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Garvetur was present at the World Travel Market in London, which took place from 4 to 6 November.
2019 has been a year of airline bankruptcy and tourist operation giant Thomas Cook. However, tourist companies do not expect these events to have a direct effect on this year's results. The English market is also stabilized, showing that Brexit is not influencing British holiday choices.
This is the widespread sentiment between national tourism companies and Regional Promotion Agencies. However, 2020 bookings are expected to arrive later this year.
“The market has had time to adapt to Brexit, given the successive departure dates. The feedback we get from tour operators, OTAs and airlines is that they do not expect major swings in the English market in the future for two reasons. First, because the pound has stabilized; second, because the time that has passed since the Brexit referendum has so far eased the tension of UK tourists, and what we are told is that English consumers no longer want to know about this to decide their holiday, ”says João. Fernandes, President of the Algarve Regional Tourism Promotion Agency.
On the other hand, the manager is optimistic about the replacement of Thomas Cook's operation by other operators. "Big traders are cementing positions," he recalls. “This is the case of Jet2, which, being the preferred partner of Hays Travel, which stayed with Thomas Cook stores, is good news for the Algarve, as the company has been growing substantially to our destination,” says João Fernandes. , giving another example. “The launch of easyJet Holidays is also good news. We meet here in London and realize that you are looking positively at the Algarve. By the way, easyJet is the second largest airline for Faro in terms of passenger numbers, being especially important in the winter period. ”
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