Algarve tourism board receives more money

The Algarve tourism board (ERTA) receives more money each year from the national tourism board than any of the other 10 across the country.

In total, the ERTA is due to receive six million euros in 2010, of which more than three million is dedicated to marketing and the improvement of the tourist product in the region.

Nuno Aires, President of the ERTA, said that the budget is the same as previous years, which is calculated by the number of tourist beds available in a region, which hasn’t changed very much.

“The Algarve is the largest tourist destination in the country and that is well represented in the budget,” he said. “We are always very ambitious, and the more we have the more capacity we have to promote our tourism product.”