Portugal seen as safe UK bookings to Portugal’s Algarve have increased
Eastern Eye Staff
INSTABILITY and violence in the Mediterranean’s former top tourist destinations are proving a boon to Portugal’s Algarve region, seen as a safe haven by comparison, local businesses say. “Tourists are increasingly afraid and tend to head for less risky destinations,” said Pedro Lopes, manager of the Pestana hotel group in the sun-baked southern tip of the country. Last Tuesday’s (28) bombings at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport, which claimed dozens of lives and wounded hundreds more, were just the latest in a long line of blows to countries, including Turkey, Tunisia, and Egypt in recent months and years. “Here in Portugal, I…
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