Portugal

  • Portugal to unlock its borders for tourists from select number of countries

    Published on : Tuesday, June 2, 2020

    Portugal will soon unlock its borders for tourists from a selected number of countries, especially the EU Member States and Portuguese-speaking countries. Although the Portuguese government hasn’t issued an official announcement about this decision yet, the Minister of Foreign Affairs …

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  • Portugal plans to reopen its tourism from June

    Published on : Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    Portugal is going to launch strict new rules for the tourists, as the country is planning to reopen its all major beaches in June. The hotel and tourism industry is hoping that the Brits can come here for summer holiday. …

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  • Portugal to reopen beaches next month

    Published on : Saturday, May 16, 2020

    On Friday, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa announced that beaches across Portugal are set to reopen starting June 6.

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  • Portugal hopeful for a quick tourism revival

    Published on : Thursday, May 14, 2020

    With around 30 million tourists visiting Portugal every year, tourism in the country holds supreme significance with regard to job creation and economic growth. In spite of corona virus fears, tourism authorities are planning to reopen hotels and beaches by …

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  • Portugal sees huge loss in travel and tourism sector

    Published on : Monday, March 30, 2020

    Portugal also witnesses a rapid decline in travel and tourism economy. Francisco Calheiros, head of Portugal’s Tourism Confederation said that the people are being told to stay at home, which means the sector has ground to a halt. At stake …

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  • #CantSkipHope campaign launched by Turismo De Portugal

    Published on : Thursday, March 26, 2020

    A  message of hope for all has been sent by the Portuguese Tourism Board which has changed the communication of the tourism destination from #CantSkipPortugal into #CantSkipHope considering the moment of uncertainty in which we all are living.     …

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  • Portugal and Spain agree to stop tourism across their 1,200-kilometer shared border

    Published on : Tuesday, March 17, 2020

    Portugal and Spain have agreed to stop tourism across their 1,200-kilometer shared border beginning from Monday, but they will still allow workers to commute as well as the exchange of goods across the land border, said Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio …

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  • Portugal’s tourism sector under crisis due to coronavirus

    Published on : Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    The tourism sector has been badly affected by the deadly COVID-19 virus ever since it started spreading to different corners of the world. Portugal is one such country that is largely dependent on the tourism industry for its annual economy. …

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  • 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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