Algarve tourism boss hopes for TAP flights from Faro to Brazil

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The President of the Algarve tourism bureau Turismo do Algarve has called on TAP to strengthen national and transatlantic links from the Algarve with the hope it will become a “reality in the near future”.

“I would like to see TAP increase its national routes and obviously also transatlantic ones”, said André Gomes, President of Turismo do Algarve in an interview with Antena 1/Jornal de Negócios.
“It is a desire that we have not only in terms of national connections, important for the region not so much from the point of view of leisure tourism, but also from the point of view of business tourism. It is very important that we had these national connections reinforced (as they have been) with Porto”, points out the official.
The president of the Algarve Tourism region points to the United States and South America as the transatlantic destinations to which he would like to have TAP flights departing from the region, pointing to the potential of these two geographies to boost tourism, in particular to Brazil, which he says is “a market which has shown considerable growth in recent years”, and which has “enormous potential for tourism for Portugal and the Algarve region.”
“We hope that it can become a reality in the near future”, he said, while acknowledging the current constraints faced by the airline.