So you’ve settled on Portugal for your next holiday – well, if you look to an Alvor airport transfer, you could just save a lot of money compared to the busiest areas in the Algarve according to M&S Bank research.
Travellers to Portugal could save on average 24.5 per cent on a trip if opting for Alvor over the city of Funchal in Madeira – that’s the difference of more than £700 on a family holiday according to The Sun.
However, the research also found that almost half of people wouldn’t book to visit an area either they or their friends or family hadn’t visited before – making them less able to sniff out a great deal on a holiday destination.
Only 15 per cent of holidaymakers say they like to look at alternative areas from the most popular tourist resorts.
Paul Stokes, head of products at M&S Bank, believes that great value destinations can still be found in Europe: “Although holiday prices have risen slightly – partly due to the decline in value of sterling against the euro – families can still pocket savings this half-term by looking for alternatives to the more popular tourist destinations,” he said.
When it comes to being able to afford a holiday, these alternatives might just help you get the very most for your money. Why pay through the nose, when you can visit a gorgeous resort such as Alvor and save hundreds of pounds? It’s only a short transfer journey from the airport and still popular with tourists, so you really don’t have to go too far off the beaten track to find a gem of a saving in the Algarve!