Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


New tourism markets for new times - Preparing the Algarve for a circular economy in the 2020's.

- The global market for medical tourism is forecast to reach USD 46.6 billion by 2021

- The global population for those aged 60+ will reach 2.1 billion in 2050 (WHO)

- 8 major trends in the global wellness industry are worth US$4.2 trillion – Global Wellness Institute


The natural assets of the Algarve are the perfect environment for a 2020’s circular economy.  By defining a sustainable development strategy and catalysing investment driven by market demand, we are going to explore the opportunities that exist for these ‘new’ markets.


- National and international experts will provide insight into the demand side - market trends, potential source markets and consumer behaviour.

- Leading Algarve tourism & travel players, tourist lodging operators and hotel & resort developers will evaluate and consider the supply side opportunity.


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