Download AMAN Application from Apple store and Google play                                Follow us on : Twitter - Facebook - YouTube - Instagram

STATUTES GENERAL ASSEMBLY SECRETARY GENERAL CONTACTS Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram
Daily News
MedNEWS HOME
NNA - Statement by Presidency of the International Conference on Assistance and Support to Beirut and the Lebanese People
NNA - Convened in immediate response to and support in the aftermath of the August 4th explosion in Beirut,...
APS - Covid-19: Partial lockdown from 11.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. in 29 provinces
APS-ALGIERS-The partial lockdown hours have been adjusted from 11.00p.m. to 6.0 a.m. as from Sunday 9 August until 31 August...
APS - Covid-19: bed occupancy rate down following slight decrease in infections
APS - ALGIERS- Director of Local Structures at the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Dr. Faouzi Benachenhou reported...
APS - Media actors called upon to address unprofessional practices
APS-ALGIERS-Actors of the media field in Algeria are called upon to address certain unprofessional practices damaging the profession of journalists...
NNA - Le Président Aoun remercie Macron et les différents donateurs: les répercussions de cette catastrophe dépassent les capacités du pays
ANI-Le Président de la République libanaise,Michel Aoun, a prononcé un discours lors de la conférence internationale d'aide et de soutien...
APS - وسائل اعلام/ ممارسات منافية للمهنة: مباشرة تفكير جماعي
APS - الجزائر - تم تكييف مواقيت الحجر الجزئي المنزلي من الساعة الحادية عشر (23:00) ليلا إلى غاية الساعة السادسة (6:00) من صباح اليوم الموالي على مستوى 29 ولاية, ...
APS - كوفيد-19 : انخفاض في معدل شغل الأسرة اثر تراجع طفيف في عدد الإصابات
APS - الجزائر - كشف مدير المؤسسات الجوارية بوزارة الصحة والسكان وإصلاح المستشفيات الدكتور فوزي بن اشنهو عن تسجيل انخفاض في معدل شغل أسرة الاستشفاء ومصالح الإنعاش الموجهة للتكفل بالمصابين...
APS - وسائل اعلام/ ممارسات منافية للمهنة: مباشرة تفكير جماعي
APS - الجزائر- دعا وزير الاتصال و الناطق الرسمي للحكومة, البروفيسور عمار بلحيمر يوم السبت جميع الفاعلين في الحقل الإعلامي بالجزائر إلى التفكير في وسائل معالجة بعض الممارسات المنافية للمهنة...
NNA - President Aoun partakes in Lebanon Donor Conference: Committed to achieving justice, combating corruption, Beirut will rise again as always
NNA – President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, participated Sunday via video-conferencing in the international donor conference devoted to providing...
NNA - L'émir du Qatar exhorte la communauté internationale à renforcer les aides au Liban
ANI-(AFP)-L'émir du Qatar, cheikh Tamim ben Hamad Al-Thani, a annoncé une aide d'urgence de 50 millions de dollars et indiqué...
NNA - UK pledges more aid for Beirut crisis at global summit
NNA-The UK will step up its commitment to helping Lebanon’s most vulnerable today, by pledging a further £20m in urgent...
APS - Covid-19: le confinement adapté de 23h00 à 06h00 pour 29 wilayas
APS-ALGER-Les horaires de confinement partiel à domicile ont été adaptés de 23h00 au lendemain 06h00 à partir de dimanche 9août...
APS - Covid-19 : recul du taux d'occupation des lits suite à une légère baisse des contaminations
APS-ALGER-Le Directeur des structures de proximité au ministère de la Santé, de la Population et de la Réforme hospitalière, ...
APS - Médias-Pratiques anti-professionnelles: engager une réflexion collective
APS-ALGER-Les acteurs du champ médiatique en Algérie sont invités à réfléchir aux moyens de remédier à certaines pratiques anti-professionnelles entachant...
NNA - اختتام المؤتمر الدولي لمساعدة لبنان ودعوات الى تحقيق الاصلاحات واجراء تحقيق شفاف يكشف اسباب الانفجار
وطنية - قرر المشاركون في المؤتمر الدولي الافتراضي لمساعدة لبنان الذي عقد اليوم في باريس، بدعوة من الرئيس الفرنسي إيمانويل ماكرون وبالاشتراك مع الامم المتحدة وبمشاركة 36 مسؤولا من رؤساء...
NNA - وزارة الصحة: 294 إصابة جديدة رفعت العدد الى 6517 حالة كورونا
وطنية - اعلنت وزارة الصحة العامة تسجيل 294 إصابة كورونا جديدة رفعت العدد التراكمي للحالات المثبتة الى 6517.

