Luxury tourism: Portugal chosen as one of post-covid’s favourite destinations

29 de March, 2021

More good news for Portuguese tourism!

Portugal is one of the favourite luxury destinations in the post-covid phase. This is one of the conclusions of a Condé Nast Johansens study on luxury holiday habits expected after the pandemic, which placed Portugal as the eighth preferred destination for more than 95, thousand luxury travellers.

This is another indicator that leads to believe that Portuguese tourism may have a quick recovery.

The list is led by the UK, followed by Italy, Spain, France, Greece, the United States and the Caribbean.

When it comes to the time of year, respondents choose September as the month they prefer to travel, by which time the European Union and Portugal are expected to have more than 70% of their population vaccinated, followed by May and July.

If the quality of service, gastronomy and good wine reserve were already some of the most requested elements by luxury travellers, to these are now added the concern with the hygiene of hotel units and compliance with safety protocols defined by competent entities: 71% of respondents even demand a “formal declaration of the hotel unit on its website confirming that it complies with local regulations regarding hygiene and social distancing”.

The study also revealed that luxury travellers are more attentive to the sustainable practices of hotels and take into account measures such as encouraging recycling, sustainable maintenance of gardens or the offer of menus based on organic products.

Source: Público

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