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2019/06/26

Algarve events guide for July 2019


Going to the Algarve during the month of July 2019? 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 Map

TAP begins flights to Washington DC

Portuguese airline completes series of new route launches to North America this year:


- First direct TAP flight between Lisbon and Washington-Dulles is in the air- Five flights a week between Lisbon and Washington
- Fourfold in 16 of crease in the number of North American destinations served


Last 16th of June 2019, TAP flight TP231 left Lisbon, launching the direct service between the Portuguese capital and Washington DC. This is the last of three American destinations the Portuguese airline has launched this summer.

The new direct route between Portugal and Washington-Dulles consolidates the airline’s commitment to the North American market and enhances the growth it has recorded so far. 

Flights between Lisbon and Washington DC, will operate five times a week, leaving Lisbon at 16:30 and arriving at Dulles at 19:40 local time. The flights then leave Washington at 22:40, arriving in the Portuguese capital at 10:50 the next day. 

On 1 June, TAP launched its service to Chicago, then on 10 June – Portugal Day – it began operating flights between the Portuguese capital and San Francisco. The launch of these three new routes to the USA was completed on June 16 with the inaugural flight between Lisbon and Washington DC.

The airline will launch flights to another five new destinations this summer: to Conakry and Banjul from Lisbon, and to Brussels, Lyon and Munich from Porto. With these new routes, the TAP network will grow to 91 cities in 37 countries. 


2019/06/25

Qatar Airways Touches Down in Lisbon for the First Time

Qatar Airways’ first ever passenger flight to Portugal landed at Lisbon Airport on Monday 24 June 2019, as the airline adds to its rapidly expanding European network. Operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, flight QR343 was greeted with a water cannon salute on arrival.




Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said
“We are delighted to launch direct services to Lisbon, the latest addition to Qatar Airways’ rapidly expanding European network. Lisbon is renowned for its extensive history and culture, boasting a rich artistic and gastronomic heritage. We look forward to welcoming business and leisure travellers alike on board so that they may experience this vibrant destination, one of the oldest capitals in Western Europe. 
The new route confirms our commitment to the Portuguese market and will provide passengers travelling from Lisbon access to Qatar Airways’ extensive global route network of more than 160 destinations around the world.”
The new daily direct services to Lisbon will be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner, with 22 seats in Business Class and 232 seats in Economy Class. 
It will be operated seven times weekly services in summer 2019 and five times weekly service in winter 2019/2020.
The service opens up a world of connectivity for Qatar Airways customers travelling from Lisbon to destinations across Africa, Asia and Australia, such as Maputo, Hong Kong, Bali, Maldives, Bangkok, Sydney and many more.
Lisbon has also joined Qatar Airways’ air freight network, with the carrier’s cargo arm offering a total capacity of 70 tonnes to and from Portugal each week, and a direct connection to destinations in Europe, the Middle East and the Americas via Doha. 
Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA) to more than 160 destinations worldwide.  

For further information contact:
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2019/06/11

Portugal awarded again Europe's Leading Destination in the World Travel Awards, Europe's 2019 Ceremony

The 26th edition of the European World Travel Awards for 2019 was held in Madeira, at Belmond Reid's Palace, last 8th of June 2019, and Portugal won 27 European awards, plus 15 in the country category/Portugal, making a total of 42 awards.

Portugal was rated “Europe’s Leading Destination” and Lisbon Europe’s Leading City Break Destination” for the third year in a row. Lisbon was also considered “Europe’s Leading Cruise Port” for the fourth time in a row. For the sixth time the Algarve was chosen as the “Leading Beach Destination”, an award it has already won in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, such as Madeira that was chosen as the “Europe’s Leading Island destination”, an award it has already won in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. 
To these distinctions, we can add that of the Institute of Tourism of Portugal, deemed to be “Europe’s Leading Tourist Board". It should be noted that in 2019 Portugal was represented with more than 140 nominations, in 70 different categories. 
These were the 27 awards attributed to Portugal:
Europe's Leading Tourist Board 2019

Europe's Leading Destination 2019

Europe's Leading Beach Destination 2019
Europe's Leading Island Destination 2019

Europe's Leading City Break Destination 2019
Europe's Leading Cruise Port 2019

Europe's Leading City Tourist Board 2019
Europe's Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2019

Europe's Leading Tourism Development Project 2019

Europe's Responsible Tourism Award 2019
Europe's Leading Airline to South America 2019

Europe's Leading Airline to Africa 2019

Europe's Leading Inflight Magazine 2019

Europe's Leading River Cruise Company 2019

Europe's Leading Business Hotel 2019

Europe's Leading MICE Hotel 2019
Europe's Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2019

Europe's Leading Beach Resort 2019

Europe's Leading Design Hotel 2019

Europe's Leading Boutique Hotel 2019
Europe's Leading Lifestyle Resort 2019

Europe's Leading Luxury Hotel & Villas 2019

Europe's Leading Resort Villas 2019

Europe's Most Romantic Resort 2019

Europe's Leading Island Resort 2019

Europe's Leading Luxury Lifestyle Resort 2019
Europe's Leading Boutique Hotel Operator 2019


Besides the Europe awards, Portugal also won 15 awards in the country category/Portugal, here is the list:
Portugal's Leading Boutique Hotel 2019

Portugal's Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2019

Portugal's Leading Business Hotel 2019

Portugal's Leading Conference Hotel 2019

Portugal's Leading Car Rental Company 2019

Portugal's Leading Family Resort 2019

Portugal's Leading Design Hotel 2019

Portugal's Leading Destination Management Company 2019

Portugal's Leading Green Hotel 2019

Portugal's Leading Hotel 2019

Portugal's Leading Hotel Residences 2019

Portugal's Leading Hotel Suite 2019

Portugal's Leading Resort 2019

Portugal's Leading Serviced Apartments 2019

Portugal's Leading Villa Resort 2019


Created in 1993, the World Travel Awards recognition the work done in the area of the tourist industry worldwide in order to stimulate competitiveness and quality in tourism. The nominees are selected on a worldwide scale by thousands of industry sector professionals who choose their favorites every year.

2019/06/03

Algarve events guide for June 2019


Going to the Algarve
 during the month of June?
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 Map

June 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 June. "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/
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