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Growth in consumer confidence

Growth in consumer confidence

Portugal’s National Statistics Institute (INE), has just reported that consumer confidence is at a 17-year high. Read more...

New Terminal for Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport

New Terminal for Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport

Lisbon Airport, close to Lisbon city centre was formally known as Lisbon Portela airport. Read more...

The Algarve – the No1 destination for retirees looking to relocate

The Algarve – the No1 destination for retirees looking to relocate

Portugal, and the Algarve in particular, is now ranked by “The Live and Invest Overseas Index” Read more...

Lisbon - 2017 Ibero-American Capital of Culture

Lisbon - 2017 Ibero-American Capital of Culture

As the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States takes place tomorrow it is interesting Read more...

Ten Exciting Reasons to Travel to Lisbon in 2016

Ten Exciting Reasons to Travel to Lisbon in 2016

The wonderful adventure of Lisbon is waiting for you... Read more...

Sudden Surge in Travels to Spain and Portugal Could Mean Travellers Need to Book Early

Sudden Surge in Travels to Spain and Portugal Could Mean Travellers Need to Book Early

Recently released figures show that Portugal travel has risen 32% while Spain travel has seen an increase of 27%... Read more...

BA Resumes Flights Between Heathrow And Faro

BA Resumes Flights Between Heathrow And Faro

In what is seen as a major boost to tourism in the Algarve region, the UK’s biggest airline, BA, has launched a new service between Faro airport in the Algarve and Heathrow in London... Read more...

2013: A Year of Shattered Records for Tourism in Algarve

2013: A Year of Shattered Records for Tourism in Algarve

2013 truly was a monumental one for tourism in Algarve, Portugal. The year broke records for the industry... Read more...

High Speed Train between Coruña and Algarve to Possibly Come in Existence in 2017

High Speed Train between Coruña and Algarve to Possibly Come in Existence in 2017

The entire trip from Oporto to Coruña in Galicia will require approximately 160 minutes... Read more...

Children Over 18 and the Golden Visa in Portugal

Children Over 18 and the Golden Visa in Portugal

Thanks to the launch of Portugal's Golden Visa programme, international investors from non-EU nations can acquire a residency permit in Portugal as can their families... Read more...

Brand New Golf Resort in Penina

Brand New Golf Resort in Penina

La Meridien Penina, a Golf Resort near Portimao will be seeing new management soon. This happened in October 2013... Read more...

Good News on the Tourism Front in Portugal

Good News on the Tourism Front in Portugal

Statistics Portugal (INE) has released its latest facts and figures on the tourism industry... Read more...

Continued Growth in Tourism in the Algarve Will Ensure a Boost to the Diving

Continued Growth in Tourism in the Algarve Will Ensure a Boost to the Diving

Recently the Algarve received a glowing review regarding the activities available, and the standard of the tourist resorts... Read more...

Tourism in Portugal and Beyond

Tourism in Portugal and Beyond

Tourism is one of the most important industries in many parts of the world. It's indicative of a change from a economy based on manufacturing to one based on service and entertainment... Read more...

How Lisbon Airport will benefit from the New One Stop Passport Shop

How Lisbon Airport will benefit from the New One Stop Passport Shop

Lisbon Airport is a hive of activity every day, but there is a buzz of excitement at the moment, due to the new one stop passport shop... Read more...

Outstanding Portuguese Performance in TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards 2013

Outstanding Portuguese Performance in TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Awards 2013

Portuguese tourism facilities and resorts performed outstandingly in the Trip Advisor Travelers Choice Awards for 2013... Read more...

Garrett McNamara Rides the “Highest Ever” Wave Off the Nazaré Coast!

Garrett McNamara Rides the “Highest Ever” Wave Off the Nazaré Coast!

Garret McNamara, a renowned American big surfer, may just have broken his own Guinness Book of World... Read more...

