SandyBlue have recently been writing a series of articles for the ‘Portugal Resident’, covering a range of topics concerning the Algarve and the effects of Covid-19. In our latest contribution, we discussed the popularity of villa holidays in the Algarve and why rebuilding travel confidence is vital for the summer of 2020. Here are a few highlights...
A huge discussion in the press at the moment is all about airbridge agreements between countries, to allow tourists to travel between them without the need to quarantine. As of now, there is still some uncertainty when it comes to an airbridge between the UK and Portugal – but things continue to develop. What we do know is that the Algarve is safe, prepared and happy to welcome tourists back with open arms.
When more travel freedom is granted, the travel sector will still have some steps to take which will give people the confidence to travel again. It is understandable that people have concerns.
However, villa holidays are completely safe and it’s important guests can still have a great holiday even with more time spent at the villa. Following the introduction of the ‘Clean & Safe’ certificate, guests want to know the villa is safe and staff are fully trained on the latest protocols.
It’s also important to highlight in-villa services, that will allow guests to experience activities in the comfort of their home away from home. Popular services include on-site chefs, shopping delivery, personal trainers and beauty therapists.
Overall, instilling the confidence to travel is so important for SandyBlue and the travel sector as a whole.
We really do feel that Portugal is a shining beacon of hope amongst the Covid-19 panic. Tourists who have journeyed here for the summer are raving about the amazing efforts of local businesses to keep customers safe.
We also point out that events such as the Champion’s League final, being hosted in Lisbon in August, show that it really is a safe place to be.
You can find the article on the Portugal Resident website. We will be writing a monthly contribution for the paper, so do keep up to date with the latest breaking news!
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