The President of Tourism of the Algarve, Joao Fernandez, sent to Safe Communities a letter addressed to all us “Algarvians”, who are living, working or studying in the Algarve region. It is our pleasure to share this in different languages, which you can find below”.
It´s a pleasure for SCP to have such a productive cooperation with RTA. Even if the tourism sector for the moment suffer in a struggling time, the Algarve will come to life again. Do not loose hope, keep you faith in yourself, your business and we will together have the strength to once again welcome the world to our own paradise.
The first caravels of the Discoveries epic left the Algarve and it was here that Infante D. Henrique invented the boats used by the Portuguese to explore the oceans. The Latin caravel, also known as the caravel of Infante or dos Descobrimentos, was the ship of Moorish origin chosen by D. Henrique for his maritime adventures.
The history of this regional tourism organization follows the evolution of the sector itself in the country and can be told through the dates, people and facts that have marked the Algarve in recent decades. With almost 50 years at the service of the Algarve and a region that is considered several times the «Best Beach Destination in Europe», RTA (Algarve Tourism Region) maintains the objective of enhancing the tourist value of the Algarve in the national and cross-border territory with Spain.