Romance for a Good Price in Lisbon

Romance for a Good Price in Lisbon

Lisbon is internationally recognized as one of the most romantic cities in the world... Read more...

Quinta do Vale Golf Resorts Attempting to Save Its Projects

Quinta do Vale Golf Resorts Attempting to Save Its Projects

Plan in motion to save its projects and to continue the development of golf tourism in the Algarve region... Read more...

French Concessionaire to Manage Aeroportos de Portugal

French Concessionaire to Manage Aeroportos de Portugal

Portugal’s government chose the French company Vinci as the concessionaire of ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, the national airport management company... Read more...

Portugal Named One of the Most Eco-Friendly Countries in the World

Portugal Named One of the Most Eco-Friendly Countries in the World

The UN Climate Change Conference in Doha is connected to the presentation of the annual Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI)... Read more...

Bolo Rei Portuguese Kings Cake – A Treat for Your Christmas Table

Bolo Rei Portuguese Kings Cake – A Treat for Your Christmas Table

Comforting and homey but at the same time exotic enough to make this year’s holiday meal just a little more special, the Bolo Rei Portuguese Kings Cake... Read more...

Portugal Named the World’s Best Tourism Destination for 2013 by Globe Spots

Portugal Named the World’s Best Tourism Destination for 2013 by Globe Spots

Portugal tops the ranking of the 10 best tourism destinations in the world, according to the information presented by Globe Spots international travel website... Read more...

The EasyJet Boost! New Routes, Aircraft and Staff to Portugal

The EasyJet Boost! New Routes, Aircraft and Staff to Portugal

Portugal is on the rise! Now that may seem like an odd thing to say given all the economic doom and gloom that seems to be surrounding Europe at the moment... Read more...

Positive Financial Signs For Portugal

Positive Financial Signs For Portugal

Good Financial Signs for Portugal as the Trade Balance is Positive for the First Time... Read more...

Central Algarve - Portugal

Central Algarve - Portugal

The Algarve truly has something for everyone and this is why the Algarve is so popular and always will be... Read more...

Lisbon & the Coast

Lisbon & the Coast

Lisbon is also one of the oldest cities in the world predating other European cities such as London , Paris and Rome by hundreds of years... Read more...

Eastern Algarve - Portugal

Eastern Algarve - Portugal

The eastern Algarve is very much a more under developed area and boasts some fantastic unspoilt long sandy stretches of beach with beautiful small islands that can be reached by boat or small ferries to picturesque tranquil beauty... Read more...

Western Algarve - Portugal

Western Algarve - Portugal

Stretching from the historic old Moorish capital of Silves, through to the “end of the world” at Cape St Vincent, the Western Algarve is where tradition, culture, luxury and adventure all combine into one... Read more...

WTA Recognizes Europe’s Best Tourism Destinations and Companies

WTA Recognizes Europe’s Best Tourism Destinations and Companies

World Travel Awards (WTA), the brand created especially to recognize some of the biggest accomplishments in the niche, held a gala event in Portugal’s Conrad Algarve resort... Read more...

Enjoy the Decadence of Gusto Restaurant at the Five Star Conrad Algarve

Enjoy the Decadence of Gusto Restaurant at the Five Star Conrad Algarve

If you want the very best in comfort then you may very well already be staying at the Conrad Algarve which is a 5 Star luxury Algarve... Read more...

The Best Golfers come to play the Portugal Masters 2012 on the Algarve

The Best Golfers come to play the Portugal Masters 2012 on the Algarve

The end of the Portugal Masters was as gripping as we have come to expect from this great golfing tournament which is fast turning into a classic... Read more...

Algarve Sees Increase in Tourist Figures and Hosts International Tourism Event

Algarve Sees Increase in Tourist Figures and Hosts International Tourism Event

According to the official statistics, the number of tourists from the Netherlands increased 12.5 percent in September 2012, in comparison to figures for the same month of 2011. The number of British visitors went up by 3.2 percent... Read more...

