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6 The Portugal News •  19 Jan 2019                                 News


                                                                                                        Algarve



                                                                                                        continues among


                                                                                                        cheapest holiday



                                                                                                        destinations for


                                                                                                        Britons



                                                                                                        UK tourists will pay less for goods in
                                                                                                        almost half of popular holiday
                                                                                                        destinations this year despite the

                                                                                                        volatility of the pound, new research
                                                                                                        suggests. The Algarve is placed as
       The Algarve was found to have been the third cheapest destination for British travellers.
       The Algarve was found to have been the third cheapest destination for British travellers.        the third cheapest destination for
       The Algarve was found to have been the third cheapest destination for British travellers.
       The Algarve was found to have been the third cheapest destination for British travellers.
       The Algarve was found to have been the third cheapest destination for British travellers.
                                                                                                        British travellers.
      Most tickets to go to participating nations in
                                                                                                               nalysis by Post  Algarve and South Africa’s
      Portugal’s Nation League Finals                                                                          Office Travel    Cape Town (both €56).
                                                                                                               Money found the
                                                                                                                                  The most expensive
                                                                                                        Acost of tourist        destination in the annual
      UEFA has announced that more than three quarters of the tickets at this summer’s Nations
      UEFA has announced that more than three quarters of the tickets at this summer’s Nations
      UEFA has announced that more than three quarters of the tickets at this summer’s Nations
      UEFA has announced that more than three quarters of the tickets at this summer’s Nations
      UEFA has announced that more than three quarters of the tickets at this summer’s Nations          staples such as meals, sun  report was Mahe in the
      League Finals matches in Portugal will be reserved for supporters of the participating teamswill be reserved for supporters of the participating teams
      League Finals matches in Portugal
      League Finals matches in Portugal will be reserved for supporters of the participating teamswill be reserved for supporters of the participating teams  cream and coffee has  Seychelles, where the
      League Finals matches in Portugal will be reserved for supporters of the participating teams
      League Finals matches in Portugal
      and the general public.
      and the general public.
      and the general public.
      and the general public.                                                                           fallen in 19 resorts and  same items cost UK visitors
      and the general public.
                                                                                                        cities compared with 12  €205, including €144 for an
        This means there will be  final against the Dutch,  Estádio da Luz.      Ticket prices for the  months ago.             evening meal.
      10,000 tickets per game  could leave lots of fans  The hosts have never   semi-finals and third-place  Singapore and St Lucia  Abu Dhabi was the
      available to fans of     without tickets.        really answered those    match will range from 25  head the list of      destination with the second
      England,                  The northern Portuguese  questions, beyond pointing  euros to 120 euros with  destinations where holiday  highest prices (€190),
      Holland, Portugal and    city’s Estádio D. Afonso  out the beauty of      tickets for the final ranging  costs have fallen in the  followed by Jumeirah,
      Switzerland, with a further  Henriques, home to Vitória  Guimarães - its medieval  from 40 euros to 150 euros.  past year, down 22 percent  Dubai (€168) and Darwin,
      42,000 across the four   Sport Clube, was        centre is a UNESCO world  But, in an offer that will be  and 20 percent  Australia (£147).
      games on offer to members  renovated for Euro 2004  heritage site - but they have  attractive to most travelling  respectively.  Post Office Travel Money
      of the general public.   but is relatively small for  clearly heeded the  fans, UEFA is offering a  While those falls were  expert Andrew Brown said:
        The allocations to the  major internationals with a  message by reserving a  “Super Sunday” option that  due to cheaper local  “It is good news that prices
      participating nations will be  capacity of just 30,000.  smaller share of the tickets  means supporters who buy  charges for meals and  are down in many
      sold via their national   Guimarães is also      than has become          tickets for their team’s  drinks, a sharp rise in the  destinations this year, but it
      associations, with the   staging the third-place  customary for what is often  semi-final and whichever  value of sterling against  is still very important to be
      remaining 38,000 tickets  play-off on June 9, with  euphemistically referred to  game they play on the final  the Brazilian Real explains  aware of the huge variation
      reserved for broadcasters,  Porto’s 50,000-capacity  as ‘the football family’.  day, will get that second  why the cost of essentials  in costs we found across
      the hospitality programme,  Estádio do Drágão hosting  The FA will contact  game for the price of the  in Rio de Janeiro is down  the 42 countries surveyed.
      the local organising     the Portugal-Switzerland  members of its official  third-place match, a  20 percent.               “For example, barometer
      committee, sponsors and  semi-final on June 5 and  travel club about how they  potential saving of nearly  Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach  costs in the six cheapest
      UEFA, European football’s  the final, which is also on  can buy tickets, while the  30 euros if your team  topped the 2019 costs  resorts and cities are less
      governing body.          June 9.                 42,000 tickets set aside for  reaches the final.  barometer, with the basket  than half those in the 15
        Confirmation that each  When Portugal announced  the general public will be  And in another     of goods costing just over  priciest destinations.
      participating nation will get  Guimarães as one of its  allocated by a lottery run by  innovation, UEFA is moving  40 euros, including a  “That’s why we advise
      at least 10,000 tickets will  two venues for the  UEFA. Fans can apply for  away from paper tickets.  bottle of beer at a bar (67  holidaymakers to draw up
      come as a relief to the  inaugural finals of the  up to four tickets per game  Successful applicants will  cents), a cup of coffee (82  a destination shortlist and
      Football Association, which  Nations League, questions  via the UEFA website  be sent an email inviting  cents) and a three-course  do their homework by
      had been concerned that  were raised about why   before 1300 GMT on       them to download the    evening meal for two with a  comparing the prices for
      the decision to stage two of  neither of Lisbon’s two  February 12. Successful  official UEFA ticketing  bottle of wine (€30.73).  meals, drinks and other
      the four games in        larger stadiums were    applicants will be       application, after which the  Turkey’s Marmaris was  tourist items before
      Guimarães, including     chosen, particularly    informed by email by     tickets will be sent direct to  in second place (€50.40),  booking. Forearmed is
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      England’s June 6 semi-   Benfica’s 64,000-capacity  February 28.          their smartphones. TPN/PA  followed by Portugal Portugal’s  forewarned.”              TPN/PA
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