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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

VIA Outlets to introduce their shopping destinations at World Travel & Tourism Council’s Global Summit

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2019

VIA Outlets – the newest and fastest growing owner operator of outlet shopping destinations in Europe – will introduce its ... Read More

The Bachelor travels to Portugal

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019

Visit Portugal and Visit Algarve are host destinations in the next episode of ABC’s The Bachelor. The episode will feature ... Read More

Budapest Airport sees Portuguese expansion with Ryanair

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 28, 2019

Budapest Airport can confirm that Ryanair, which has recently announced new routes to Bordeaux and Toulouse, will also commence its ... Read More

Inspira Santa Marta Hotel doing the right thing for 8th consecutive year

editor editor- February 28, 2019

Inspira Santa Marta Hotel is an award winning 4 star boutique green hotel located in the heart of Lisbon. Feng ... Read More

Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countries

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 25, 2019

Thanks to legal improvements for trans- and intersex persons as well as anti-hate crime initiatives, Portugal for the first time ... Read More

Emirates airline launches new service between Dubai and Porto

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 19, 2019

Emirates announced today it will launch a four times weekly service between Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, and Dubai, from ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal: Record 16 million passengers last year

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 1, 2019

TAP carried a total of 15.8 million passengers in 2018, an increase of 1.5 million over 2017, registering a growth ... Read More

New York, Thailand, Portugal and the Basque Country land at FITUR GAY (LGBT+)

editor editor- January 26, 2019

The gay segment, which makes up more than 10% of tourists worldwide, is responsible for almost 16% of total travel ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal triples its flights between Newark and Porto

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2019

TAP Air Portugal - the flag carrier airline of Portugal, will triple its flights between Newark and Porto starting June ... Read More

Romance is in the air for Valentine’s Day at five luxury Corinthia Hotels

editor editor- January 11, 2019

Corinthia Hotels' collection of five-star properties aim to make Valentine's Day a day and night to remember. Read More

New Year Spa days and stays at Corinthia Hotels

editor editor- January 2, 2019

From London to Lisbon, tempting spa days and stays at Corinthia Hotels are the perfect antidote to winter and will work ... Read More

TAP Air Portugal adds third new U.S. route for 2019

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 13, 2018

TAP Air Portugal will fly five weekly nonstop round-trips, year-round, between San Francisco and Lisbon from June next year. San ... Read More

Corinthia Hotels offers seasonal cheer

editor editor- December 10, 2018

The countdown is on to December 15, 2018, when luxury hotel collection Corinthia Hotels offers some seasonal cheer.  Read More

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon scoops World’s Leading City Hotel Award at World Travel Awards 2018

editor editor- December 3, 2018

Esteemed accolade is a testament to Corinthia Lisbon’s commitment to excellence, and dedication to craft the ultimate hotel experience. Read More

TAP Air Portugal beefs up flights to Lisbon from US

editor editor- November 29, 2018

TAP Air Portugal adds nonstop flights to Lisbon from Washington-Dulles & Chicago O’Hare Read More