ATA Trucks Their Way to Promote the Algarve in Ireland, Germany and the Rest of Europe

ATA Trucks Their Way to Promote the Algarve in Ireland, Germany and the Rest of Europe

The Algarve Tourist Association (ATA) has been building on its reputation as a sunny place to visit by doing a whistle stop tour of Europe in a specially customised truck... Read more...

Portimao Port Welcomes its Longest Ever Cruise Ship!

Portimao Port Welcomes its Longest Ever Cruise Ship!

Sunday 7th October 2012 was a big day if you are a lover of big boats and happened to be at Portimão Port to witness the longest ever boat to grace the harbor with its presence. Read more...

Live here buy this - Portugal Property

Live here buy this - Portugal Property

See our operations director David Rowat showing Jenny & Chris around the sunny shores of Portugal & Lagos...  Read more...

26 Beaches in the UK Fail Standards

26 Beaches in the UK Fail Standards

A new study about the cleanliness of beaches performed by the UK Environment Agency reveals some shocking information... Read more...

Alentejo Receives Best National Tourism Region Award

Alentejo Receives Best National Tourism Region Award

For the third consecutive year Alentejo received the distinction for the Best National Tourism Region... Read more...

Portugal Establishes New Immigration Regulations

Portugal Establishes New Immigration Regulations

Foreign citizens wishing to enter and reside in Portugal will find new regulations in effect as of 9 October 2012... Read more...

Privatisation Flies Forward with TAP

Privatisation Flies Forward with TAP

Already testing the water with two giant utility companies, Portugal is powering ahead with sell-off of government-owned TAP in an effort to stabilize the country's debt load. Read more...

As Profits Decline Ryanair Amaze Fliers By keeping Their Prices Static

As Profits Decline Ryanair Amaze Fliers By keeping Their Prices Static

Ryanair is a low cost airline that loves to be in the headlines... Read more...

Spain and Portugal Cooperate in New Discoveries

Spain and Portugal Cooperate in New Discoveries

Both Spain and Portugal have rich histories of discovering new lands and a new joint venture between the two counties will highlight these discoveries... Read more...

The New EasyToll System Is a Major Success

The New EasyToll System Is a Major Success

In a press released to the media from the Estradas de Portugal, some very positive information regarding the implementation of the EasyToll system has been delivered... Read more...

Outcry Over the Algarve Toll System Backed by Socialist Leader

Outcry Over the Algarve Toll System Backed by Socialist Leader

Local opposition to the new Algarve toll system has been long, loud and fiery... Read more...

Grand Opening of the New Airport Metro Station

Grand Opening of the New Airport Metro Station

The much anticipated opening of a 2.05 mile section of the Lisbon Metro has finally occurred... Read more...

Roaming through Europe just got Cheaper and Easier

Roaming through Europe just got Cheaper and Easier

Since the summer of 2007, people traveling across the European Union had to pay roaming charges. Read more...

Easy Jet Commit More To Portugal

Easy Jet Commit More To Portugal

One of their commitments that they made to Portugal if they would stay at the Lisbon base is that they would add fifteen new routes over the next five years... Read more...

Algarve airport reopens better than ever

Algarve airport reopens better than ever

Just six months ago, on October 24, the Algarve Airport experienced a roof collapse caused by a storm... Read more...

Easy Jet Finds a New Home in Terminal 2 in Lisbon

Easy Jet Finds a New Home in Terminal 2 in Lisbon

Those living in Portugal who love to travel will be very pleased to learn that Easy Jet has opened its newest base this Thursday in Lisbon... Read more...

Traffic On A22 Motorway Down By Half, Officials Report

Traffic On A22 Motorway Down By Half, Officials Report

The trend is expected to increase in the summer, with a further decline in traffic on the A22 predicted. Read more...

Record Passenger Numbers into Lisbon

Record Passenger Numbers into Lisbon

Passenger number rose by 28 percent from the same time last year... Read more...

