Would you think the cold season prevents people from planning seaside trips? Think again! Tourists flood the Algarve even in late autumn and winter, as reflected in the CCDR Algarve results from the last trimester of last year of 2015.
CCDR Algarve tells us a considerable growth in the number of passengers traveling to the Algarve compared to the same period last year. In the context of a prolonged worldwide economic crisis, this is amazing news for Portugal, a country that, in recent years, has practically obtained most of its earnings from tourism and the related industries.
Most people travel to the Algarve either by plane or by train, although of course, foreigners and locals alike also travel by boat, by car and by means of public Transport.
Faro Airport International recorded almost 17.000 flights in the last trimester of 2015 and over 2.6 million passengers, 4.2% more than last year. As for national flights, almost 120.000 passengers landed at the local airports, almost 8% more than the same trimester of the year 2014.
When it comes to railway traveling, over 473.000 passengers were transported between Lagos and V.R. Santo Antonio, 2% more than during the last trimester of 2014.
Maritime transport seems to be more popular than you would imagine: over 1.5 million people traveled by boat between October and December 2015, 6% more than the corresponding trimester of the previous year.
All the results presented point at one logical conclusion: there are more tourists flooding the southern region of Portugal than ever. But is there only increase when it comes to transport? Actually, no. Public transport has registered a decrease by 3.5% from last year.
To some extent, this behavior is understandable, since the option of Algarve transfers and booking a Faro car hire is affordable and more comfortable.
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