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Safe Communities establishes portal to keep track of the Coronavirus

Safe Communities establishes portal to keep track of the CoronavirusAlthough Portugal to date has been spared from the new Coronavirus, it is important to keep up to date with the development of the new coronavirus with accurate information from official sources. This is especially so for those planning to travel.

There are unfortunately many myths and misinformation around, so it is essential to focus on what is accurate, rather than that which is not.

6000 km, 9 months, 3 countries - raising awareness of Fibromyalgia

6000 km, 9 months, 3 countries - raising awareness of FibromyalgiaThis month, 35 year-old French woman Violette Duval, is walking six thousand kilometres, from France to the Algarve, in order to show that despite her pain, she possesses the strength and endurance required to raise awareness of her condition. She is suffers from Fibromyalgia, and through her journey she wants to alert the world to her disease, characterized by constant pain throughout most of her body.

Portugal's Best Resort Spa Award 2019

Portugal's Best Resort Spa 2019 AwardVILA VITA Spa by Sisley Paris was honoured, last week, at the World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony with the Portugal’s Best Resort Spa 2019 Award. The event that is already on its fifth edition happened at Armani Hotel Dubai, in Dubai and announced the winning awards resulting of a record number of votes casted, throughout the year, by leading spa and wellness tourism professionals, as well as hundreds of thousands of spa consumers from across the globe.

VILA VITA PARC recognized as the #3 Destination Spa Resort in the world

VILA VITA PARC recognized as the #3 Destination Spa Resort in the worldCondé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with VILA VITA PARC recognized as the #3 Destination Spa Resort in the world.

More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

The deepening crisis of dementia

The deepening crisis of dementiaDementia is a progressive illness that has preoccupied philosophers and physicians for many centuries, yet there's still no known cure and it continues to afflict an increasing number of people in Portugal and around the globe.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines dementia as a syndrome in which there is deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities.
About 50 million people in the world have dementia and there are as many as 10 million new cases expected each year. Although it mostly involves the elderly, dementia is not an inevitable part of growing old.

Algarve bids to become ‘Mecca’ for wellness travel industry

Algarve bids to become ‘Mecca’ for wellness travel industryThe Algarve could be transformed into a ‘Mecca’ for health and wellness travel - benefiting from major investment linked to the booming €600billion global industry - according to organisers of the 2019 Algarve Tourism Conference.

Tourist development consultant Andrew Coutts said worldwide ‘wellness tourism’ spend is rising rapidly and expected to surpass €900 billion by 2022, representing 18pc of the global tourism market. Meanwhile the GWI (Global Wellness Institute) predicts wellness tourism trips to grow by 8pc annually reaching 1.2billion by 2022. 

The First SISLEY SPA in Portugal is launched!

The Algarve’s most prestigious clifftop resort, VILA VITA Parc Resort & Spa, has enhanced its wellness credentials with the launch of its brand-new Spa by Sisley, the first Sisley branded spa in Portugal. The state-of-the-art, 17,250sq ft spa, is now open and the completion marks the culmination of the resort’s renovations which have taken place over the last four years.

Festive Herbs for Winter Health

Festive Herbs for Winter HealthEvergreen trees and plants are our go-to winter tonics when other foliage is sparse on the ground. Festive herbs like mistletoe, pine, holly and ivy are all part of historic medicinal traditions that have been mostly forgotten – except, of course, by herbalists!