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TAP launches new branded fare concept for intercontinental flights

TAP Portugal has introduced a new branded fare structure aimed at offering customers more freedom of choice when purchasing tickets for intercontinental flights. Similar...

TAP Portugal now features Michelin stars onboard

TAP Portugal is collaborating with five Chefs with Michelin stars who, along with TAP’s cuisine consultant Chef Vítor Sobral, will introduce the “Taste the...

TAP Air Portugal chief warns of dangers of uncertainty in Europe

LISBON, Portugal - As Portugal battles to repay its bailout, one of the country's airline executives has warned of the dangers of uncertainty in a region desperate to regain its economic footing.

Portugal announces plans for biggest tourism investment in decade

LISBON, Portugal - Portugal's efforts to upgrade its tourism industry got a boost on Friday with the announcement of plans for a 92 million euro ($121 million) luxury resort whose backers say is the b

Portugal’s national airline to strike on March 21

LISBON, Portugal - Employees of Portugal's national airline TAP will go on strike on March 21-23, unions told the government on Monday, adding to growing protests against budget, pay and job cuts in t

Portugal President highlights importance of tourism on jobs and exports

The President of Portugal, Anibal Cavaco Silva, has highlighted the importance of tourism to the country’s jobs and exports on the occasion of the presentation of the UN World Tourism Organization (

New initiatives unveiled at the International Golf Travel Market

PORTUGAL (eTN) - A new partnership between the International Association of Golf Tour Operators (IAGTO) and the Golf Environmental Organization (GEO) was announced during the 15th edition of the Inter

first hotel in Portugal to earn the prestigious Green Globe re-certification

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced re-certification of the Inspira Santa Marta Hotel in Lisbon, Portugal.

Making the most of Madeira

Set like a sparkling emerald in an aquamarine quilt, Madeira nestles in the Atlantic Ocean 620 miles southwest of the European continent, about one-and-a-half hour’s flight time from Lisbon.

Estoril Congress Center earns Green Globe certification

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced certification of the Estoril Congress Center (ECC), located on the Estoril Coast in Portugal.

New Secretary-General takes office at International Transport Forum

Jose Viegas, a Portuguese national, has taken office as Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum.

Europe WTA set on a dramatic stretch of Portugal’s Atlantic coastline

LONDON, England - World Travel Awards (WTA), the “Oscars of the travel industry,” has announced that the new Conrad Algarve will host its Europe Ceremony 2012 on October 6, 2012.

Green Globe welcomes Green Growth as new Preferred Partner

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification today announced Green Growth as the new Preferred Partner for Portugal and Spain.

How the ongoing economic crises may impact international tourism

Despite the fact that the media have declared that the potential "default" crisis has been solved, tourism professionals would do well to pay careful attention and to analyze the numbers not by headli

Portugal celebrates 100 years of tourism in 2011

LISBON, Portugal (eTN) – The five-day Congress of the Centenary of the first Portuguese Tourism Office was a success, with over 700 participants attending the event from May 12 to 16.

British Airways adds sunshine routes from London City

CRAWLEY, England - British Airways is growing its route network at London City Airport with the launch of two new sunshine routes next summer.

Green Globe Certification appoints new partner SPA Balance Consulting SL in...

LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification announced the appointment of SPA Balance as its preferred partner to the spa and wellness sector in Spain and Portugal.

Destination news: Wonders never cease

LISBON, Portugal (eTN) - In tourism terms, drawing up a fresh list of the Seven Wonders of the World is a bit like reinventing the wheel.

In Portugal tourism is a matter of economics

Portugal’s tourism sector is represented by Bernard Luis Amador Trindade who could easily be mistaken for a movie star, but it is his Mediterranean charm, business intelligence, and political savvy

Seychelles and Portugal intensify anti-piracy partnership

Seychelles President James Michel has met for high-level talks with the Portuguese Minister of Defense Prof. Dr. Augusto Santos Silva at the State House this afternoon.

The reinvention of Vila Vita

Eight months after returning to his Portuguese roots to take up the post of chief executive officer at Vila Vita Portugal hotel group, responsible for the Vila Vita Parc resort in the Algarve and the

A spa deal not to be missed: luxurious Corinthia Hotel Lisbon...

The five-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon is offering a spa deal “specifically designed for the adventurous traveler.” The package includes a four-night Club Suite stay at the hotel, as well as three

Frantic search for survivors of landslide in Portugal

Forty-two people were killed over the weekend in Portugal when flash floods and landslides swept through hillside villages and coastal towns on the island of Madeira.

Azores Tourism stands firm

Notwithstanding a dip in visitor numbers this year, the Atlantic archipelago of the Azores is holding its own according to the region’s newly-appointed tourism chief, Miguel Cymbron, a man with a mi

Corinthia Hotel Lisbon hosts Sheikha Fariha Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

The five-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon had the honor of hosting Sheika Fariha Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah during her recent visit to Portugal to attend the 450th anniversary of the establishment of the U

Five-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon announces “Meet for Free” promotion in Portugal’s...

The five-star Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, which boasts the largest, most modern hotel conference facility in Portugal’s capital, announced a new “Meet for Free” promotion.

World Travel Awards announces line up for European event

Senior management and decision makers from Europe’s travel and tourism industry will gather at the five-star Marriott Praia D’El Rey on October 17 for a weekend of high-level networking and some s

Portugal wins more US tourists amid tough market conditions

Portugal’s tourism officials are saying their country is winning tourists, and they have the figures to prove it.

Portugal has cherished tourism and tourists since 1911

PORTUGAL (eTN) - It was in May 1911 that the Portuguese government created its first tourism department.

Salinas worth its salt with the tourists

SALINAS, Portugal - Shoveling drying salt in a pit under scorching sun while tourists and fellow villagers drink beer and look on from above may sound like a miserable experience, but not in Salinas,