Belfast Gets Ready to Tee-off in The Algarve with and Jet2holidays

August 01, 2011 at 09:27

-‘Buy One Get One Free’ offer on golf bag charges extended


Last month,  introduced a special ‘Buy One Get One Free’ offer for keen golfers wishing to take their clubs from Belfast to The Algarve to celebrate the new destination for 2012. Due to popular demand this offer has been extended to bookings made between 1 and 31 August 2011. To take advantage of the offer, which could save passengers £25 for a single flight or £50 for a return journey, flights customers simply enter the promotion code ‘GOLFFAO’ when making their booking.

As golf fever hits its peak in Northern Ireland, following back-to-back US Open wins for Graeme McDowell , 22 year-old Rory McIlroy and Darren Clarke’s victory two weeks ago at the British Open,  it is hoped’s new route will inspire would-be golfers to give it a go. With its sunshine and stunning scenery, Portugal is well known as one of the most popular golf destinations in Europe.  As well as established world famous courses such as Vale do Lobo, Palmares and  Boavista, The Algarve also has a wave of newly opened facilities such as Quinta de Cima - now ranked within the top 25 courses in Europe.’s new route from Belfast to the golfer’s paradise of The Algarve was launched by World Champion amateur golfer Danielle McVeigh from Annalong, County Down.Danielle represented Ireland earlier this month at the European Golf Championships in Austria and her team came eighth, which is the best an Irish ladies team has achieved.  Danielle has just returned from Holland at the European Individual Tournament and came in the top 20, out of 120 players, so it looks like she could be following in the footsteps of G Mac, McIlroy and Clarke.

Priced from just £39.99 one way including taxes, flights from Belfast International to The Algarve will depart every Saturday morning from May 2012 and, with’s friendly flight times, keen golfers can be enjoying one of The Algarve’s 30 courses by the early afternoon.

As well as great flight times, holidaymakers can also benefit from package holidays from sister company Jet2holidays which combine flights, resort transfers,  a 22kg baggage allowance, handpicked two to five star hotels and ATOL protection.  Four-star breaks staying in Vilamoura close to numerous golf courses, are available from just £399 per person for seven nights bed and breakfast, including resort transfers and a 22kg baggage allowance. Savvy holidaymakers booking before the end of August can save an additional £75 off their well earned break.

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