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2015/12/23

Algarve Nature Week 2016: 13th to 15th May

nature tourism event with special offers on outdoor activities and accommodation establishments in the Algarve. From 13th to 22nd May 2016, activities for people who enjoy holidays in a wild setting will be at Nature Week.



Walks, bird watching, dolphin and whale watching, boat trips, cycle rides, horse and donkey rides, activities through the air and even under water. All at reasonable prices, over ten days.

The Exhibition will be held from 13th to 15th May at Passeio das Dunas in Quarteira and will be attended by local producers and nature tourism companies.
We'll look forward to seeing you there!

For further information go to http://www.algarvenatureweek.pt/en/

Óbidos and Idanha-a-Nova classified creative cities by UNESCO

Óbidos and Idanha-a-Nova were the two Portuguese towns selected in the group of 47 cities in 33 countries that UNESCO distinguished by including them in the network of cities in which creative industries foster the social, economic and cultural development of the local communities.

Vila Literária de Óbidos ©ARPR Centro de Portugal

Óbidos was classified in the literary town category. In a project that has been ongoing since 2011, several bookshops have been opened in places originally created for a different function, such as a church, a market, a cellar and an old primary school. Other facilities dedicated to literature include two museums, an art gallery and the Interior Design Centre.

Idanha-a-nova City of Music ©Município de Idanha-a-Nova
Idanha-a-Nova, in the Castelo Branco district, was classified in the music town category, its application having been prepared since 2013. Its symbol is the adufe, which best exemplifies the local musical tradition and which is a good example of how the typical traditions of the region are maintained.

The network of creative cities includes categories in the areas of gastronomy, cinema, design, handicraft, literature, music, multimedia art and popular art. 


For further information go to http://en.unesco.org/creative-cities/

Algarve Tourism presents a new video

The new promotional video called “Algarve. Share the secret” is now available for viewing in the various digital resources of Algarve Tourism Board. This new video is part of the Algarve. Europe’s most famous secret campaign, and intends to encourage all the tourists who visit the region to become spontaneous “secret spreaders”, sharing their holiday experience in the Algarve.


A meeting in an office besides the seashore, a celebration on a desert island, a romantic dinner under a star-spangled sky are some of the scenarios in this video that presents the different tourism facets and opportunities of the Algarve.

The video is available in Portuguese and Spanish and will be disseminated in promotional initiatives in 2016, such as at the Lisbon Tourist Fair (BTL) and FITUR, in Madrid, the largest travel fairs in the Iberian Peninsula. 

For further information go to www.visitalgarve.pt

2015/12/22

December 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 month of December.

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:
https://www.visitportugal.com/en/destinos/lisboa-regiao
http://www.visitlisboa.com/
- Brochure
 "A personal Experience"
- Brochure "Lisboa, A whole World to Explore"
- Brochure "City Breaks Lisboa"

Routes and Tours of the Algarve

The Algarve is the most westerly part of mainland Europe, the last harbouring place before entering the waters of the Atlantic, a region where cultures have mingled since time immemorial.
Rotas & Caminhos do Algarve (Routes and Tours of the Algarve) aims to provide visitors with information to help them plan a stay full of powerful emotions, a passport to adventure, in which the magic of nature, excellent hospitality, the grandeur of the Algarve’s cultural heritage, but also those luxurious and cosmopolitan touches all come together.
These will be tours which will lure you into different kinds of activity and adventure, on a challenge of discovery.
The hundreds of beaches in the Algarve seduce people with their white sands and Atlantic waters, which sometimes surge insheets of spray and sometimes break on the beaches in warm waves.
These are places to relax during lively family holidays, places for high-energy sporting activity, or for quiet contemplation of romantic sunsets.
Inland, there is unexplored countryside, with huge areas of nature reserves, where you can follow the majestic flight of eagles or the smooth gliding of the storks.
Things that are always mentioned about the people of the Algarve are their hospitality and their prowess as story-tellers, that they are always ready to share experiences, and are open to change and diversity. The simple sophistication of the cuisine, drawing inspiration from the sea and seasoned with herbs, still retains a Moorish flavour, in the same way as the traditional architecture has.
By the end, you will have discovered an Algarve where the traditional and the modern can both be found, as well as Baroque and minimalist art, a way of life that is religious yet tolerant, popular kinds of entertainment and discos, terraces and whitewashed walls decorated in blue and ochre, cliffs and dunes, mountains and rugged plateaux, with the depths of the sea never far away.
More information about this guide and others here.

