Portugal continues to be a popular destination from Cork.
The Portuguese Tourist Office held a hugely successful and informative workshop for travel agents and operators from the region at the Clarion Hotel last Wednesday evening, which was supported by Cork Airport.
The workshop gave the opportunity for the local travel trade to get an update on the Portuguese tourist offering as well as a chance to build further business connections with suppliers from all over Portugal. The Iberian nation’s tourism figures continue to grow with The Algarve the fifth most popular tourist destination among Irish holidaymakers
Commenting on the importance of these events Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications at Cork Airport said: “These workshops are key to tour operators and travel agents to ensure they can deliver the holiday offering that their clients are looking for. There is an excellent opportunity to learn about new products and services within Portugal.
“The Iberian Peninsula is a key destination for Cork Airport while Ireland is also recognised as an important tourism market for Portugal. The popularity of the Algarve is outlined with the high number of passengers looking for summer sun on our flights from Cork Airport to Faro,” he added.
Cork Airport is the international gateway to the south of Ireland. Welcoming over 6,000 passengers a day, and more than 11,000 passengers a day in peak season, it is the country’s second busiest airport after Dublin. More than 2.1 million passengers travel through the airport each year, flying to destinations across the UK and throughout continental Europe.