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2015/03/31

April 2015 "Follow Me": Lisbon monthly tourist Guide for visitors

Before you visit Lisbon, check "Follow me Lisboa" and discover what´s happening in the Lisboa region during the next month of August.

Follow Me Lisboa is a monthly tourist Guide for visitors.

A bilingual publication in Spanish and English, it is a pocket-sized publication containing the main cultural and other events to interest to the tourist and a complete itinerary to museums, monuments, parks, gardens, hotels and restaurants.






Find more about Lisboa region at:

- Lisboa Region
http://www.visitlisboa.com/
- Brochure
 "A personal Experience"
- Brochure "City Breaks"

April 2015: Algarve Events Guide

Going to the Algarve during the month of April? So discover here what’s happening in the Algarve region.

The Algarve is known for its beaches, natural landscapes, bars and golf courses. And for its restaurants, hotels, monuments, and of course, for entertainment.
The offer of entertainment destination is diversified and includes events of public and private partners that invite you to enjoy emotions and traditions, sounds and regional flavors, that the Algarve Tourism organizes in this guide leaflet.


Find more information about the Algarve at:
- Algarve Region
http://www.visitalgarve.pt/
- Brochure "
Algarve, Europe's most famous secret"
- Algarve Map 

Faro closer to Madrid with Air Nostrum

Starting in June Faro and Madrid will be linked through direct flights with the airliner Air Nostrum, bringing the Spanish capital closer to Faro during the 2015 summer period. 
This new route is particularly important to Faro and the Algarve region. 

Three weekly flights between June 1st and September 30th, with an immediate effect on connectivity as Madrid is one of the biggest European airports in terms of air links.


Air Nostrum, part of Group Iberia, had operated this route in the past, between 2004 and 2006 and is now supported by the Algarve Tourist Region, will operate a Bombardier CRJ, a 90 seat aircraft, which means 8500 places and 102 movements.

Schedule:

June, July, September


Origin-Destination | Departure time        
 Flight days

Madrid-Faro                     ​11:35

Monday, Friday and Sunday
Faro-Madrid                     ​12:45
Monday, Friday and Sunday


Sub- Season August (22 July to 1 September)


Origin-Destination | Departure time
Flight days
Madrid-Faro                    ​11:35
​Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Faro-Madrid      ​              12:45
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

For more information and to make a reservation please contact: http://www.airnostrum.es/

Source: Ana Aeroportos 

2015/03/18

Instagram @visitportugal "Eyes of Portugal" competition: Win a stay in Portugal!


Win a stay in Portugal. All you need is an Instagram account and a unique view of one of the seven beautiful Portuguese regions! Enter this competition between 25 February and 14 April.

This is Centro de Portugal week, so you have until the 23h59 of the 24th of march to upload a photo to your instagram account, taken in the Centro de Portugal, with the hashtags #EyesOfPortugal and #Centro. In a week, we'll move to another region!

Rules: http://bit.ly/eyesofPT

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2015/03/11

New routes for Faro Airport for Summer 2015


For this summer Faro Airport announces the following new routes, new operations and route increases:

New routes:
Barcelona: Vueling (June to September) with two weekly frequencies  
Madrid: Air Nostrum (June to September) with 3 weekly frequencies
Aberdeen: Thomson (May until October) with 1 weekly frequency 
Cardiff: Flybe (June to October) with 3 weekly frequencies​

New operations:
Düsseldorf: Germanwings (April to October) with 1 weekly frequency
Zürich: air berlin (April to October) with 2 weekly frequencies
Stockholm, Arlanda: SAS (April to October)  with 1 weekly frequency

Increases on current routes:
Brussels: Brussels Airlines (1 additional weekly frequency)
Paris, Orly: Transavia France (3 additional weekly frequencies)
Luxemburg: Luxair (1 additional weekly frequency during Jun/Jul/Aug)
Rotterdam: Transavia (1 additional weekly frequency)
Basel: easyJet​ (1 additional weekly frequency during Jul/Aug)
Zürich: Edelweiss (2 additional weekly frequencies)
Leeds: Monarch (2 additional weekly frequencies)
London, Gatwick: Monarch (1 additional weekly frequency)
London Gatwick: British Airways (1 additional weekly frequency)
London, Gatwick: easyJet (2 additional weekly frequencies)
Nottingham, East Midlands: Jet2.com (1 additional weekly frequency)​

This information is subject to changes without notice. We recommend for further information to check with the airlines. 

Source: ANA Aeroportos de Portugal

2015/03/10

Holy Week in Portugal

With pleasant temperatures and plenty of sunshine to make you think of summer, Easter is ideal for a springtime mini-break, giving you an excellent opportunity to discover Portugal. 

