Algarve has 'the most sun in Europe'

sunnyThe Algarve region has been awarded the title of ‘European Champion of the Sun - 2017’ along with the Greek island of Rhodes, for providing an average of 8.6 hours of sunshine a day.

This distinction resulted from the results of a 27 year study recently published by the German magazine, Algarve für Entdecker.

According to the Algarve Tourism Association, this study analysed all tourist destinations that can be visited from central europe within a three-hour flight time.

The data was collected on the Wetteronline.de weather service website and covers the period between 1990 and 2017.
 
"This evaluation is very positive for the promotion of the Algarve, insofar as it proves and reinforces one of the arguments that we have been highlighting in our strategy of positioning the region as an all-round destination," said Dora Coelho, executive director of the Algarve Tourism Association, the agency responsible for promoting Algarve tourism to foreign markets.

"The existence of a mild climate throughout the year allows us to highlight the diversity of the tourist offer that the Algarve has, in addition to ‘sun and sea’, and our ability to respond to different profiles and motivations of those who visit us," waffled Coelho.
 
The runners up were Cordoba and Seville (second, with 8.5 hours); Almería and Murcia (third, with 8.4 hours); Málaga and Granada (fourth with 8.2 hours) and the islands of Crete and Sicily (fifth with 7.9 hours of sunshine per day).

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+1 #6 Peter Booker 2017-12-31 08:57
Quoting Chip:
Quoting Peter Booker:
Because we are concerned only with Europe, we can forget about all those really sunny places in North Africa, like Morocco and Tunisia. And the European Canaries must lie just outside the three-hour flight time limit.

This study shows that if you set the parameters right, you can get any answer you want.


What a strange post. Why did you select a 3 hour flight time limit? Why not extend it to 6 hours to include the entire Sahara, or perhaps the whole world - I think there was probably more sunshine in Death Valley California last year.


The three-hour flight time limit was not my idea, but was selected as the basis of the study made by Algarve für Entdecker. Your comment neatly backs up my point.
-1 #5 Chip 2017-12-30 12:55
Quoting Peter Booker:
Because we are concerned only with Europe, we can forget about all those really sunny places in North Africa, like Morocco and Tunisia. And the European Canaries must lie just outside the three-hour flight time limit.

This study shows that if you set the parameters right, you can get any answer you want.


What a strange post. Why did you select a 3 hour flight time limit? Why not extend it to 6 hours to include the entire Sahara, or perhaps the whole world - I think there was probably more sunshine in Death Valley California last year.
-1 #4 Denby 2017-12-30 12:40
Spot on Plain speaking.
+1 #3 Plain Speaking 2017-12-29 13:55
So, for all its problems we do live in the sunniest, safest most tolerant place in Europe. Viva O Algarve.
-2 #2 Peter Booker 2017-12-29 09:46
Because we are concerned only with Europe, we can forget about all those really sunny places in North Africa, like Morocco and Tunisia. And the European Canaries must lie just outside the three-hour flight time limit.

This study shows that if you set the parameters right, you can get any answer you want.
+4 #1 Dan Persson 2017-12-29 08:41
:lol:

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