وجاء في التقرير: (مراجعة الصورة البيانية)
CNA - Cyprus Ministry of Health announces nine new COVID-19 cases
CNA -Nicosia- Νine new Covid-19 cases were detected in Cyprus and announced by the Ministry of Health on Sunday afternoon,...
CNA - Cyprus ready to place ports, airports, military airbase at the disposal of UNIFIL for assistance in Lebanon
CNA-Nicosia-Cyprus stands ready to do its utmost and actively support international efforts designed to alleviate the immense grief and suffering...
CNA - Volunteer Doctors Cyprus depart for Beirut
CNA-Nicosia-A three-member team of Volunteer Doctors Cyprus departed Sunday for Beirut to assist in providing healthcare to the hundreds of...
CNA - قبرص تضع موانئها ومطاراتها تحت تصرف اليونيفيل لمساعدة لبنان
وكالة الأنباء القبرصية - قبرض / نيقوسيا - مهى ميخائيل
قال رئيس الجمهورية نيكوس أناستاسياديس في مداخلته أثناء مؤتمر دولي عبر الشاشات للمانحين نظمته الأمم المتحدة والرئيس الفرنسي، أن قبرص تقف...
CNA - Cyprus rescue teams return home, operations for survivors in Beirut stop
CNA - Nicosia - Lebanese authorities announced that the rescue operations for survivors following the devastating blast in Beirut last...
CNA - FinMin travels to Moscow Sunday for negotiations on Cyprus-Russia Double Tax Treaty
CNA - Nicosia - Finance Minister Constantinos Petrides travels to Moscow on Sunday for negotiations regarding the agreement between Cyprus...
CNA - Minister expresses hope arsonists will be brought before justice
CNA - Nicosia - Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis has expressed optimism that arsonists believed to be responsible for the huge...
Lusa - Business News - Portugal: Algarve tourism seeks alternatives to UK market amid pandemic




Lisbon, July 10, 2020 (Lusa) - The Algarve tourism is looking for alternatives to the British market, which accounts for a third of the overnight stays in the region and almost half of the passengers disembarked at Faro airport and hopes that the British government will reverse its position.

"Let us have no illusions because a market that represents one-third of external markets does not have a quick solution to fill this gap," the president of the Algarve Tourism Region, João Fernandes, (RTA) told Lusa.

Fernandes pointed out that almost half (49%) of the four and a half million passengers arriving at Faro airport are from the United Kingdom and, in terms of overnight stays, they represent a third (33%) of the total overnight stays in the foreign market, with six million in classified hotels.

He pointed out that there are 100,000 local accommodation beds as well as around 200,000-second homes, which are not included in the calculations of Statistics Portugal.

Portugal has been excluded from a list of countries with which the UK has established an air corridor, in a system that will come into force on Friday and exempts those arriving on British soil from quarantine.

Until now, anyone arriving from abroad in the UK had to stay 14 days in isolation or risk a fine of £1,100.

Fernandes said that the only market that could make a buffer effect on the British is the national one and is the one that usually has the most presence in July and August.

This is why he said that it was necessary to strengthen the demand for Portuguese, Spanish, Germans, French, Irish and Italians nationals - markets that have been exploited in the diversification of the bet.

In the region, the decrease in tourists is easily perceptible - for example, in a walk on the beach, or on the sidewalk of Quarteira, in Loulé - usually full at this time of year, and one of the examples that, in the Algarve, it does not seem to be the high season.

Speaking to Lusa, the director of Hotel D. José, José Soares, just a few metres from Quarteira beach, said that occupation is at 45%/55%.

The hotel manager showed concern about the lack of the British market and added they were working with the Portuguese.

In the various scenarios he outlined for this summer, the goal was to stay within the costs of the operation, using as little as possible the funding they made.

Soares was confident that as soon as the conditions for the British to visit Portugal and the Algarve are changed, especially at the end of the month, demand will be greater.

He said there needed to be an incisive diplomatic job and also to bring journalists from the big English media to be in the region and to feel and pass on the image that there is no problem and no pressure from the pandemic.

Soares concluded by stressing that the Algarve has a very strong image and will come out stronger.

Although there are few of them, it is still possible to find tourists walking or on the beach in Quarteira. Lusa found that there are tourists confident with the choice they have made for their holiday destination in Quarteira.

"I felt very safe here - the Algarve does not even have that many cases. I know there has been an outbreak in Lisbon, but I have been told that the Algarve has not had any problems for some time. I feel safer here than in London," a young English tourist said.

During her stay, she received some messages from friends asking how things are going and if everything is open, to which she replied that she does not feel very different, although everyone wears a mask, the restaurants are open, and I just need to call and book.

A German couple with two children leaving the beach said that it is a situation that arises in all countries and that if they respect the rules and distance, they are safe.

The tourism sector has been one of the most affected since the beginning of the pandemic - and it is now worse in the Algarve, in the high season, after several countries have forced their citizens into quarantine if they travel to Portugal.

Businesspeople are revealing falls in business activity in the different sectors - of about 70% to 90% - and unemployment in the region grew by more than 200 per cent in May compared to the same period in 2019.

PYD/IMYN // ADB,

Lusa


Agency : LUSA

Date : 2020-07-11 09:28:49







 

Copyright © Alliance of Mediterranean News Agencies 2017