Porto’s traditions in your pocket

Porto’s traditions are now available in a practical format which fits in your pocket so that you can easily get to some of the oldest places for shopping and eating in the city. And why not use it right away for your Christmas shopping this year in the centre of Porto?
This new city guide by Turismo do Porto (Porto Tourism Board) provides succinct information on the most traditional restaurants, or “tascos”, and shops where you can enjoy the age-old sophistication of the city. From tips about shops that have managed to maintain their traditional charm and provide visitors the chance to experience products from times gone by, made today with the quality of yesteryear and whose sophistication is emphasised by attentive and high-class service, to the more typical and sophisticated “tascos” which perpetuate traditions and create and recreate recipes with a very Portuguese signature.
Turismo do Porto’s objective in launching the guide, in a practical format that differs from the usual, is to provide information which is often requested at the tourism information offices and, at the same time, to take the thousands of tourists who will spend this Christmas in our city by surprise.
The pocket guide, which is available in Portuguese, English, French and Spanish, makes it easier to find out about these varied sights which are some of the oldest in the city and, in some cases, still retain their original style.
Each edition of the guide will be different, including other city sights which stand out for their role in safeguarding the pieces of Porto’s collective memory.
The guides are available at all official Porto tourism information offices. Come and visit us!​ 
Source: Porto Turismo

2015/12/16

TransAlentejo Guide

The TransAlentejo Guide is the organization of a set of eleven walking trails structured in the area of influence of the Alqueva Lake and Guadiana River, in areas of special protection in terms of the by-laws of nature conservation.The trails presented here were chosen from among the several ones that each represented county has on its territory, each of which have been duly recognized and undergone an exhaustive survey of the main points of interest.

With this guide, a new territory in Alentejo in opened to the organized practice of Hiking in a coherent manner and with a common reason: the Alqueva Lake, its tributaries and the Guadiana River after the dam that gives its name to the lake. From Serra d’ossa, where the Ribeira de Lucefécit (stream) rises, to the Tapada Grande in the São Domingos Mine, you can find a common reason in the coastal scenarios that, in recent years, have shaped the landscape in this region.


You can use this guide for your personal leisure, whether hiking alone, or with your family or friends, through the different paths that are properly studied, mapped and signposted. 


For professional use or that of tourist nature hiking organizations, this guide is the starting point to a territory that has a lot to offer in terms of group programs, whereby you should contact the Entidade Regional de Turismo Alentejo/Ribatejo (Alentejo/Ribatejo Regional Tourist Entity), the Associação Heranças do Alentejo (Heritage of Alentejo Association) or the Serviços de Turismo Municipal (Municipal Tourist Office).

ROUTES


The Fantastic Serra d’Ossa
Borba
Distance 17,3km; Duration 6/7h;
Degree of difficulty High.
 Hermits of the Serra d’Ossa
Redondo
Distance 22,7km; Duration 7h;
Degree of difficulty High.
Conquest of Terena
Alandroal
Distance 15,2km; Duration 4h;
Degree of difficulty Average.
   Writings in Stone and Lime
Reguengos de Monsaraz
Distance 13km; Duration 3/4h;
Degree of difficulty Average.
Accross the living heritage of Mourão
Mourão
Distance 8,3km; Duration 2h30m;
Degree of difficulty Low.
 From Amieira to Alqueva, with the Lake at your Feet
Portel
Distance 17km; Duration 6h;
Degree of difficulty Average.
Route of Água de Moura
Moura
Distance 8,5km; Duration 3h;
Degree of difficulty Low.
 From Serra Colorada to Cerro do Calvário
Barrancos
Distance 17km,; Duration 5/6h;
Degree of difficulty Average.
Watermills and Fortresses of Guadiana
Beja
Distance 15km; Duration 4/5h;
Degree of difficulty Average.

Trail of Azenha da Ordem (watermill)
Serpa
Distance 13,5km; Duration 3/4h;
Degree of difficulty Average.
Around the Cork Plantation (Montado)
Mértola
Distance 14,5km; Duration 4/5h;
Degree of difficulty Low.
               

Source: Turismo do Alentejo 

Perlim – A Farm of Dreams

A doorway to a magical world, this is "Perlim - Uma Quinta de Sonhos" (Perlim - A Farm of Dreams) in Santa Maria da Feira, a space which has been thought out to provide unique and memorable experiences for the entire family.

