- Agents from 10 provincial agences attended
- Two nights each at Albufeira and Alvor
- Algarve visitors numbers from Ireland on course for record in 2016
It rained for some of Sunway’s agent four night fam trip to the Algarve, but did anyone nobody notice?. The trip was hosted by the 4* Vila Gale Cerro Alagoa Hotel, Albufeira and the 4* Pestana Alvor Praia Hotel, Alvor.
The group visited some of Sunway’s most popular properties, self-catering apartments to 5 star deluxe hotels in Albufeira, Praia da Oura, Da Balaia, Santa Eulalia, Falesia, Vilamoura, Alvor, Carvoeiro, Portimao and Praia da Rocha. Meals were at Club Med Da Balaia, Epic Sana Algarve Hotel, Monte Santo Resort and some local restaurants where cocktails and Portuguese wines were sampled.
The Irish market is now the fifth largest to the Algarve, with visitors up 8.6pc to 185,400 in 2015 and overnights up 4.7pc to 1,000,500.
For the start of 2016 Algarve Irish visitors were up 45.2pc and overnights up 35.6pc, to a region that offers some of Europe’s best sandy beaches, top golf courses, stunning scenery and year round warm climate. Sunway offer holidays to the Algarve from €379pp this summer including flights, accommodation, 20kg baggage, transfers and services of a Sunway representative.
Picture shows Hilary Mahon of Sunway, Linda Bradshaw of Sunway, Carmel Kehoe of Roscrea Travel, Emma Dinan of Douglas Travel, David Lacey of Paraic.Keogh Travel, Rebecca McAreave of O’Hanrahan Travel, Tom Donohoe of Strand Travel, Gaynor Cunningham of Best4Travel, Georgina Kelly of Travel Broker, Judy Coughlan of Dawson Travel Ciara Sweeney of Corrib Travel and Samantha Gavigan of Kanes Travel. Not in picture: Jeanette Taylor of Sunway.