Here in the Algarve, it has been a year of reflection and looking ahead to a brighter 2022. It has been great to welcome guests back to the region this year, though it was important to learn from their experience to offer an even greater holiday on their next stay.
At SandyBlue, we recognise the importance of being attentive to our guests’ and owners’ needs. After a year of very limited travel opportunities, guests have more questions and requests than ever before.
Liaising with owners regarding guest feedback is an important project, as it allows them to identify ways to attract more guest bookings and improve on their villa rental offering. 2022 will certainly be the year for striving towards unmatched guest experience – but what else are guests looking for? The SandyBlue team has observed guest enquiries closely, helping us identify what guests have in mind when it comes to the perfect Algarve villa holiday.
A beachfront paradise
When it comes to the Algarve, the beaches are a huge selling point. This year, the Algarve was awarded the title of Europe’s leading beach destination by the World Travel Awards. It is the eighth time the region has won this title, so it’s a given that people like to be near the beach.
However, we have noticed more requests from people looking for a beachfront property that overlooks the golden sand and blue ocean. For SandyBlue owner partners with beachfront villas, they have seen just how much of an attraction the properties can be to beach lovers everywhere. It is a fantastic selling point right now – any property owners with a beachfront property, or at least very close to the beach, should be taking advantage of this growing demand.
Expanding across the Algarve
The Golden Triangle is full of fantastic hotspots, from the golf courses of Vale do Lobo to the natural beauty of Ria Formosa in Quinta do Lago. These areas have always seen high demand, though other areas in the region are beginning to emerge as popular choices.
At SandyBlue, we have met this demand by increasing the information on our website and offering a quick guide to the many locations in the Algarve. From the Lakeside Village to Dunas Douradas, guests are keen to really explore in 2022. Once again, owners in these areas should be keeping a close eye on tourist activity and getting their properties on the map!
Giving guests the holiday of a lifetime
SandyBlue, along with our owner partners, will be making 2022 all about an unbeatable guest experience. A true beach holiday, in-villa experiences and much more across the many wonderful locations across the Algarve.
As we mentioned, people are eager to put travel and normality at the top of their priority list. The Algarve will continue to be a popular destination, though the year ahead is a great opportunity to make it an unforgettable place to stay.
By Joe Mountain
Joe Mountain is founder of Algarve villa rental specialists SandyBlue.
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