Jet2holidays announces golf packages to Algarve

Jet2holidays has expanded its recently-launched golf packages to one of the most coveted golfing destinations in Europe – the Algarve in Portugal.

The new golf packages from Jet2holidays to the Algarve gives golfers the opportunity to enjoy a holiday with rounds of golf included at a selection of hotels. Portugal’s Algarve showcases over 30 top-rated courses across just 85 miles of glorious Atlantic-facing coastline. From the prestigious Signature course by Jack Nicklaus at Monte Rei to San Lorenzo in Quinta do Lago, close to the Ria Formosa Natural Park, the destination is home to some of the most sought after courses in Europe.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: ‘On the back of strong demand, we are expanding our golf package offering to include the stunning Algarve, which is a golfer’s paradise. Having seen the popularity of our Turkish golf packages, we know that these new packages to the Algarve, which include all the benefits of a package holiday on top of rounds of golf included, will be a huge hit. As more golfers look to practice their swing in the sunshine and enjoy a great golf holiday with everything wrapped up, we are now giving them a greater selection of destinations and hotels to choose from. With the launch of our golf packages to the Algarve, golfers will be able to hit the finest courses in one of Europe’s top golfing spots.’

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays will operate to Faro (the Algarve) from all ten of their UK bases – Belfast International, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle International. Golf packages to the Algarve with Jet2holidays are available at Penina Hotel & Golf Resort, Dona Filipa Hotel. The Patio Suite Hotel. Pestana Vila Sol Premium Golf & Spa Resort, Hilton Vilamoura Golf & Spa and Monte Rei Golf and Country Club.

The packages on sale to the Algarve offer a range of durations, viz.: seven-nights with five rounds of golf per person, five-nights with three rounds of golf per person, or three-nights with two rounds of golf per person. Further, customers who book a golf package to the Algarve or Antalya with Jet2holidays between now and April 6, can go golfing for less and take their own golf clubs with them for half price, subject to terms and conditions.

Cardiff Airport announces new winter service to Faro with Ryanair

Cardiff Airport has said that it is offering additional winter sun seats to Faro as Ryanair is planning to extend its existing twice-weekly summer service into this coming winter season.

Starting October 30, Ryanair flights will leave from Wales to Faro on Wednesdays and Sundays. The Ireland-based budget airline will also fly to Dublin four times weekly during the winter, with departures on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

Faro is a popular holiday destination for travellers seeking sun, sea and surf. As the Algarve’s capital, the city is rich with history and culture. The city is small and handy for visiting as a city break, besides the opportunity to enjoy Algarve’s pristine sandy beaches and sparkling seas. In addition to the beautiful landscapes, visitors can also discover a range of activities, from championship golf courses to diving opportunities and nightlife.

‘It is fantastic news that Ryanair is extending its Faro flying programme at Cardiff Airport into the winter season providing an increased choice of holiday options for those people looking to escape later in the year,’ said Spencer Birns, Cardiff Airport Chief Executive Officer. ‘Famous for its great weather, fantastic beaches and delicious local food, Faro, and indeed Portugal, is an in-demand destination from Cardiff at any time of the year. With its great combination of low fares, industry-leading operational reliability and attractive flight times we are pleased to see Ryanair growing further at Cardiff in the off-peak season after a busy summer with us. In addition, we know that passengers using the new service will really appreciate the good customer service and uncrowded indoor terminal areas they experience at Cardiff Airport when going on their well-earned breaks.’

‘Ryanair is delighted to announce a new Winter route and extend the service of the Cardiff to Faro route for W22. Our Cardiff customers can now plan a Winter getaway to the Algarve and enjoy some of the best beaches Portugal has to offer’ said Ryanair’s Director of Commercial, Jason McGuinness. ‘To allow our customers to book their Winter getaway at the lowest possible fares, we are launching a seat sale with fares available from just £19.99 for travel from October 2022 until the end of January 2023, which must be booked by Friday 23 September. Since these super low fares will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com to avoid missing out.’

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Holidays to Cyprus this April proved to be very popular with British tourists; On the Beach says Brits are drawn here by the nightlife, beaches and historical attractions.

Statistics from the Cypriot Government show that holidays to Cyprus have become even more popular with British tourists. Their figures documented a significant rise in holiday visits to the island this April. On the Beach, (www.onthebeach.co.uk) a leading UK online travel agency, says that this owes to the nation’s great beaches as well as its famous nightlife and historical sites.

Holidays to Cyprus have proven popular with tourists from all over the world, as almost 200,000 people visited in April – this represents a significant increase over the same month in 2009 which saw just over 180,000 holidaymakers arrive. Arrivals in April 2010 dipped to below 140,000 though this is largely attributable to the ash cloud which severely disrupted European travel during that period. According to the report the majority of visitors in 2011 came from the UK, Germany and Russia.

Alistair Daly, Marketing Director of On the Beach, says: “During the winter and spring holiday seasons we saw a large number of Brits book holidays to Cyprus. This destination is always quite popular, yet it has certainly seen a surge in 2011, which we expect to continue throughout the summer. Indeed, our customers continue to place Cyprus at the top of their wish lists.”

According to Daly the destination’s appeal owes to several factors. He states: “Trips to Cyprus have a lot in common with holidays to Ibiza and other developed tourist spots: indeed, it has great nightlife alongside truly lovely beaches. What perhaps sets this island nation apart is its amazing collection of ancient Roman and Stone Age ruins which are an excellent way to spice up your time at the beach.”