German travel agents become “reporters for the Algarve”

A group of German travel agents and editorial staff from two of Germany’s top tourism websites visited the Algarve in February and took back plenty of memorable experiences to write about.

The visit followed an invitation by the Algarve Tourism Board as part of an initiative called “Become a reporter for the Algarve”.

Their “Algarve experience” will be shared in a series of articles and photographs which will be posted every day for two weeks, starting next week, on the Counter vor 9 and Schmetterling vor 9 websites.

The five-day visit saw the ‘reporters’ learn how to make a traditional ‘cataplana’ stew, taste regional products from an organic farm, walk along the popular Sete Vales Suspensos cliff trails in Lagoa, explore the hinterland and take in the beautiful scenery of the Ria Formosa aboard a boat.

“Our visitors are best placed to promote the Algarve as they can pass on an authentic message about the diversity and quality of this tourism destination,” says João Fernandes, president of the Algarve Tourism Board.

“These promotional initiatives are particularly important now that more and more airlines are resuming flights at Faro Airport (click here).”

Hopes are that the attention the Algarve will receive in Germany will lure more German tourists to visit the region.

Germany is the second biggest tourist market in the Algarve – in 2019, 360,000 Germans travelled to the region, which translates into approximately 1.9 million overnight stays.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com