Increased Number of Britons Choosing Portugal as Favourite Travel Destination

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Portugal may welcome a large number of British travellers after it is being considered among the favourite destinations for UK travellers, based on the new data provided by the tech platform Vacaay.

According to the survey conducted by Vacaay, after Greece and France, Portugal is the third most sought-after holiday destination for citizens of the United Kingdom, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

In addition, the survey revealed that Portugal’s southernmost region, Algarve, has been among the most favourite destinations in Portugal, while many Britons who participated in the survey stressed that they are planning to visit this area.

The Vacaay’s UK and Europe Regional Director, James Air, has stressed that it was great to see Portugal ranked among the first positions after the country is often “overshadowed” by its neighbouring countries.

“Portugal is one of Europe’s most beautiful destinations, and whilst British tourists have long been acquainted with this Iberian gem, it’s really positive to see the country is now gaining market share from some of the region’s most popular tourist hotspots,” he pointed out.

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

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

Another report published recently by the Post Office showed that Portugal, together with the countries mentioned above, were considered among the cheapest holiday destinations for Britons.

In addition, the survey revealed that the following destinations have been ranked in the top ten positions regarding best value 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, USA

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

Besides, the President of the Algarve Tourism Board (RTA) as well as the Algarve Tourism Association (ATA), João Fernandes, has stressed that early bookings are considered “very encouraging.”

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

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

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

Increased Number of Britons Choosing Portugal as Favourite Travel Destination

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