Adults can recover the magic which has been saved in their memory, children can arouse the best of their fantasies by stimulating their imagination and creativity, while closely sharing these times with their parents.

Open Wednesday to Sunday, "Perlim - Uma Quinta de Sonhos" recovers the characters and stories from your childhood imagination, fables, legends, fairy tales and the enchantment of Christmas, which continue to grab everyone's attention.


More information at:
http://www.perlim.pt/

- Programme
https://www.facebook.com/perlimportugal/

Óbidos Vila Natal 2015

Visit Óbidos,  Christmas Town, and enter a truly magical world!

From, the beginning of December, Óbidos fills up with light, colour and fantasy - transforming into a dreamlike setting where everyone – children and adults – can enjoy magical experiences, amongst a wide array of attractions and amusements.

Father Christmas’ House, the crib, performances, games, ice rink, inflatables – are just some of the many attractions that Óbidos has in store for you, offering special moments ideal for the whole family.





Find more information at:
http://obidosvilanatal.pt/
https://www.facebook.com/obidosvilanatal/
https://www.visitportugal.com/Óbidos Vial Natal

Madeira Christmas traditions

Discover an island full of festivals, getting ready for one of its richest annual traditions, celebrated to the fullest!

On Madeira, the lapinha (traditional Madeiran nativity scene), is assembled just a few days before Christmas day. The lapinha, lit with a traditional oil lamp, is built over a wood ladder, decorated with small bowls with rye, lentils and wheat, with small images of donkeys, sheep and goats, brindeiros (small loafs of bread), and seasonal fruit such as apples, oranges, English tomatoes and tangerines.

At dawn, during the Childbirth Masses, celebrated on the days before Christmas, in a spirit of conviviality among families to the sound of animated singers, Madeirans surrender to the ancestral “pig slaughter” tradition, the meat from which is used to prepare traditional seasonal delicacies, especially carne de vinha-d’alhos (meat marinated in wine and garlic). It is also during this period that one of the most delicious cakes of the season, the famous Honey Cake, is prepared. This is a very “rich” cake, prepared using ingredients such as sugar cane syrup, nuts and spices.

After Christmas, families start getting ready for the New Year. A grandiose and exuberantly beautiful spectacle in the unique amphitheater formed by the bay of Funchal brings an unforgettable wealth of celebratory light and colour to the last night of the year.

Find more information at: http://fimdoano.visitmadeira.pt/

Source: Turismo da Madeira

New Year´s Eve Party in Lisbon 2015/16

On December 31st Lisboa dresses up to welcome 2016. Thousands of people fill the city main streets and public squares to celebrate amongst the New Year friends.

The Terreiro do Paço will be the giant party hall for the city’s New Year’s celebrations featuring lots of entertainment to mark the passage into the New Year.

Lisboa has begun the countdown to its big New Year's Eve night, which will be held in Terreiro do Paço. But this New Year's Eve promises much more. To mark the entry of the New Year Lisboa's skies will light up with a fabulous fireworks display and musical entertainment.


Do not make any more plans for New Year ... and enter Lisboa's largest "living room", Terreiro do Paço, with a fabulous view of the River Tagus and the best Portuguese music.

Get ready for a memorable night! Happy New Year Lisboa

At Terreiro do Paço, it will last until January 3rd
Big New Year's Eve Party at the Terreiro do Paço. On December 31st, from 22:00, around midnight the traditional Firework and later, portuguese music to fully welcome the New Year 2016.
31st Dec. - New Year’s Eve
- 22h00 - Trovante
- 00h00 - Firework
- 00h20 - Richie Campbell

1st Jan
- 17h30 - Sinfonietta de Lisboa
- 18h15 - Carminho invites António Zambujo

2nd Jan.
- 22h00 - D.A.M.A.
- 24h00 - DJ’s RFM (DJ Rich + DJ Mendes)

3rd Jan.
- 11h00 - Orquestra Geração
- 15h00 - Banda Sinfónica da PSP - The Movies Music Festival

The districts of Baixa-Chiado, Bairro Alto, Docas/Santos, and further east, Nations' Park, are some of the main entertainment areas chosen to celebrate until dawn the passage into 2016.

Parties are a must at the cities bars and nightclubs, continuing without a break with a special calendar for this night with shows and concerts.

Find more information at: http://www.visitlisboa.com

Source: Turismo de Lisboa

Lisbon: Christmas & New Year's Eve Party'15


During this time, the Portuguese capital prepares to host the most festive season of the year.