Alternative Tourism in Portugal

Alternative Tourism in Portugal

The British are beginning to respond to the call for alternative tourism markets, such as nature and gastronomy, says the country's Secretary of State For Tourism... Read more...

Portugal’s Airport Traffic Rises 7.8 Percent

Portugal’s Airport Traffic Rises 7.8 Percent

The numbers have increased 7.8 percent since the beginning of 2011, according to airport management firm ANA... Read more...

EasyJet Confirms Lisbon Airport Base For 2012

EasyJet Confirms Lisbon Airport Base For 2012

The budget airline EasyJet has signaled its intention to establish a base at Portela Airport in Lisbon in 2012 by signing a memorandum of understanding with the Portuguese government. Read more...

Portuguese Hotels Think that the Industry’s 2011 Troubles are Over

Portuguese Hotels Think that the Industry’s 2011 Troubles are Over

The prices of hotels crept up again over the summer, as opposed to the previous summer. Read more...

Record Year For Tourism In Portugal

Record Year For Tourism In Portugal

The first six months of 2011 have been the most profitable ever for the Portuguese tourism industry. Read more...

Travel in Lisbon and Oporto among cheapest in Europe

Travel in Lisbon and Oporto among cheapest in Europe

Travel passes in Oporto and Lisbon remain among the least costly to be found on the continent. For example, the Lisbon public transportation authority, Carris, charges €33.85 for an intermodal... Read more...

Airports busier in Portugal

Airports busier in Portugal

The number of passengers at Portuguese airports in June 2011 has grown by 8.8% over June the previous year. Read more...

New Faro-Belfast Route With Jet 2

New Faro-Belfast Route With Jet 2

Recently Jet2.com announced they will begin flying a weekly route between Northern Ireland and Southern Portugal. Read more...

TAP introduces new summer flight destinations

TAP introduces new summer flight destinations

TAP has announced new summer destinations including.......... Read more...

Cruise ships bring in thousands of passengers into Portimao and the Algarve

Cruise ships bring in thousands of passengers into Portimao and the Algarve

With six cruise ships docking in Portimao during the last half of May, it is expected that in excess of 4,000 passengers and 1,800 crew members have disembarked during the period from 18 to 26 May alone. Read more...

March Tourist Figures - Huge Increase

March Tourist Figures - Huge Increase

On a month to month basis 2.6 million more people made Portugal their destination in March Read more...

New Faro-Manchester Ryanair route another reason to buy property in Portugal

New Faro-Manchester Ryanair route another reason to buy property in Portugal

Great news with the launch of the new routes from budget airline Ryanair to Portugal. Read more...

Flying to Portugal

Flying to Portugal

We all know how little time it takes to reach this sunny destination - just two and a half hours in a plane and you’ve arrived. Read more...

Portuguese Geography

Portuguese Geography

Positioned on the western seaboard of the Iberian Peninsula of Europe, Portugal sustains a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers in the south. Read more...

Driving in Portugal

Driving in Portugal

You can import your own car to Portugal, but it must be re-registered within 3 months of your arrival if you intend to use it for permanent residence... Read more...

Tourist Attractions of the Algarve

Tourist Attractions of the Algarve

The Algarve in the south of Portugal has been a popular tourist destination for years and for a reason..... Read more...

Algarve Seaside Holidays

Algarve Seaside Holidays

Everyone has dreamed of a European vacation and Algarve Portugal is the perfect place for a seaside holiday. No matter what time of year it is the warm inviting weather is always ready for you. Read more...

Portugal’s wonderful boat trips

Portugal’s wonderful boat trips

Want to have a thrilling experience? Want to crash through the waves in hot pursuit of dolphins? Want to drink champagne on a luxury yacht? Read more...

Driving in Portugal

Driving in Portugal

Much like the rest of Europe, if you wish to drive in Portugal then get used to driving on the right. Apart from that, is there anything else you need to be aware of? Read more...