WHEN PORTUGAL CALLS by Liz Rowlinson
ALTHOUGH OFTEN OVERSHADOWED by its glazier Iberian neighbour, Spain, it's the laid-back charms of Portugal that once again drew the Camerons back for some summer sun. Whether it's sleepybeach towns you seek, buzzy fishing villages or more world-class golf resorts you can throw a club at, the Algarve remains a favourite for British tourists and property hunters. It was the third most popular location for property enquiries during 2015 behind Spain and France - for reasons that go beyond the 300 days of sunshine a year and that sought-after slow pace of life.
FRENCH VISITORS INCREASED TOURISM IN THE ALGARVE
As was predicted, in 2015 the Algarve region received an increase of 20.5 percent more French visitors between January and October. With visitors from the United Kingdom leading the chart, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland and France are following close behind with a significant increase of tourists who visited the Algarve in 2015.