Category: Portugal travel news

Portugal travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve's beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire.

TAP Air Portugal returns to all North American gateways by October
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TAP Air Portugal returns to all North American gateways by October

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 12, 2020

TAP Air Portugal continues to resume its operations in October, with 666 flights planned on 82 routes, including returning service ... Read More

Emirates expanding its network to 70 destinations
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Emirates expanding its network to 70 destinations

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 4, 2020

Emirates has announced it will resume passenger services to Kuwait City (5 August) and Lisbon (16 August). This will take ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal resumes flights from Munich to Lisbon
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TAP Air Portugal resumes flights from Munich to Lisbon

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 3, 2020

Just in time for summer vacation in Bavaria, TAP Air Portugal is resuming its flights from Munich: The Portuguese airline ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal launches nonstop service from Montreal to Lisbon
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TAP Air Portugal launches nonstop service from Montreal to Lisbon

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 31, 2020

TAP Air Portugal is continuing to expand its presence in Canada, despite the global travel downturn due to the COVID-19 ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal Set to Resume Nearly Half of Flights
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TAP Air Portugal Set to Resume Nearly Half of Flights

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 28, 2020

TAP Air Portugal is expanding its flight schedule to 40 percent of its pre-COVID flying in September with some 700 ... Read More

Portugal irked by UK’s decision to leave it off its ‘safe travel list’
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Portugal irked by UK’s decision to leave it off its ‘safe travel list’

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 24, 2020

Portugal's government has denounced UK’s decision to keep a quarantine regime for travelers from Portugal. Portuguese Foreign Minister Augusto Santos ... Read More

Ryanair Strike Will Cause Weekend Chaos
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Ryanair Strike Will Cause Weekend Chaos

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 23, 2020

Over 100,000 passengers on the ground, 600 flights canceled, airports across Europe in chaos. This is the disastrous outcome that ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal launches new nonstop flight from US to the Azores
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TAP Air Portugal launches new nonstop flight from US to the Azores

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 21, 2020

While most airlines around the world are reducing their flight schedules, TAP Air Portugal just added a new route from ... Read More

Lisbon’s ‘Renda Segura’ program could be problematic for Airbnb if successful
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Lisbon’s ‘Renda Segura’ program could be problematic for Airbnb if successful

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

Following the recent announcement from Lisbon’s Mayor pledging to ‘get rid of Airbnb’ once the coronavirus pandemic is over by ... Read More

Safest leisure travel destinations for Summer 2020 named
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Safest leisure travel destinations for Summer 2020 named

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 13, 2020

The World Tourism and Travel Council recognized Portugal, Turkey and Saudi Arabia as the safest destinations for leisure travel this ... Read More

Greece, Portugal, Spain mean it when they say tourism reopening
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Greece, Portugal, Spain mean it when they say tourism reopening

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2020

A series of announcements by governments of southern European countries indicated, that they are eager to welcome tourists for the ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal re-launches North American service
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TAP Air Portugal re-launches North American service

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 28, 2020

Following Portugal’s completion of its three phases of re-opening next week, TAP Air Portugal is recommencing air service from North ... Read More

Minister: Tourists are welcome in Portugal
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Minister: Tourists are welcome in Portugal

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 22, 2020

Portugal became one of the first countries in Europe to invite back tourists from elsewhere in the European Union. “Tourists ... Read More

Portugal needs British tourists soon to accelerate economic recovery
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Portugal needs British tourists soon to accelerate economic recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 21, 2020

Portugal is planning to offer an ‘air bridge’ for British tourists to bypass quarantine rules. This concept will be positively ... Read More

Portugal suspends all rail and air traffic to and from Spain
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Portugal suspends all rail and air traffic to and from Spain

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

Portugal's government announced that it is halting all rail and air traffic to and from Spain for a month in ... Read More

Euromic elects new President and Board
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Euromic elects new President and Board

editor editor- February 17, 2020

Euromic - the association of the world’s 52 leading and most celebrated DMCs - held their Annual General Meeting in ... Read More

When Visit Portugal meets Incredible India
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When Visit Portugal meets Incredible India

Anil Mathur - eTN India Anil Mathur - eTN India- February 15, 2020

Obviously encouraged by the example of other countries and seeing the potential of the market in India, Visit Portugal has ... Read More

Air France and Sata Azores Airlines sign codeshare agreement
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Air France and Sata Azores Airlines sign codeshare agreement

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020

Thanks to a code-share agreement between Air France and Sata Azores Airlines, customers of both airlines now enjoy new travel ... Read More

