Coronavirus in Portugal: a visit with the President of Algarve Tourism


At the point when you consider Portugal, with its sandy inlets, crystalline waters and rocky shores, odds are you’re thinking about the Algarve. This is the nation’s most mainstream traveler district – and reasonably so.

Portugal’s quick acting reaction to the coronavirus has spared lives and guaranteed the nation can begin thinking ahead to restoring the movement division and its economy. So I don’t get this’ meaning for the Algarve, and will there be a late spring season in 2020? What will it resemble? We talked with João Fernandes, President of the Algarve Tourism Bureau, to discover how the board was staying in contact with explorers essentially, and what plans are in the pipeline for when travel comes back to Portuguese shores.

Addressing João Fernandes

Q: I’ve seen some energizing action online concentrated on the Algarve and Portugal all the more for the most part: recordings and photographs exhibiting the best of district; Visit Portugal’s #CantSkipHope battle and video reminding us to continue dreaming; and live-spilled yoga classes at the Campus at Quinta do Lago. Would you be able to reveal to us more about your virtual crusade, and how you’ve been staying in contact with voyagers web based during Covid-19?

A: The Portugal Tourism Board propelled the virtual crusade in March. While individuals were in lockdown it was essential to keep the occasion dream alive – and we needed to keep Algarve top of psyche with helpful substance. The message was that for everybody’s acceptable: it is smarter to quit going for the time being; it’s an ideal opportunity to stop reset, recentre and pull together. What’s more, the staggering photographic scenes of Portugal and the Algarve that you find in the #CantSkipHope battle will at present be here, prepared for guests to encounter once the pandemic is finished and it’s sheltered to travel again.

We likewise propelled a hashtag crusade via web-based networking media, following the beginning of the lockdown on 16 March. On Facebook (@algarvetourism) we advanced the message #DontCancelPostpone, as we were quick to keep explorers’ vacation dreams alive for later in the year and to urge them to defer designs instead of dropping inside and out.