• Blog,  Coronavirus,  SeaBookings

    Traveling during Covid

    Not even half as bad as it sounds!Traveling during Covid – 100 doubts, but 1000 good reasons to! Stella, the new member of our customer care team at SeaBookings, is currently traveling while working remotely. She’s inspired by her trip to Georgia and decided to share a bit of her experience in traveling during Covid. I think I am speaking for us all when I say: We’re so damn ready to travel again! Speaking for you most certainly, since you’re studying this blog post hoping for me to give you the one convincing reason to book this flight to this place you’ve always been wanting to go to – these…

  • Planning the Perfect Seaside Getaway for After Coronavirus
    Blog,  Coronavirus,  Portugal,  SeaBookings

    Planning the Perfect Seaside Getaway for After Coronavirus

    As the COVID-19 pandemic takes its course around the globe, we find ourselves staying at home as part of a lockdown designed to keep the disease at bay. While we are glad that we can limit the spread, we are also limited on fun things to do. But like all uncertain times, this too shall pass. When it does, it will be time to celebrate. Why not let loose with a fun seaside getaway? While most of us are stuck at home, we are presented with the perfect chance to plan our next big vacation. Don’t let the opportunity go to waste. Use this time to choose the ideal destination,…

  • Visit Algarve kayak tour in Lagos
    Algarve,  Coronavirus,  Portugal,  SeaBookings

    Please visit the Algarve. Now! For you and us.

    My name’s Bo, I’m one of the cofounders of SeaBookings, and I need to share something with you: visit the Algarve. Now. I’d like to share why, for good and bad reasons. Let’s start with the bad. I went to Lagos for a few days last weekend and I had the best time ever. I usually stay at my parents’ in the countryside, so at first, I did not notice much changed now during the “new normal”. But when I drove into the city of Lagos and found the main avenue empty with no cars parked along it, I felt my heart squeeze. I literally had tears in my eyes.…

  • Algarve is the best holiday destination
    Algarve,  Blog,  Portugal

    Travel experts agree: the Algarve is the best holiday destination this summer

    A panel of travel experts at Clickstay.com has voted the Algarve as the best destination for British tourists this summer. 52% of the in-house travel pros voted in favour of the Algarve, the South of Portugal, citing successful control of Coronavirus as one of the key factors. “Local government has done fantastic work in limiting the spread of the virus and put in sensible measures to ensure people can enjoy their holiday safely”, said Tom Hughes, founder and MD at Clickstay. “Their use of technology, such as the Info Praia app where tourists can real-time information about the level of occupancy of the beach, is a great example of how the government is being…

  • Safe Holidays in Portugal
    Blog,  Portugal

    Portugal commits to ‘Safe Travels’ protocols by WTTC

    ‘Safe Travels’ is a special safety and hygiene mark to provide consistency and reassurance for consumers to speed the Travel & Tourism recovery. Portugal is among the first destinations to adopt private sector protocols and stamp.  The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp. The specially designed stamp will allow travellers to recognise governments and businesses around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols – so consumers can experience ‘Safe Travels’. The landmark move by WTTC, which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, has also received the backing of the influential United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Eligible businesses…

  • Clean Safe SeaBookings
    Blog,  Coronavirus

    Portugal as a trusty holiday destination – the “Clean & Safe” Stamp

    Turismo de Portugal Certifies Establishments with “Clean & Safe” Stamp If you’re hoping to still enjoy some holidays this summer, we’ve got good news. Everything is being done to position Portugal as a trusty holiday destination. At a time when the recovery of the sector is being prepared, tourism enterprises, tourist entertainment companies and travel agencies have the option to request certification as a “Clean & Safe” establishment. Turismo de Portugal, the Portuguese Travel Bureau, has created a stamp of approval to distinguish tourist activities which are compliant with hygiene and cleaning requirements for the prevention and control of COVID-19 and other possible infections, thus reinforcing the tourist’s confidence in…

  • When will beaches in Spain reopen?
    Spain

    When will beaches in Spain reopen?

    Will we be able to enjoy the lovely Spanish beaches this summer? Now that we know that the two-week coronavirus quarantine for overseas arrivals in Spain will be lifted from July 1st, we want to know when will beaches in Spain reopen. According to El País, Spain is to recommend reopening beaches at reduced capacity, just like its neighboring country, Portugal, where beaches are already open. Spanish beaches should be reopened in summer with measures in place to reduce the risk of coronavirus contagion. These measures include: Limits on capacity Distance between sun loungers Delineating the space allowed for each beachgoer. Beaches are allowed to reopen under Phase 2 of…

  • COVID-19 measures for the beaches in Portugal
    Algarve,  Coronavirus,  Portugal

    COVID-19 measures for the beaches in Portugal

    Portugal is ready to start receiving tourists again. A major attraction in Portugal is certainly its stunning beaches. For a safe travel experience, we’d like to share the COVID-19 measures for the beaches in Portugal. Summer is coming. It will be a special summer, as we’re all super excited to enjoy the beach after lockdown. Given the ongoing risk associated with the coronavirus, it is necessary to reinvent the way in which beaches are enjoyed, stressing the need to maintain physical distance and basic sanitary measures. However, we must not forget that it is very important to keep a day at the beach a comfortable experience.  The start of the…

  • Holidays in Spain after lockdown
    Spain

    Holidays in Spain after lockdown? ¡Sí!

    We’ve long been waiting for this news! Spain will lift its two-week coronavirus quarantine for overseas arrivals from July 1. Regarding tourism and opening its borders, Spain has been one of the most cautious countries in Europe. Yes, we can continue planning our holidays in Spain after lockdown. There’s light at the end of the tunnel as Foreign Minister Arancha González says via Twitter that “the hardest part is behind us,” and that “health conditions will be guaranteed” for visitors. It seems like we can enjoy summer in Spain this year as the Spanish government is planning on lifting the two-week coronavirus quarantine requirement for overseas arrivals on July 1. …

  • Tips to safely travel after the Coronavirus lockdown
    Blog

    Tips to safely travel after the Coronavirus lockdown

    It’s important to take precautions and measurements in times of the coronavirus, also when the lockdown comes to an end. According to the World Health Organization, there are some tips to take into consideration, both during and after lockdown. In this article, we’ll focus on the tips that apply to travel after the Coronavirus lockdown. Here are some tips to take into account when traveling after the Coronavirus lockdown: 1. Destination  The first thing to consider is your destination. It’s recommended to only consider countries where the coronavirus contaminations are controlled. It’s also important to inform yourself about the quarantine requirements, both upon arriving at your destination and also when…