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Ryanair boss warns of ‘wild cuts’ for Portugal in coming low-season

103ryanair cutsRyanair's Human Resources director, Darrell Hughes, said in an interview with the Lusa news agency this week that there is "a real prospect of wild cuts in Portugal" throughout the winter season in terms of capacity and planes, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Portugal added to UK air-bridge list following tourism industry furor

102air bridgeThe British government today announced the inclusion of Portugal in the UK’s list of countries with "travel corridors", meaning that British passengers travelling back to their home country are exempt from fulfilling a two-week quarantine period, imposed due to the ongoing pandemic.

Algarve tourism board setting up campaigns to attract tourists ‘outside high-season period’

102tourism boardTurismo do Algarve is intensifying its partnerships with some of the main European airlines that fly to the region, with the aim of reinforcing the board’s effort to promote the destination and to attract the interest of new visitors up until the end of this year. The local entity is hoping that this new call to tempt tourists to the region will increase tourism outside the usual "high season" period.

Rise in Portugal's unemployment slows, but jobless figure up 37% on year ago

102unemployment slowsThe number of people registered as unemployed in Portugal edged up 0.2% in July from the previous month, but was 37% higher year-on-year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Institute of Employment and Professional Training said today.

Illegal avocado monocultures 'damage' the Algarve economically, warns environmental association

101avocado monocultureRegenerarte, an environmental protection association, has launched a crowdfunding campaign which addresses the issue of avocado plantations in the Algarve, namely some cases that began as early as 2014, at the hands of a family business headquartered in Loulé, criticizing the consequences throughout the region.

‘Unemployed tourism workers to work in homes and daycare centers’, says Costa

101tourism workers"Many of the thousands of people who are currently losing their jobs in the tourism sector are people who already have basic training, they are people who already have personal care experience, who are a fundamental and trained resource that can be easily converted to continue working with people, now in” a different sort of institution, stated prime-minister António Costa this Wednesday afternoon.

Portugal may receive total of 6.9 million COVID-19 vaccines by end of year

101vaccine orderWhen the first shipment of vaccines against the novel coronavirus is sent out, if all clinical trials are successful, a batch bought as part of the European Union's order for 300 million vaccines from an AstraZeneca laboratory may be distributed to Member States by the end of the year.

Portuguese public confident about safety of Covid-19 vaccine

100vaccine reportA recent survey has shown that the Portuguese are among the Europeans who show the greatest desire to be vaccinated against Covid-19, with three out of four expressing this intention when a vaccine becomes available.