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2018/09/12

SATA Airlines Azores Islands Pro 2018

Between the 18th and the 23rd of September, come and see the exhibitions of the world’s best surfers during the SATA Airlines Azores Islands Pro, which takes place in São Miguel, Azores.



This event is part of the World Qualifying Series of the Professional Surfers’ Association and has been classified as a Prime Event, which is the highest grade awarded in this sport. The setting that has been chosen for this tournament is the beach of Santa Bárbara, close to Ribeira Grande on the northern coast of São Miguel island, whose waves are greatly appreciated by the many aficionados of this sport.

TAP will fly from Lisbon to Tel Aviv, Dublin and Basel as of April 2019

TAP began on September 11th selling flights to the three new destinations that will start operating in April 2019: Tel Aviv, Dublin and Basel. 

The flights between Lisbon and Tel Aviv, in Israel, carried out in A321 Long Range equipment, with a capacity for 168 passengers, will be daily, departing from the Portuguese capital at 02:20pm and arriving in Israel at 09:30pm. From Tel Aviv, depart at 5:05am, arriving in Lisbon at 9:00am. 
 
For Dublin, TAP will offer two flights a day, departing from Lisbon at 7:05am and 02:00pm, and arriving at the capital of the Republic of Ireland at 9:50am and 04:45pm, from where they depart at 10:35am and 05:30pm, arriving at Humberto Delgado airport, in Lisbon, at 01:15pm and 08:10 pm. The route will be operated with A319 and A320 aircraft with capacity for 144 or 168 passengers. 
 
Between Lisbon and Basel will also be operated two daily flights in A319 and A320 equipment. Departures from Lisbon at 6:40am and 03:50pm, arriving in Basel at 10:20am and 07:30pm. On the return, departures from Basel at 11:05am and 08:15pm, which land in Lisbon at 01:00pm and 10:10pm. Basel airport is placed next to a tripartite border, serving simultaneously, beyond the swiss city of Basel, the cities of Mulhouse (France) and Freiburg (Germany).
 
With the inauguration of these three new routes, TAP will fly to a total of 91 airports, in 88 cities of 36 countries.
 
TAP also launched a new advertising campaign for the three new routes, with the claim “Here we go”, focused on digital channels.


Source: Tap Air Portugal

For the third time Oceanário de Lisboa was elected the 'Best Aquarium in the World' by TripAdvisor’s 2018 'Travellers' Choice

Oceanário de Lisboa is the world's best aquarium



For the third time Oceanário de Lisboa was elected the 'Best Aquarium in the World' by TripAdvisor’s 2018 'Travellers' Choice. With 33,854 reviews on the world's largest travel site, its overall rating is 4.5 out of 5.
Of all the reviews, 64% classify Oceanário de Lisboa as 'Excellent' and 27% as 'Very Good'. “Great experience for everyone", "very well organised, beautiful place", "unique experience" or "Best Aquarium I've ever seen!" are some of the comments written by visitors.
Oceanário de Lisboa, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, was elected the Best Aquarium in the World by TripAdvisor in 2015 and 2017. It is one of the most visited cultural spaces in Portugal, with over 23 million visitors from 185 different countries since it was opened. Last year, it received 1.3 million visitors, the best year ever.
The Oceanário de Lisboa team works daily on conservation and on blue literacy, and it is an international benchmark for knowledge of the ocean. In 2017 alone, Oceanário involved more than 168,000 children and adults in educational activities and funded 10 conservation projects for a total of 200,000 euros.

João Falcato, CEO of Oceanário de Lisboa, says: “We are honoured by the fact that our visitors continue to value our work and mission for the conservation of the Oceans. It is through our vast and dedicated team that we are able to provide a unique and unforgettable experience. Twenty years after the inauguration, being considered the world’s best aquarium is a reason for pride and motivation to continue to promote the ocean."
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, with more than 535 million evaluations and opinions. The Travellers' Choice Awards of the TripAdvisor travel portal highlight the best in the world, in keeping with the assessments of its users.

2018/09/07

Come practice your golf swing in Portugal

Playing golf in Portugal remains in the memories of all those who try it. And why? Excellent courses in stunning settings, a mild climate all year round and the friendly welcome given to golfers. 



It is difficult to find a better destination for a golfing holiday. Voted the World's Best Golf Destination by the World Golf Awards for the fourth year in a row (between 2014 and 2017), Portugal has a wide range of courses with characteristics to suit different levels of difficulty and different budgets.

There are some ninety courses throughout the country, of which 57 are 18-hole and 9 are 27-hole, with a range of layouts and major golfing challenges recognised by the most experienced golf professionals.


Many of the courses were designed by famous architects such as Robert Trent Jones Jr., Jack Nicklaus, Arthur Hills, Nick Faldo, Severiano Ballesteros, Henry Cotton, Rocky Roquemore and Arnold Palmer, the creator of the award-winning Victoria Golf Course, one of golf's flagship courses, where the Portugal Masters has been held since it was first staged in 2007. One thing they all share is their environmental quality and the harmonious way in which they blend into the natural surroundings.

The Algarve and the Lisbon coast are well-known destinations for more experienced players and have won several international awards. They host major competitions on the professional tours, as does Madeira with its mountain courses. In the Azores, there's also rustic golf that is played in a rural setting. But it was in Porto and the North that it all began, where Espinho, the second oldest course in mainland Europe, is located.

But the biggest challenge while you're playing is not to have your concentration broken by the beauty and light of the surrounding countryside. We have courses that overlook the sea flanked by cliffs and dunes with white sand. And others surrounded by lakes and mountains, where the perfumes of flowers and herbs blend and become impossible to distinguish one from the other.

And even though games can be relaxed or hotly contested, the encounter concludes at a table in the clubhouse, or the restaurant… to practise a "sport" at which the Portuguese excel: socialising.

Portugal Masters is back to the Algarve, from the 19th to the 23rd of September 2018

In September, the world’s greatest golfers will travel to Vilamoura to take part in Portugal Masters.

Considered to be one of the leading golf events, the Portugal Masters will take place in the Dom Pedro Victoria Golf Course, in the Algarve, on a course designed by the mythical player, Arnold Palmer, that alternates well-positioned bunkers with lakes and waterfalls, in a continuous challenge for players. 




With a guaranteed presence in the PGA’s European Circuit, Portugal Masters is sure to consolidate Portugal’s position as Europe’s finest golf destination.


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http://portugalmasters.pt
http://www.europeantour.com/PortugalMasters
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https://www.visitportugal.com/Algarve–the best golfing destination
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https://www.visitalgarve.pt/golf
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