This Monday, whilst launching a Portugal Tourism campaign asking the Portuguese to choose to have their holidays within the country, prime-minister António Costa spoke of his own experience with visiting the Algarve this weekend for a short break: “I saw the Algarve as I didn't see it since the 1960s. It's a rare opportunity. As prime minister I do not wish to, but let me for a moment be selfish: it was wonderful to see the Algarve without the usual floods of tourists and queues! Even when I got a traffic jam on the way back ... until that moment I was satisfied, there as prime minister. It really is an opportunity”.