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2 The Algarve Promotion Bureau is a non-profit-marketing entity under private law with the purpose to promote and divulge tourism information about the Algarve within overseas markets. Thus establishing partnerships in both the public and private sectors with this goal: | | ALGARVE PROMOTION BUREAU


4 Location: Southern most region in Portugal framed by a 200km coastline with beautiful sandy coves, sheltered bays, fascinating cliff formations and long golden beaches Climate: The Algarve has a warm and sunny climate with mild winters. Summer temperatures can reach above 30c and the winter temperatures stay between 10-15c UK visitor arrivals: -The Algarve saw over 1.2 million British visitors passing through the doors of Faro airport from January to September 2009 which is just -7% compared with 2008 -The UK, therefore, is still the number one market for the Algarve and it continues to be a popular choice for UK holidaymakers in 2009

5 ALGARVE DESTINATION PROFILE TOURISM PRODUCTS: Sun and Sea Golf Meetings and Incentives Industry Health and Wellness Culture Nature and Active Tourism Nautical Senior

6 ALGARVE DESTINATION PROFILE NEW DEVELOPMENTS: Introducing new President Trade website in nine languages Nature tourism new developments Golf group promotion Wellness developments Accommodation developments – luxury sector Medical tourism developments Motorpark and events calendar

7 GOLF HIGHLIGHTS 9 Hole golf courses - 4 18 Hole golf courses- 30 New Courses in 2008 007 - Algarve With Love group golf promotion Best Golf Destination by the International Golf Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) in the years 2000 and 2006 Extremely popular destination amongst golfers with 66,760 rounds of golf played from January to July 2009

8 HEALTH & WELLNESS HIGHLIGHTS Every 5* hotel offers spa facilities Thalassotherapy Relaxation massages Remedial massages Chocolate massages Reflexology Stone massages Alternative Therapies (yoga, Tai-Chi, Reiki, acunpuncture, etc…) Tivoli Victoria opened new Banyan Tree Spa in 2009 VilaLara Thalasso Resort refurbishment

9 CULTURE HIGHLIGHTS Origins & history Natural landscape Gastronomy & wines Authenticity Hospitality Special Events FIMA, Seafood Festival, Medieval Days and much more! Summer special event - ALLGARVE

10 Tivoli Victoria – opened 2009 5* hotel by the Espírito Santo Group 280 rooms, two executive suites and 14 junior suites Spa centre, two high-quality restaurants, three bars, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and 900 square-meters of meeting space, including a large ballroom covering a total area of 600 square-meters Crowne Plaza Vilamoura to open in early 2010 327 guest rooms all with balconies in the form of 120 Superior, 135 deluxe, 54 deluxe beach-front, two junior, and 15 executive suites as well as a magnificent Presidential suite Leisure activities with a solar panel-heated outdoor pool, state of the art fitness facilities, an outdoor multipurpose sports arena and golf facilities, Spa 1,300 square metres of meeting facilities NEW PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS

11 QUINTA DO LAGO – 6* development Hilton Conrad Palácio Valverde Resort & Spa 6* Hotel by Imocom and Hiton 158 guest rooms and suites designed to reflect a contemporary Portuguese style Includes themed gardens, swimming pools and lakes, spa and health club, restaurants and bars Over 1,400 square metres of dedicated space. Fully equipped Conrad meeting rooms, a 24-hour business centre, as well as a large ballroom with access to private gardens NEW PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS

12 Quinta do Vale Golf resort: Opening 2010 Ideal for restful and rejuvenating holidays River marina Guadiana River and the nearby beaches and islands of the Ria Formosa Natural Park 57 fully equipped homes Reception area, restaurant and bar, swimming pools 18-hole Quinta do Vale golf course, driving range and putting green, designed by the world famous golfer Severiano Ballesteros Real Marina Hotel and Spa: Opening 2010 Overlooking the splendid scenery of Ria Formosa, located in Olhão With modern and innovative facilities Excellent facilities for conferences and events Varied leisure and wellness facilities; thalassotherapy and pampering at the Spa, entertainment at the Realito Kids Club, delicious restaurants NEW PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS

13 CS Sao Rafael Beach Resort opened July 2009 105 units including deluxe family and deluxe double suites Restaurants and bars within the resort 18-hole putting green, tennis court, three outdoor swimming pools and nearby secluded beach. CS Herdade dos Salgados Resort which remains under construction until 2010 Facilities for health, sports, leisure, business and culture in a scenic National Ecological Reserve Located near Praia dos Salgados beach, which itself extends over seven kilometres along the coast Golf course and proximity to the Lagoas dos Salgados lagoons Spanning an area of 200 hectares

14 Corte Velho and Six Senses Resort: opening 2010/11 Six Senses Resorts & Spas, joined forces with Corte Velho Lda Luxury boutique resort and Spa in Castro Marim, along the River Guadiana 18-hole golf course, a Spa to be run by Six Senses 165 linked-villas, 40 apartments and a hotel all with a total of 2,100 beds 135 hectares on the Guadiana river bank - feature a beach front of about 16 kilometres Quinta do Martinhal Resort: opening in Sagres in 2010 On the beach within a protected national park in Sagres Concept of barefoot luxury Covers 150,000 square metres 93 villas, 17 townhouses, 50 luxury apartments Bars, restaurants, a crèche, a business centre, tennis courts an indoor pool, outdoor pools, a gym and Spa Surf schools on the Martinhal beach A protected lagoon containing various flora and fauna of interest to nature-enthusiasts NEW PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS

15 Return to nature in the Algarve - new itinerary of inland paths See the Algarve hinterland on foot, bike or horseback Via Algarviana created an extensive 240km itinerary of paths Stretching across the Algarve between Alcoutim in the east to Cape St Vincent in the west Aim to connect with the Trans-European paths Divided into 30km stretches Full route walked in fourteen days, cycled in five days and followed on horseback in nine days Nature tourism reclaims abandoned village of Aldeia da Pedralva Once a near-ruined village with just nine inhabitants Transformed with a new active rural tourism project Twenty-two of the thirty-two traditional village houses restored Grocery store, new restaurant introduced to the village Elementary school transformed into an Apple certified learning centre Costa Vicentina natural park - natural beauty of the Algarve Activities such as surfing, kite-surfing, mountain biking, trekking, bird watching, fishing and relaxing in the countryside NEW PROJECT DEVELOPMENTS

16 Longevity Wellness Resort : Opens 2010 Five-star hotel accommodation and a hassle-free property ownership opportunity Located inland in Monchique An anti-ageing medical Spa, esthetical centre, meditation room, fitness centre, outdoor and indoor pools, driving range and putting green, a health shop, personalised wellness programmes, and a range of restaurants and bars Medical tourism in the Algarve A new private hospital, Hospital Internacional do Algarve to open in Albufeira in the first quarter of 2010 Costing a total of 22 million Euros Recovery wards with a total of twenty-seven beds, four operation theatres, three delivery rooms and 24 hour emergency services Dentistry, eye surgery, cosmetic surgery, and giving up smoking treatments Two further private hospitals planned near Faro

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