Évora by Turismo do Alentejo
You can explore in the great outdoors, visit monuments, sample the cuisine, do some shopping, go to events or simply roam wherever the fancy takes you, appreciating a variety of landscapes you would never have suspected could exist in such a small country.  

As you travel around Portugal you will discover cities, towns and villages that offer so much for you to see and do. From historical heritage such as castles, museums and churches, veritable treasures from bygone days, to the flavours of the hugely varied cuisine that changes from region to region. And we must not forget to mention the wines of outstanding quality that taste even better when you drink them in the places where they were produced.

Alentejo by Turismo do Alentejo
At this time of year, when nature is awakening from its winter slumber, cloaking the landscape with colours and scents, it is well worth paying a visit to the parks and nature reserves, where the scenery is breathtakingly beautiful. Or take a stroll along the beach in temperatures that, at times, are already warm enough to tempt you to sunbathe and swim.

For those who prefer the big cities, Lisbon and Porto should not be missed. Both have received international acclaim and awards for their charm. They can be visited in all sorts of ways: on foot, by tram, bus, boat or "tuktuk". There are old neighbourhoods, monuments and museums to be discovered but also high quality modern architecture and the always surprising urban art that brings colour to spaces that at times are almost forgotten.

Lisboa by ATL
As far as shopping is concerned, there is something to suit everyone's taste, from high-end boutiques and shopping centres where you will be able to find all the latest fashions and international collections, to the street markets where genuine handicrafts are sold and the small establishments specialising in gourmet products.

And bearing in mind the time of year, why not take the opportunity to see how the Portuguese traditionally celebrate Easter in places such as Braga, Óbidos, Sardoal and Castelo de Vide? Or discover other religious festivals such as the Mãe Soberana Festivities in Loulé or the Festas da Senhora da Boa Viagem in Constância? There is also a huge variety of shows, concerts and exhibitions if you want to add some culture to your visit.

These are just a few suggestions but, of course, there's much more to choose from depending on your own particular likes and interests. You'd better start organising your trip!

Find more information at https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/holy-week-portugal



Algarve Nature Week 2015: 11 -19 April 2015

The first edition of Algarve Nature Week will start on 11th April 2015, running until 19th April.





Experience the Algarve this spring with a whole host of activities.
Europe’s most beautiful scenery and its most wonderful climate come together in the Algarve – and this spring is the perfect time to enjoy everything the region has to offer.

For those looking for an active outdoor break, Algarve Nature Week brings together the best of nature tourism in the region with a whole host of activities and special events taking place throughout the period.

Special accommodation offers in rural settings, hiking, bird-watching, donkey riding, biking, boat trips, balloon rides and even under water diving can all be experienced during this special week in one of Europe’s most recognized destinations.

Although the region is justly famous for its sun and sea, the Algarve has much more to offer in the way of natural beauty, and several Nature Week activities, both coastal and inland, have been designed to take advantage of this. Check out these unique experiences by visiting www.algarvenatureweek.pt and enjoy a very special week.

Follow this link for a detailed Nature Guide provided by the Tourism Board of the Algarve.

Find more information at:
http://www.algarvenatureweek.pt/pt/
www.facebook.com/algarvenatureweek

2015/03/09

New VisiPortugal Travel Guide APP


Organize your itinerary in Portugal, online or offline, with the new VisitPortugal travel guide APP.

The Visit Portugal official travel guide allows you to organise your itinerary, obtain real time touristic information, access your personal account and your favourite content and search national databases. You may download information to access offline as well.

Available for smartphone and tablet, on iOs and Android operating systems, from App Store 
http://apple.co/1zXE202 and Google Pay http://bit.ly/18NUsBJ

Main reasons to use the Visit Portugal Travel Guide:

- It is free

- It is available in 10 languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin.

- It is available both online or offline, with no roaming expenses
Download information you need for your trip with access where and when you´d like.

- It has Augmented Reality
Use your device to have immediate access to real time touristic information.

- It has geo referenced information
While you are in Portugal, you can see what is closest to you from your geographic location.

- It provides touristic information
Touristic information and holiday suggestions at your disposal, according to your interests: Sun and Ocean, Mini holidays, Art and Culture, Religious Tourism, Nature, Outdoor Activities, Surfing, Golf, Nautical Tourism, Gastronomy and Wines, Health and Well Being, Romance, Family, Golf, Youth.
Free access to a database with 12000 equipments, distributed throughout 7 Portuguese regions: Oporto and North Region, Centre of Portugal, Lisbon Region, Alentejo, Algarve, Azores and Madeira.
Information about accommodation, touristic service companies, golf courts, museums, monuments and places, beaches, protected areas, useful telephone numbers, among many others.

- Provides access to Visitportugal´s personal account
Wherever you´d like, access your Visit Portugal account online and consult your favourite content


More Information at: http://bit.ly/1GqaSxY