In December, Lisboa becomes more even more colourful and warm. The thousands of bright Christmas lights decorating the city transform it into a real Christmas tale setting. Christmas fairs are held all around town, as well as enjoying the season's own festive spirit. The churches are filled with music and the city's main square - Terreiro do Paço and Praça do Munícipio become the perfect host for these festivities that 
continue into the New Year.


During this holiday season, the traditional delicacies such as "Bolo Rei" (fruit cake) the irresistible "Sonhos" or the renowned "Rabanadas" (French toast) can be enjoyed in cafes and patisseries all over Lisboa. And why not go in search of the best "Bolo Rei" in town? Year after year, the competition is fierce and the recipes are enhanced to the customer's delight.

After indulging in the Christmas delicacies, prepare to lose the calories gained at the famous São Silvestre race on December 29, starting at Aveinda da Liberdade and crossing the city centre.


And it's with one's family and among friends that Lisboa usually celebrates the New Year. On the night of December 31, the city brightens up to welcome the year 2016. Thousands of people take to the streets to celebrate, especially in the Historic Centre, Bairro Alto, Santos and Parque das Nações. In keeping with tradition, the big party is held in Terreiro do Paço, where there will be performances and a firework display to celebrate the arrival of the New Year.

Events:

Christmas Lights | 30 Nov. to 6 Jan.
Rossio Square:  18h00 » 01h00
except 24/25 DEC / 31 DEC. / 1 Jan.
(18h00 » 6h00)

Pista de Gelo Kinder (Ice Skating rink) 8 Dec. to 10 Jan.
Terreiro do Paço: 10h00 » 22h00
except: 31 DEC. & 2 Jan.
(10h00 » 18h00)

Christmas market | 8 to 24 Dec.
Praça do Município (City Hall Square): 12h00 » 23h00
except: 24 DEC.
12h00 » 16h00

Video Mapping: The Enchanted Doors | 11 » 20 Dec.
Terreiro do Paço: Sessions 19h00, 20h00, 21h00
(duration 15m)

Christmas Fair – at Baixa Acontece | 
4 » 23 Dec.
Rossio square: 10h00 » 20h00

CAP Fair | 17 » 20 Dec. 
Restauradores Square: 10h00 » 20h00

Christmas Market: 4 Dec. » 3 Jan.
Avenida (Avenue) da Liberdade:
Sunday » Thursday: 10h00 – 20h00
Friday » Saturday: 10h00 – 20h00

Artisans Market: 21 Dec. » 6 Jan.
Rua (Street) Augusta
10h30 » 20h00 

Lisbon: Video mapping live show "The Enchanted Doors"

Terreiro do Paço is all set to celebrate the Christmas season with a free video mapping show, called “The Enchanted Doors”, which will run from 11 to 20 December.



The theme is based on the idea of the Advent Calendar. All round the world, the calendar enchants young and old alike in the run-up to the much-awaited Christmas Day festivities.

The spectacle, which is projected onto the façade of the Rua Augusta Arch, is in the hands of a team of fumblingly playful elves. As they open each day’s door, they carry the spectators along on a fantastic flight of visual and sensory surprises. 

Designed for audiences of all types and ages, the cast of this extravaganza of Christmas magic and delights includes a band of old dolls, a castle made of sweets, ice skaters, a journey through an enchanted forest, hanging crocheted stockings, sheets of music, a waterfall of decorative Christmas balls, presents, snow globes and a magic wand.

Entry to “The Enchanted Doors” is free and the show lasts about 15 minutes. The story itself comprises 25 separate scenes, which explore worlds that are visually stunning, thanks to the bold colours and forms and the headlong dash through the various days. These elements combine to give the video mapping a life of all of its own; one that leaves the audience constantly gasping with surprise and barely able to wait for what is coming next.

Lighting is a key factor and 12 light projectors will be placed around the main façade of Terreiro do Paço, to enhance the visual experience and light up the square at certain points during the performance.

Promoters: Turismo de Lisboa (Lisbon Tourism), EGEAC and Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (Lisbon City Council)
Production: Oskar & Gaspar

Further information:
“The Enchanted Doors”
Free. Every day, 11 to 20 December
Times: 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm


Source. Turismo de Lisboa

2015/12/15

Manufacture of Cowbells Classified by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage

The Manufacture of Cowbells has been awarded the title of World Heritage at the 10th meeting of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Committee for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage, taking place in Windhoek in Namibia.

