Applications for the Portuguese Tourism Schools are Now Open

Through its network of 12 schools, the Portuguese Tourist Board trains more 3,000 students per year, contributing to the competitiveness and quality of the service provided by the country’s tourism sector. The Portuguese Tourist Board is delighted to announce that applications to the Portuguese Tourism Schools are now open, until July 15. Both national and…

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Turismo de Portugal launches Clean & Safe Platform

  Press release date: 12th June 2020   The Portuguese Tourist Board has launched an official platform to allow tourists to search for establishments which have adhered to the Clean & Safe stamp, a health and safety measure established earlier this year by the tourist board, in response to  the COVID-19 pandemic.   Developed by Infraspeak, with the support of…

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Portugal Enters the Next Phase of their Lockdown Exit Plan

Today, Monday the 18th May, Portugal is delighted to be taking another step in the process of gradually opening up the economy and social living. Coinciding with International Museum Day, this new phase is marked by the opening, not only of museums, but also of all other cultural facilities, such as monuments, art galleries, interpretive…

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The music festival with the best views in the world

In July 2021, Marvão in Alentejo, Portugal, is due to host the Marvão International Music Festival – a festival like no other! Marvão International Music Festival offers attendees a whole new view of Portugal, as well as the opportunity to hear and see exciting new performers among some of the best views in the world. Located just…

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Portugal wins the first ‘Accessible Tourist Destination’ award by the World Tourism Organisation

Press release date: September 18th 2019 Portugal has been awarded the ‘Accessible Tourist Destination 2019‘ award from the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), becoming the first country to be granted the title. This distinction was presented during the 23rd General Assembly of the WTO, in St. Petersburg, Russia on Tuesday 10th September 2019. The award, presented…

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Ireland Portugal Business Network to assist Algarve bid to become ‘Mecca’ for booming €600 billion wellness travel industry

Press Release date: September 4th 2019 The Algarve could be transformed into a ‘Mecca’ for health and wellness travel – benefiting from major investment linked to the booming €600 billion global industry – according to organisers of the 2019 Algarve Tourism Conference.   Tourist development consultant Andrew Coutts said worldwide ‘wellness tourism’ spend is rising rapidly…

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Portugal is home to two of the newly inscribed UNESCO World Heritage sites

    Press Release date: July 8th 2019 During its recent meeting in Baku, the World Heritage Committee inscribed six cultural sites on UNESCO’S World Heritage List – two of these are located in Portugal. With more than 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage sites located around the world, Portugal is now home to 17. Read all…

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Rory O’Connell’s new show to visit Lisbon

  Press release date: May 20th 2019 Rory O’Connell’s brand new series ‘A Long Weekend in…with Rory O’Connell’ on RTÉ One, sees the popular Cork chef enjoying the culture as well as the cuisine of eight European cities – Palma de Mallorca, Vienna, Lisbon, Madrid, Bath, Nantes, Copenhagen and Edinburgh. In the new eight-part series,…

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