Algarve loses 250,000 British tourists in two years
The Portugal News reports this week that the Algarve has lost almost 250,000 British tourists in two years, according to the Algarve’s main hotel association AHETA.
Brexit, coupled with the devaluation of the pound are being hailed responsible for the drop in Britons in 2017 and 2018. The Algarve Tourism Board has said it will be reinforcing its investment in attracting the British market.
“Madeira suffers tourism blow”
The same newspaper headlined “Madeira suffers tourism blow with Germania Airlines bankruptcy”, reporting
Madeira has suffered another blow to its tourism after Germania Airlines declared bankruptcy Tuesday.
The Berlin-based airline became the third airline flying to Madeira to fold since 2017, taking with it 106,000 annual seats to the island.
The regional government has responded by saying, “naturally, it’s not good news” as the airline operated seven weekly flights to Madeira.during winter.