Expansion for hotel

CASTRO MARIM Golf & Country Club is planning to expand from 127 hectares to 225 hectares, following a discussion with the Secretary of State for Tourism, Correia da Silva, during his visit to the ITB of Berlin conference – one of the biggest tourism fairs in Germany. If the project is approved and finalised, the extension will allow the hotel resort to increase capacity by 500 beds. However, while Algarve resorts plan to expand, it has been reported that one of the main topics at the conference was the high price of hotels in the Algarve. “German tour operators stated that, if prices continued to increase in the Algarve, fewer and fewer would offer holidays in the region,” one exhibitor revealed.