Travel industry embraces Algarve’s ‘free golf bag’ campaign

09 November 2020

The launch of the Algarve’s innovative “Golf Clubs Are on Us” campaign has seen golf tour operators from across Europe queuing-up to partner with the sunshine destination.

The same travel businesses that voted the Algarve the World’s Best Golf Destination last year have been rushing to get on board with the offer of free golf club carriage for their customers between November and April next year, with tour operators in the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Austria and The Netherlands already signing agreements.

The first lucky golfers will fly out this Sunday, November 1, having saved up to €100 each on their flight to Faro, thanks to the Algarve picking up the bill for their golf club carriage.

The free golf bag offer is applied to bookings made with a licensed golf tour operator for a minimum five-night stay between November and the end of April 2021, with bookings having to be confirmed by December 31, 2020.

And the Algarve is appealing to any potential tour operator partners not yet signed up, to hurry up as the “gate is closing” to secure agreements, with a spokesperson for Algarve Tourism commenting: “We have experienced huge support from the trade and have had so many positive conversations on the back of the launch last week.

“If you are a licensed golf tour operator wanting to kick-start your winter and spring business, please get in touch.”

Visitors will feel safe in the knowledge that the Algarve has extensive precautions implemented, with hotels and courses having Clean & Safe certification, which has been introduced by Portugal Tourism in recent times.

Interested golf tour operators can email with subject line “golf clubs are on us”.


Press release written and distributed on behalf of ATA by the Azalea Group. For information or images of golf on the Algarve, please contact Steve Wilson on 01730 711920 or email

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Algarve, the world’s number one golf destination

It’s hard to imagine the Algarve without thinking of golf, yet golf wasn’t born on this sunshine coastal area until 1966, when Henry Cotton first laid out the Championship course at Penina.

Fast-forward half a century and our alluring region has not only become one of Europe’s premier holiday spots, but also an award-winning golf destination. 
With a staggering 43 nine or 18-hole layouts that can be played all-year-round, it’s no wonder the Algarve draws hundreds of thousands of golfers to its fairways each year.

The Algarve is the southernmost region of mainland Portugal, and more than half of its courses decorate the 150-mile coastline, which also boasts spectacular beaches, picturesque rocky coves, quaint fishing villages and a rich cultural heritage.

The Algarve is the perfect destination golfers of all ages and abilities, with something to suit every taste and budget.

The Algarve Tourism Bureau (Associação Turismo do Algarve - ATA) is the only Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) appointed by the Portuguese National Tourism Board, responsible for defining strategies and to promote the Algarve region and its touristic products abroad. ATA is a non-profitable association, a joint venture between the public and private.


Maria Manuel Delgado e Silva - Golf Product Manager
Algarve Tourism Bureau
Tel: +351 289 800 403
Fax: +351 289 800 466