Cabo Verde Air: Lisbon Airport Portway Strike to Disrupt Operations
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Cabo Verde Air: Lisbon Airport Portway Strike to Disrupt Operations

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2019

Cape Verdian Airlines Cabo Verde Airlines (CVA) warns that, due to the ongoing strike of the Portway handler at Lisbon ... Read More

Portugal named World’s Leading Destination at World Travel Awards 2019
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Portugal named World’s Leading Destination at World Travel Awards 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 4, 2019

Portugal was anointed as the World’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards 2019, for the third year in a ... Read More

Destination: Trancoso and Belmonte, Portugal
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Destination: Trancoso and Belmonte, Portugal

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- September 5, 2019

In our ongoing travels though Portugal with the Center for Latino-Jewish relations we visit the country’s "northern inland.” We visited ... Read More

Tourists beware: Portugal declares war on cigarette butts
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Tourists beware: Portugal declares war on cigarette butts

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 5, 2019

Portugal introduced a strict law aiming at combating smokers who throw the cigarette butts on the ground in public. The ... Read More

Special trip to Lisbon: Revealing the ironies
Cultural Travel News

Special trip to Lisbon: Revealing the ironies

mm Dr. Peter E. Tarlow- August 29, 2019

This trip has been different from most of my trips. Normally I travel to a location to work on issues ... Read More

Emirates launches its new service to Porto
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Emirates launches its new service to Porto

Dmytro Makarov Dmytro Makarov- July 4, 2019

Emirates has launched its new four times weekly service to Porto, its second destination in Portugal. The new service provides ... Read More

Qatar Airways touches down in Lisbon for the first time
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Qatar Airways touches down in Lisbon for the first time

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 24, 2019

Qatar Airways’ first ever passenger flight to Portugal landed at Lisbon Airport on Monday 24 June 2019, as the airline ... Read More

With 71 new jet deliveries, TAP Air Portugal launches new Chicago, San Francisco & Washington, DC flights
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With 71 new jet deliveries, TAP Air Portugal launches new Chicago, San Francisco & Washington, DC flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 31, 2019

TAP Air Portugal just added the 100th aircraft to its fleet, an Airbus A330neo, as the carrier prepares to inaugurate ... Read More

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Organizing the rape of children: A lucrative tourism business for former Israeli soldier

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 26, 2019

Tourists travel to Colombia often loo0king for drugs and to rape children. This is a  very dark side of tourism. ... Read More

What is the most important prize in Chinese international tourism?
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What is the most important prize in Chinese international tourism?

editor editor- May 18, 2019

by Apolónia Rodrigues, special to eTN The Chinese Tourist Welcome (CTW) Award issued a Bronze prize in the Innovation category ... Read More

28 killed in Portugal bus crash, many German tourists
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28 killed in Portugal bus crash, many German tourists

editor editor- April 17, 2019

A bus reported to be carrying tourists, including many from Germany, crashed on the island of Madeira in Portugal, killing ... Read More

55.9 million travelers: Passenger traffic in Portuguese airports up 5.8%
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55.9 million travelers: Passenger traffic in Portuguese airports up 5.8%

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019

Portuguese airports traffic increased by 6.2% in the first quarter of the year to over 11 million passengers, compared to ... Read More

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda
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UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal cuts the ribbon for its first A321LR
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TAP Air Portugal cuts the ribbon for its first A321LR

editor editor- April 5, 2019

Lisbon-based TAP Air Portugal has taken delivery of its first of twelve A321LRs on order, becoming the first airline to ... Read More

Thank you for flying TAP Air Portugal: Welcome to Tel Aviv
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Thank you for flying TAP Air Portugal: Welcome to Tel Aviv

editor editor- April 2, 2019

Israel has about 9 million inhabitants and annually receives more than 4 million visitors. TAP Air Portugal landed its inaugural ... Read More

Boston-Logan Airport: New international routes
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Boston-Logan Airport: New international routes

editor editor- April 2, 2019

The last 24 hours have brought 2 new international flights to Boston Logan International Airport, thanks to Delta joint venture ... Read More

Love to travel? Like to eat? Why Portugal should be on your bucket list
Culinary Travel News

Love to travel? Like to eat? Why Portugal should be on your bucket list

editor editor- March 22, 2019

The gastronomy scene in Portugal is booming with the food scene finally stepping out of the shadow of Spain. While ... Read More

Tourism Safety Portugal: Madeleine McCann Disappearance and Netflix Outrageous Revelation
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Tourism Safety Portugal: Madeleine McCann Disappearance and Netflix Outrageous Revelation

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 17, 2019

How much worse can it get for the Portugal travel and tourism industry? What can a beach destination do to regain ... Read More

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