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The link between tourism and the Algarve is seen as positive by residents.

Of the more than 4,000 respondents validated by the RESTUR project (Attitudes and Behaviors of Residents: Contributions to the Development of a Sustainable Tourism Strategy in the Algarve), 67 percent (%) earn income from tourism, 57% perform professions linked to sector and 47% have direct family members working in this economic activity.


The coordinator of CinTurs – Center for Research in Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being of the University of Algarve, who was speaking to journalists on the sidelines of the presentation of the study, highlighted that Algarve residents “perceive that tourism has important positive impacts in the region”.


Residents also have “a favourable opinion of their interaction with tourists” and “they like” the fact that the Algarve is a consolidated tourist destination, maintained Patrícia Pinto.


In The Portugal News