Amazing achievements for Portugal and the Algarve. Portuguese tourism achieved one of the best European performances in 2017. The World Tourism Organization revealed that Portugal is Europe’s fastest-growing destination. During 2017 Portugal received in total more than 2300 prizes and distinctions! Condé Nast Traveler wrote Portugal was “one of the places to go in 2017” and The Huffington Post declared Portugal was “The Country Everybody Will Be Visiting In 2017”. And they were right indeed!
Hand luggage rules for Ryanair changed on January 15th and it is worth checking what other carrier allow and do not allow.
Below are rules as at Jan 23rd 2018, for easyJet, Jet2, British Airways and a few othersbut check the copmpany's website before booking - this can avoid many expensive mistakes.
11 Cheap Ways to Get to the Algarve
As prices for flights to the Algarve continue to soar, explore some different options to travel to the Algarve cheaply – It really is possible to visit the Algarve for less!
It is with great pride that we announce the Holiday Inn Algarve in Armação de Pêra has won the TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence Award.
TripAdvisor is widely recognised as one of the world largest travel advisory sites. It features reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and lots more.
The Certificate of Excellence award honors hospitality excellence. The accolade is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.
The 2017 Taxi Price Index shows that Zurich, Switzerland has the world’s most expensive taxis, costing over €7 per kilometre. Cairo, Egypt has the world’s most affordable taxis, costing just 9 cents for one kilometre of travel.
Online used car dealership Carspring have produced a study revealing the price of taxi use in 80 cities around the world. With their interests in all things automotive, the online dealer looked to bring transparency to the public regarding taxi costs, particularly for those who may be travelling abroad this summer.
Included in the study are the prices of a 3km inner city taxi ride, a journey between the airport and the city centre, and the cost of one hour’s waiting time. To help those with real nerves about taxis altogether, the study also provides information on which models of car are most popular in each city, and if an alternative such as Uber is available in each location.
A first in Portugal - Safe Communities Portugal is organising a public seminar in Cascais to create awareness of the increasing threat of on-line fraud affecting both the tourism industry as well as holiday makers themselves.
This is being planned in collaboration with the Public Security Police Lisbon Metropolitan Command and will be held on Friday 23rd June, 2017 in the Auditorium of the Cultural Centre of Cascais, starting at 16:15 for registration.
Portugal’s national tourist authority is to spend €20 million on a video publicity campaign to attract tourists to the country.
‘Can’t skip Portugal’ has been launched by Turismo de Portugal and for the next two years will be on social networks in 20 priority markets.
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