Entidade Regional de Turismo do Algarve (Algarve Tourism Board)
The Entidade Regional de Turismo do Algarve (ERT Algarve – Algarve Regional Tourism Board) is a legal person governed by public law, covering an area corresponding to the 16 municipalities of the Algarve and enjoying complete administrative and financial autonomy, as well as ownership of its own assets.
Its mission is to promote the development of tourism in the Algarve, through the improvement and qualification of the territory and the promotion of the region as a tourist destination, in cooperation with the public and private sectors, for the benefit of the economy and quality of life in the region and the country as a whole.
Associação Turismo do Algarve (Algarve Promotion Bureau)
The Algarve Promotion Bureau (Associação Turismo do Algarve) is a legal entity under private law, operates as a non-profit-making association with the following aims:
- To promote and divulge the Algarve as a tourist destination and highlight regional products by carrying out studies, and planning and developing specific events on external markets;
- To liaise with public and private entities with a view to defining policies, objectives and strategies to promote tourism in the Algarve overseas.