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2019/03/21

March 2019 "Follow Me": Lisbon monthly tourist Guide for visitors

Before you visit Lisbon, check "Follow me Lisboa" and discover what´s happening in the Lisboa region during the month of March. "Follow Me Lisboa" is a monthly tourist Guide for visitors.

A bilingual guide in Spanish/English, and in Portuguese/French, it is a pocket-sized publication containing the main cultural and other events to interest to the tourist and a complete itinerary to museums, monuments, parks, gardens, hotels and restaurants.


Find more about Lisboa region at:
https://www.visitportugal.com/DiscoveringLisbon
http://www.visitlisboa.com/
- Brochure "Lisbon City Breaks"
- Brochure Lisbon: " A whole world to explore"

10 things to do and to see in Lisbon 

2019/03/20

Porto's Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport has won another award from the ACI – Airports Council International

©Ana - Aeroportos de Portugal
Porto Airport was one of the airports distinguished from ACI – Airports Council International, from among its peers, winning a very significant prize: best European airport in 2018, in the 5-15 million passenger category.

The award is given as part of the Airport ServiceQuality Survey (ASQ), the world-leading benchmarking programme in the Passenger Satisfaction Assessment – 2018 Airport Service Quality Survey (ASQ) Awards. The findings of the study are based on questionnaires filled in by passengers who, by doing so, express their opinions on 34 indicators relating to the services offered by airports: the quality of the services, waiting times, courtesy of staff, cleanliness of the facilities and comfort.
In 2017, the Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport, which is managed by ANA/VINCI Airports, was voted second best in Europe in the over two million passengers a year category. Boasting excellent accessibility, the airport offers exemplary service and direct flights to 79 cities.


"We were proud to learn that we had once again been chosen by our passengers as one of Europe's best airports. This is our 13th award in the last 13 years, consolidating
Porto Airport as offering the highest levels of international excellence. This is a sign of ANA network's successive investments in an ongoing effort to continuously improve the quality of our passenger service.In 2018, our passenger numbers rose to 11.9 million, a year-on-year growth of 10.7%," said Thierry Ligonnière, Chief Executive Officer of ANA Aeroportos de Portugal.

The ACI – Airports Council International is the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI Europe accounts for more than 646 members who operate 1960 airports in 176 countries. Since its instigation in 2006, the ACI/ASQ Survey has become the world-leading benchmark in airport passenger satisfaction, with more than 388 participating airports in 91 countries. Its scientific methodology, rigorous quality control procedures and commitment to impartiality have earned it the recognition of the sector and established the ASQ Survey as the global standard for measuring passenger satisfaction in 47 languages.


The ASQ Survey is the only global airport survey based on measuring passenger satisfaction while the passengers are in the airport. Around 640,000 passengers are surveyed annually prior to boarding their flights, being asked to rate their satisfaction with the airport's services.


The ACI monitors the participating airports regularly to ensure compliance and to validate the findings.


Find more information about Porto Airport and Porto at:

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Porto Airport Contacts
- Porto Airport Website
Porto in a few days 
Porto by night 
Porto Top 10 
Porto - Accessible Tour

Source:
Ana - Aeroportos de Portugal

Algarve events guide for March 2019

Going to the Algarve during the month of March? So discover here what’s happening in the Algarve region.

The Algarve is known for its beachesnatural landscapes, bars and golf courses. And for its restaurants, hotels, monuments, and of course, for entertainment.
The offer of entertainment destination is diversified and includes events of public and private partners that invite you to enjoy emotions and traditions, sounds and regional flavors, that the Algarve Tourism organizes in this guide leaflet.

Find more information about the Algarve at:
Algarve Region
Algarve Map

2019/02/19

Porto will become Emirates' second destination in Portugal after its capital, Lisbon

Emirates announced last 19th February,  that it will launch a four times weekly service between Portugal’s second largest city, Porto, and Dubai, from 2 July 2019.
Porto will become Emirates’ second destination in Portugal after its capital, Lisbon, which the airline currently serves with two flights a day. The flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in a three class cabin configuration, offering eight private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 310 spacious seats in Economy Class.
The flight between Dubai and Porto will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and depart Dubai as EK197 at 0915hrs and arrive in Porto at 1430hrs. The return flight, EK198, will depart Porto at 1735hrs and land in Dubai at 0415hrs the next morning. 
Situated along the coast and on the Douro River, Porto is world famous for its Port wine production and historical city centre, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Besides offering a rich cultural heritage and variety of tourist attractions, Porto is also an important trade and industrial city, attracting business travellers.
“Porto is currently enjoying increased levels of tourism, which is also reflective of the growth in the number of visitors to Portugal as a whole. The introduction of this new flight, along with our twice daily Lisbon service, will help meet this growing demand from both leisure and business travellers, as well as provide them with more choice, flexibility and connectivity when travelling to and from Portugal,” said Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline.
Source: Emirates

2019/02/15

European Cycle Tourism Week 2019

At the end of June, Portugal will host the European Cycle Tourism Week, a major event promoted by the European Cycling Federation, represented in Portugal by the Portuguese Cycling Federation (Federação Portuguesa de Ciclismo).



In 2019 Belmonte will be the base for this event, whose purpose is to promote leisure cycling, unhurriedly and without races, where the intention will be to discover the extensive region of Historic Villages showing Portugal as an important destination for those who like cycling, whether professional or not.

All week long, there will be three daily rides - short, medium and long - which will start and finish in Belmonte; 10 in-line routes to the Historic Villages furthest away; 2 harder challenges including mountain stretches and long distances, and 1 GPC [‘Grande Percurso de Cicloturismo’], a Long Cycle Touring Route of the Historic Villages, covering about 600 km.

In addition to the rides there will be another programme with activities for children and tours of the Historic Villages.


Find more information at:
http://sect2019.fpciclismo.pt/en/
https://www.facebook.com/sect2019/
https://www.instagram.com/xvsemaineeuropeenne/
https://www.youtube.com/ Semaine Européenne de Cycloturisme 2019

2019/01/30

February 2019 "Follow Me": Lisbon monthly tourist Guide for visitors

Before you visit Lisbon, check "Follow me Lisboa" and discover what´s happening in the Lisboa region during the month of February. "Follow Me Lisboa" is a monthly tourist Guide for visitors.

A bilingual guide in Spanish/English, and in Portuguese/French, it is a pocket-sized publication containing the main cultural and other events to interest to the tourist and a complete itinerary to museums, monuments, parks, gardens, hotels and restaurants.


Find more about Lisboa region at:
https://www.visitportugal.com/DiscoveringLisbon
http://www.visitlisboa.com/
- Brochure "Lisbon City Breaks"
- Brochure Lisbon: " A whole world to explore"

10 things to do and to see in Lisbon 

Algarve Events Guide for February 2019


Going to the Algarve
 during the month of February? So d
iscover here what’s happening in the Algarve region.

The Algarve is known for its beachesnatural landscapes, bars and golf courses. And for its restaurants, hotels, monuments, and of course, for entertainment.
The offer of entertainment destination is diversified and includes events of public and private partners that invite you to enjoy emotions and traditions, sounds and regional flavors, that the Algarve Tourism organizes in this guide leaflet.


Find more information about the Algarve at:Algarve Region
Algarve
Algarve Brochure
- Brochure Algarve, Ideas & Inspirations Algarve Guides
Algarve Map
Program Algarve 365