The majority of holiday destinations in the Algarve lie outside the Faro area, more than 20km from Faro Airport – for example, Vilamoura (25Km), Albufeira (40Km), Carvoeiro (62Km), Portimão (70Km), Alvor (75Km) and Lagos (90Km), so transport is needed.
For those not needing a hire car for their holiday, or for residents not willing to leave a vehicle parked at Faro Airport when travelling outside the country, private transfers provided by local companies such as Algarserra represent the best transport option when compared to public buses or the traditional taxi service.
The Luz Beach Apartments occupy which must be prime position in the Western Algarve, just 15 minutes from the one time capital of there Algarve - Lagos - and just one hours drive from Faro Airport.
21 Studio and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments overlook a safe and sandy beach, with a pedestrian walkway to cross from the apartments to the beach. The perfect location for families with children.
The Algarve, Portugal’s southern-most region, is famous for its amazing beaches, beautiful cliffs, world-class golf courses and, of course, the 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. With so much to offer, it’s no wonder thousands of Brits escape to the Algarve and trade in the drizzly, cold British winter for a more tropical climate.
With a 'per bed per night' tourist tax now applicable in Lisbon, which other european countries apply a tax on visitors?
Such taxes capture revenue from outside the country so they are politically easy as voters don’t pay the tax; tourists and other travellers do raising a ‘taxation without representation’ issue.
Governments are accountable to tourists through market mechanisms so if the promised ‘investments’ from the tax are not used to develop an enhanced and tourist-friendly environment, then they will take their tourism euros elsewhere.
The United States is the most common destination for expats around the world, beating Germany, the UK, and the UAE.
Data from more than 2.1 million members of InterNations (www.internations.org), the world’s largest network for expats, shows that in May 2016 the USA was the most frequent country of residence for people who live and work abroad. Apart from the United States, the most common destinations were Germany, the UAE, and the UK.
While the main reason for moving to the USA was being sent there by an employer, according to the InterNations Expat Insider 2015 survey, an above-average number of expats who are currently residing in one of the other countries found a job on their own.
Quinta do Lago, has won new global recognition after receiving a top accolade from Golf Digest, the world’s best-known golf publication.
The resort was the proud recipient of an an ‘Editors’ Choice Award for Best International Resorts 2016’ in the magazine’s first-ever list of the ‘Best Things in Golf’. Revealed for the first time in this month’s issue of Golf Digest – which has more than 1.6m subscribers in the US alone – the inaugural list features a select group of leading names from the global golf industry and was compiled with the emphasis on lifestyle properties, products and services.
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The National Association for Equestrian Tourism (ANTE), which is based in Golegã, successfully organised its First Congress in Equestrian Tourism on September 18th at the prestigious and impressive Belem Cultural Centre in Lisbon.
It was attended by a variety professionals from all over Portugal – owners of prestigious Lusitano stud farms, world renowned horse and rider trainers, presidents of councils, journalists, riding facility proprietors, tourism and travel agents and representatives of the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art.