Portugal

  • Lisbon opens its new hotel for golfers

    Published on : Monday, December 16, 2019

    The golfers heading to Lisbon in 2020 can look forward to an impressive new ‘stay and play’ resort venue following the opening of the Aroeira Lisbon Hotel at the beginning of December.   The Aroeira estate – 25 km south …

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  • Number of British visitors on the rise in Portugal after last year decline

    Published on : Wednesday, October 16, 2019

    Portugal’s booming tourism sector dismissed fears of a slowdown this year, as per data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), with the number of British visitors on the rise after a slight drop last year.   The number of …

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  • Portugal grabs “Accessible Tourist Destination” award

    Published on : Thursday, September 19, 2019

    Portugal has become the first country in the world to be granted the title, identifying its efforts to endorse tourism accessibility. Making Portugal an accessible country for all has been the main concern taken on by the government of the country. …

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  • Portugal re-affirms its name as the world’s leading tourist destination

    Published on : Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Portugal has re-affirmed its name as the world’s leading tourist destination, as per the World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness 2019 Report. Portugal also grabbed the first place internationally in the tourism infrastructure component.   Currently ranked as the …

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  • Luxury and hotel sector in Portugal rises due to tourism boom

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Recently the Portugal’s tourism neared the 10-year mark and the luxury and hotel sector is seeing a rise.     Ryan Opaz, CEO of Porto-based destination management company Catavino said that there was definitely  a bit of a scramble to …

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  • New cruise terminal in Lisbon expects to bring at least 600,000 cruise tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, August 7, 2019

    The travel operators in Portugal’s busy city of Lisbon are currently experiencing golden times in travel and tourism sector. The cruise tourism revenues are spiraling amid a boom that’s bringing Europe’s young folks to the Portuguese capital, which is considered …

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  • Number of foreign tourists to Portugal declining

    Published on : Saturday, August 3, 2019

    The number of foreign tourists who travelled to Portugal rose only 7.5 percent to 22.8 million in 2018, a sharp fall from a nearly 17 percent jump the previous year due to a decline in visitors from Britain, its largest …

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  • Portugal re-elected for the second term to the Executive Board of the UNWTO

    Published on : Monday, June 3, 2019

      During the 64th meeting of the WTO Commission for Europe held in Zagreb, Croatia  it was announced that Portugal was re-elected for a second term on the Executive Board of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). It had 29 votes …

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  • Portugal is now surpassing Spain as the fastest-growing tourism market of Europe

    Published on : Saturday, April 20, 2019

    Portugal is now surpassing Spain as the fastest-growing tourism market of Europe. However, Portugal is struggling to meet the industry’s steep demands.   On Thursday, a bus crash in the Madeiran town of Canico killed at least 29 people, all …

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  • Portugal launches campaign for British visitors over Brexit concerns

    Published on : Friday, April 19, 2019

    Over concerns that Brexit might affect Portugal’s booming tourism industry, a government agency has launched a campaign saying “Brelcome” to thousands of British visitors who are opting for the country as a holiday destination.   “Portugal will never leave you” …

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  • 29 killed in tourist bus crash in Portugal

    Published on : Thursday, April 18, 2019

    Twenty-nine German tourists were killed when their bus spun, tumbled and crashed into a house on the Portuguese island of Madeira. The bus had been carrying around 50 passengers.       Drone footage of the aftermath of the accident …

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  • One in 5 euros in Portugal comes from tourism which added 38.4b. euros to the economy

    Published on : Thursday, April 4, 2019

    The Portugal Travel & Tourism sector contributed 1 euro in five euros of all jobs in the Portugal economy in 2018. It highlights the importance of tourism sector in overall economy. WTTC predicts that in 2019, the Portuguese Travel & …

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  • Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countries

    Published on : Friday, March 15, 2019

    Thanks to legal improvements for trans- and intersex persons as well as anti-hate crime initiatives, Portugal for the first time managed to jump from 27th place to the top of the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index, and now shares the 1st …

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  • Portugal welcomed 12.8 million tourists in 2018

    Published on : Friday, February 15, 2019

    The number of international tourists visiting Portugal edged up to break another record last year, but the 0.4 percent increase was a far cry from the previous year’s 12 percent surge, signalling that the tourism boom is slowing.     …

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  • Portugal tourism halted by Brexit

    Published on : Tuesday, January 15, 2019

    The long-running tourism boom in Portugal is set to move decisively into reverse in 2019 due to capacity constraints at Lisbon airport and a drop in British visitors because of a Brexit-hit pound, Portugal’s biggest hotel group told Reuters.   …

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  • Portugal sees international tourists’ arrival decline but hotel revenue still high

    Published on : Saturday, December 15, 2018

     The number of international tourists visiting Portugal edged lower in the first 10 months of 2018. This is the first cumulative decline after years of record figures.     The National Statistics Institute, which monitors hotel stays, said  that the …

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  • Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel will spring into existense in Portugal

    Published on : Friday, November 23, 2018

    The Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel will see the light of the day in June 2019 in Alvor, Portugal. It is a state-of-the-art wellness centre that integrates modern integrative and regenerative medicine with the most advanced wellness and preventative diagnostics, …

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  • Storm Leslie lashes Portugal with 110 mph winds

    Published on : Monday, October 15, 2018

    Hundreds of thousands of homes have been left without power  as Portugal has been battered by one of the strongest ever storms. It has been dubbed as a ‘Zombie’ storm because it meandered through the Atlantic Ocean for several weeks. …

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  • Portugal aims to attract Indian MICE market

    Published on : Thursday, September 20, 2018

    Portugal’s  strong initiative was launched by Turismo de Portugal (TdP), the national tourist board of Portugal, to educate the Indian travel trade about its leisure and MICE offerings with a series of road shows in New Delhi and Mumbai to …

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  • Portugal welcomes 9.6 million international visitors

    Published on : Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    The tourism revenues of Portugal grew 13.9 percent in the first half of 2018 compared with the same period last year, reaching 6.9 billion euros. The country welcomes 9.6 million international visitors in first half of 2018.     In …

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