaris, Turkey
  • Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
  • Algarve, Portugal
  • Cape Town, South Africa
  • Paphos, Cyprus
  • Costa del Sol, Spain
  • Mombasa, Kenya
  • Funchal, Madeira
  • Sliema, Malta
  • Orlando, United States

The Algarve in Portugal expects to see a large number of international tourists this summer, despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

In addition, the President of the Algarve Tourism Board (RTA) as well as the Algarve Tourism Association (ATA), João Fernandes, pointed out that advance bookings are considered “very encouraging”. .

His comments came during the BTL tourism show held in London, according to local media.

In addition, recent data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) revealed that the tourism sector in Portugal marked a notable increase in January 2022, compared to figures for the same period a year earlier.

The same source showed that the number of accommodations reached a total of 853,200, while the number of recorded overnight stays exceeded two million.

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