The application was presented by the Alentejo/Ribatejo Tourism Board in partnership with the Municipal Council of Viana do Alentejo and the Parish Council of Alcáçovas.

The Manufacture of Cowbells is a unique craft that has existed in the Alentejo region for over two thousand years, and is most widespread in the municipalities of Estremoz, Reguengos de Monsaraz and Viana do Alentejo, specifically in the civil parish of Alcáçovas.

With the inclusion of the Manufacture of Cowbells on UNESCO’s List of Cultural and Intangible Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, it is hoped that this skill and ancient craft will be sustained and passed on.



More information at:
http://www.visitalentejo.pt

From Farm to Table – Food and Wine Itineraries in the Alentejo and Ribatejo


For travelers who enjoy organizing their own holidays, the Alentejo and Ribatejo Tourism Board have developed a series of food and wine itineraries in the region, where local producers have decided to open their doors to visitors.

“From Farm to Table” is organised into six major itineraries, divided into 17 routes in the Alentejo and three in the Ribatejo, that showcase regional products and identify and locate the producers and companies that can be visited.

For each route, there is a map and a series of suggestions for visits and activities, such as taking part in the olive harvest, learning to make wine, discovering the growing cycle of rice, or even becoming a home producer of mushrooms. Using this information, tours can be worked out geographically, or in relation to visitors’ interests, the time available, the time of the year and the availability of the producers.

The guide is useful both for people visiting the region and for professionals who would like to enrich their programmes with the flavors of the land and with direct contact with producers.


More information at:
-  http://www.visitalentejo.pt/
http://www.visitribatejo.pt/


Source: Turismo do Alentejo | Ribatejo

December Algarve Guide'15

Going to the Algarve during the month of December?
So d
iscover 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 here:
http://www.visitalgarve.pt/
https://www.visitportugal.com/Algarve

Porto: City with Happy Holidays

Since November 27th, Porto is celebrating Christmas. 
The streets light up and the city gained new colors and an even more welcoming environment. 

To enjoy this time of the year to the fullest, Câmara Municipal do Porto and PortoLazer prepared a fun and entertaining extensive program for the whole family, that includes music concerts, dance performances, markets and craft fairs, but also carousels, a dolls palace, ice skating rinks and many other surprises. 

Keep tradition alive and celebrate the most festive time of the year. Because the joys of life are to be celebrated. 

Download here the Christmas and New Year Programme from Porto.



Source: Porto Turismo 

Everjets Airline - A new Fligtht connection to Madeira Island

The Madeira International Airport received on last November 14th an airplane from the Everjets company, which landed for the first time in the Madeira island, where it will be based in the near future.
The airline is operating with regular flights between Funchal, Lisbon and Porto, so beginning the airline’s commercial operation that in the last four years has been dedicated exclusively to executive aviation.  
This is a way to enhance the number of seats from the main national airports to Madeira archipelago. 

According to the introduced schedule, Everjets will connect Madeira and Lisbon 12 times a week, and Porto twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays.

To celebrate its inaugural flight, the baptism of the aircraft was performed already in Madeiras soil and passengers received souvenirs from the island delivered by the Airport’s Public Relations service hostesses. 

Source: Turismo da Madeira

Porto rated Europe’s top destination on the rise by TripAdvisor




TripAdvisor has just announced the Travellers’ Choice Awards for the Top Destinations on the Rise, revealing that the city of Porto heads the top 10 in Europe and is third globally. 
On the global list, 1st place goes to Tulum in Mexico and 2nd to Cartagena in Colombia, the birthplace of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In Europe, Porto takes first place, standing out for a 48% increase in traffic related to the destination on the TripAdvisor site and a 39% rise in booking interest in October this year compared to the same month last year. The average price per night in the city through Tripadvisor is €52.79 and the best month to book, according to the site, is this month, when the average price per night is €43.24.
The low-cost accommodation preferred by Internet users planning to visit Porto is Moov Hotel Porto Centro. This statistic, according to the portal, relates to “highly recommended hotels with a minimum rating of four balls out of five on TripAdvisor” and the average price shown relates to the site’s data on bookings for the 1 December this year to 31 October next year. 
Funchal, in Madeira island, also appears in the top 10 of destinations on the rise in Europe, in 6th place, with an increase in traffic of 8% and a 21% higher booking interest than a year ago. Hotel Madeira is the best-rated low-cost accommodation. December is also the cheapest month to book, with an average price per night of €71.68, compared to an annual average of €94.11.

