The Algarve Tourism Conference will take place at the “Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & SPA” on September 27, 2019.
New tourism markets for new times and preparing the Algarve for a circular economy for the 2020‘s are the mottos for this conference that will count on national and international experts from different areas who will debate the opportunity for an Algarve circular tourism economy, based on the emerging markets: wellness, medical and sports tourism, eco-tourism and senior tourism / senior living. The supply side will also be represented by hotel operators, tourism and travel agents, developers and real estate players.
The Global Wellness Institute estimates that wellness tourism will grow at an average annual rate of 7.5% through 2022, considerably faster than the 6.4% annual growth forecasted for overall global tourism.
This represents a great opportunity for the Algarve with its natural assets and also the players investing in the health tourism by improving and diversifying the supply, both in the wellness tourism and medical tourism areas.
The Conference has been co-organised by the ILM Tourism & Hospitality Real Estate Group Portugal, Dengun Digital Agency and the Ireland Portugal Business Network and is supported by the Turismo de Portugal, AHETA, Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in UK and several private players such as Open Media Group, Vilamoura World, Grupo Enolagest, Vale do Lobo, Pine Cliffs Resort Algarve, Grupo HPA Saúde and NERA, amongst others.