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Travel to the Algarve for Less!

Travel to the Algarve for Less!11 Cheap Ways to Get to the Algarve

As prices for flights to the Algarve continue to soar, explore some different options to travel to the Algarve cheaply – It really is possible to visit the Algarve for less!

Holiday Inn Algarve Wins TripAdvisor Award of Excellence

Holiday Inn Algarve Wins TripAdvisor Award of ExcellenceIt is with great pride that we announce the Holiday Inn Algarve in Armação de Pêra has won the TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence Award.

TripAdvisor is widely recognised as one of the world largest travel advisory sites. It features reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and lots more.
The Certificate of Excellence award honors hospitality excellence. The accolade is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.

The cost of taxi travel in 80 cities across the globe

The cost of taxi travel in 80 cities across the globeThe 2017 Taxi Price Index shows that Zurich, Switzerland has the world’s most expensive taxis, costing over €7 per kilometre. Cairo, Egypt has the world’s most affordable taxis, costing just 9 cents for one kilometre of travel.

Online used car dealership Carspring have produced a study revealing the price of taxi use in 80 cities around the world. With their interests in all things automotive, the online dealer looked to bring transparency to the public regarding taxi costs, particularly for those who may be travelling abroad this summer.
Included in the study are the prices of a 3km inner city taxi ride, a journey between the airport and the city centre, and the cost of one hour’s waiting time. To help those with real nerves about taxis altogether, the study also provides information on which models of car are most popular in each city, and if an alternative such as Uber is available in each location.

The Safe and Sunny Holiday Seminar - a first in Portugal

6208aA first in Portugal - Safe Communities Portugal is organising a public seminar in Cascais to create awareness of the increasing threat of on-line fraud affecting both the tourism industry as well as holiday makers themselves.

This is being planned in collaboration with the Public Security Police Lisbon Metropolitan Command and will be held on Friday 23rd June, 2017 in the Auditorium of the Cultural Centre of Cascais, starting at 16:15 for registration.

Tourist Authority launches €20 million 'Can't skip Portugal' video campaign

wave3Portugal’s national tourist authority is to spend €20 million on a video publicity campaign to attract tourists to the country.

‘Can’t skip Portugal’ has been launched by Turismo de Portugal and for the next two years will be on social networks in 20 priority markets.

Private airport transfer services - "often cheaper and faster than normal taxis"

Private airport transfer services - "often cheaper and faster than normal taxis"The majority of holiday destinations in the Algarve lie outside the Faro area, more than 20km from Faro Airport – for example, Vilamoura (25Km), Albufeira (40Km), Carvoeiro (62Km), Portimão (70Km), Alvor (75Km) and Lagos (90Km), so transport is needed.

For those not needing a hire car for their holiday, or for residents not willing to leave a vehicle parked at Faro Airport when travelling outside the country, private transfers provided by local companies such as Algarserra represent the best transport option when compared to public buses or the traditional taxi service.

5 reasons why the Algarve is the perfect winter sun destination


5 reasons why the Algarve is the perfect winter sun destinationThe Algarve, Portugal’s southern-most region, is famous for its amazing beaches, beautiful cliffs, world-class golf courses and, of course, the 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder thousands of Brits escape to the Algarve and trade in the drizzly, cold British winter for a more tropical climate.

Lisbon's tourist tax - what do other European countries do?

6199With a 'per bed per night' tourist tax now applicable in Lisbon, which other european countries apply a tax on visitors?

Such taxes capture revenue from outside the country so they are politically easy as voters don’t pay the tax; tourists and other travellers do raising a ‘taxation without representation’ issue.

Governments are accountable to tourists through market mechanisms so if the promised ‘investments’ from the tax are not used to develop an enhanced and tourist-friendly environment, then they will take their tourism euros elsewhere.