Source: Tripadvisor and Porto Turismo 

2015 Christmas and New Year Festivities in Madeira

The traditions of the Christmas season, deep-rooted in Madeira’s people lifestyle, are combined with manifestations of joy for the arrival of the New Year, in a rich and extensive programme of cultural, ethnographic and artistic manifestations.
Starting from December 8th, with the turning on of the decorative lights in the streets of Funchal, you can appreciate Funchal in a true real-size "nativity scene", in an atmosphere of great joy for you to enjoy shopping, street entertainment and the season’s traditional food and drinks stalls.

The bustle continues after Christmas, this time to mark the last day of the year in everyone’s memory. As the clock strikes twelve on December 31st, the skies lit up with fire, colour and hope in the year that is just beginning and that could not start in a better way.
 
Visit Madeira and find the stage for an unforgettable show.

2015/12/14

Madeira is Gold: Madeira Islands awarded “World´s Leading Island Destination” 2015 in the World Travel Awards


The World Travel Awards annual ceremony was held last December, 12th in El Jadida, Morocco, at the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, an event that aims to distinguish the excellence of the travel and tourism industry numerous sectors.

This prize of Madeira Islands was received by the Regional Secretary for Economy, Tourism and Culture Mr. Eduardo Jesus.

Madeira Islands was presented with the “World´sLeading Island Destination” award, in a remarkable and most memorable ceremony, after competing alongside other paradise tourist destinations such as Bali, Barbados, Crete, Cook Islands, Jamaica, Maldives, Mauritius, Saint Lucia, Sardinia, Seychelles, Sicily and Zanzibar.


‘It is an honour for Madeira Islands to accept this prize, this is a recognition of the excellent work of all professionals within this industry, who have effortlessly contributed for the continuous development of Madeira Islands as tourism destination of excellence. Our Archipelago´s main asset is its exuberant nature, and with this recognition, we are certain that, the effect of this award will be of great importance for Madeira Islands as a tourism destination,  contributing towards its continuous touristic growth. 

Mr. Eduardo Jesus finished his speech stating: ‘! Madeira is gold!'

Madeira Islands is a tourist destination with a long tradition in the tourism sector, famous not only for its natural beauty, but also for the quality standard of its services and for the art of well receiving its guests. With a percentage of about 1,140,250 guests in 2014, the archipelago of Madeira and also some of its hotel facilities have been renowned over the past few years with several awards.

These awards are motivating elements which contribute towards Madeira Islands increasing prestige and reputation. 

Source: Madeira Tourism 

Portugal won 4 World Travel Awards in the 2015 Grand Final Ceremony

In the 2015 World Travel Awards Grand Final hosted last December 12th, in the Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, in El Jadida, Morocco, Portugal won 4 World Travel Awards. 

The winners were:

World's Leading Island Destination 2015: Madeira Island

World's Leading Conservation Company 2015: Parques de Sintra - Monte da Lua,   Portugal

World's Leading Luxury Green Resort 2015Vila Vita Parc, Portugal

World's Leading Luxury Leisure Resort 2015: Conrad Algarve, Portugal

Congratulations to all the winners!

More informations about the World Travels Awards at:
http://www.worldtravelawards.com/winners/2015/world



Source: Worl Travel Awards 

2015/12/04

#ShareLisboa: New video of Turismo de Lisboa

More than just show the beauty, modernity and diversity of experiences that can be experienced by all in Lisboa, #shareLisboa wants to amplify the social sharing of the best moments since the arrival at Lisbon airport or at the Cruise Terminal, passing by the heritage in Belém, the modernity of the Parque das Nações and the authenticity and excitement of the Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré as well as the tradition of Baixa-Chiado to the luxury at Avenida da Liberdade, to the world Heritage site of Sintra and surfing on the famous beach of Ribeira d'Ilhas, at Ericeira, including the natural parks and the amazing sights of Lisbon, Cascais and Arrábida, or even golf and equestrian activities at the Tagus Arch, etc ... these are some of the highlights among many others that the region has to offer. 




More information about Lisbon region at:
https://www.visitportugal.com/Lisbon Region
http://www.visitlisboa.com/

2015/12/03

Visitportugal Advent Calendar 2015

December arrives and, with it, our Advent Calendar! Every day we'll open a new window with a surprise: a dazzling view over one of Portugal's regions. 




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