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2020/01/29

Algarve events guide for February 2020


Going to the Algarve during the month of February 2020? 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
Algarve Brochure
- Brochure Algarve, Ideas & Inspirations 
Algarve Guides
Algarve Map
365 Algarve

TAP is the european airline with the best Economy Class according to the North American publication’s 10Best

© Tap Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal has the best Economy Class in Europe and is among the 10 best worldwide, according to a selection made by readers of US newspaper USA Today, who voted to include the Portuguese Airline in the 10Best 2020 awards.
 
The 10 winning airlines in the 10Best 2020 “Best Economy Class” category are:
1. American Airlines; 2. AirAsia; 3. Delta Air Lines; 4. Southwest Airlines; 5. JetBlue; 6. TAP Air Portugal; 7. Emirates; 8. Singapore Airlines; 9. Virgin Atlantic; 10. Cathay Pacific.



Nominations for this award were picked by a panel of experts from the USA TODAY 10Best Readers Choice Awards and the votes were submitted online by readers.
 
The site 10Best.com attracts an average of five million readers per month and was acquired by the USA Today newspaper in 2013.
 
This award is yet another acknowledgement of the success of TAP’s major investment in North America. TAP is the European airline that has grown the fastest in the United States in recent years. 
 
The Airline has quadrupled its number of North American destinations compared with 2015, when it only flew to Newark and Miami. Currently, the airline offers 8 destinations in total: Newark, Miami, Boston, Toronto, New York/JFK, Chicago, San Francisco and Washington D.C., and is preparing to open another: Montreal. In addition, weekly direct flights between Porto and Newark have been significantly increased. And soon there will also be a direct flight between Ponta Delgada and Boston.
 
In terms of the total number of flights per week, TAP has quintupled its North American operation in just five years. 16 flights per week were taking place in the summer of 2015; in the summer of 2020, a total of 832 weekly flights to North America will be available.
 
In 2019, the Airline transported more than a million passengers on all North American routes combined, an increase of 250 percent since 2015.
 

2020/01/27

Until the 5th of February, vote for Cascais! Nominated for the European Best Destination 2020 competition.


You are invited again to select the European Best Destinations for 2020! They are 20 tourist destinations selected and Portugal is running with Cascais. 
Cast your vote until 5 Feb. 2020 at: vote.ebdest.in

Why voting for Cascais? 
Located in the Lisbon Coast, Cascais boasts a perfect location, just two steps away from the capital city and its international airport and other must-sees locations such as Sintra (UNESCO Heritage Site), Ericeira (World Surfing Reserve) and Mafra (the Royal Palace, the basilica, the convent that are UNESCO Heritage Site and the National hunting Grounds). 

With its mild year-round climate, the Cascais and Estoril Coast offers a surprising variety of landscapes and attractions, combining a wide range of offers in a unique destination. From pure leisure to business, golf, sun, sea and water sports, it simply has it all and offers a new definition of the concepts of eco- and activity based tourism.



No need to register, one click and your vote is in ;)
https://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/european-best-destinations-2020/


Find more information at:
Vote for Cascais
https://www.europeanbestdestinations.com/Cascais
Cascais and the Estoril Coast
https://www.visitportugal.com/Cascais
https://www.visitcascais.com/cascais
https://www.facebook.com/Welcome.cascais.live
https://www.instagram.com/visit_cascais/

https://www.youtube.com/EstorilLive
https://www.flickr.com/photos/estorilive/
https://www.linkedin.com/company/cascais-convention-bureau/

2020/01/16

Algarve wins Best Golf Destination in Continental Europe for the fourth year running by Today’s Golfer Travel Awards

The Algarve has kicked off 2020 in style with yet more success at the Today’s Golfer Travel Awards. It’s a remarkable ninth title for the Portuguese golfing hotspot since the launch of the awards in 2011, as it secured the crown of Best Golf Destination in Continental Europe for the fourth year running. 

Readers of the popular publication cast their votes in their thousands in this year’s awards, and the sun-drenched region, which boasts 43 fabulous courses, claimed the top prize as Europe’s leading golf destination once again. 

Today’s Golfer Courses and Travel Editor Kevin Brown said: “Congratulations to the Algarve again on another richly-deserved victory in our Travel Awards. The Algarve has so much to offer both on and off the course. It’s such a magical all-round package and no wonder golfers revisit time and time again

Quinta da Ria Golf Course - @Algarve Tourism Bureau

“It is the fourth year in a row it has been voted as the number one destination and is clearly as popular as ever with our readers.”

Maria Manuel Delgado e Silva, Algarve tourism golf product manager, said: “It’s a wonderful start to 2020 to have been voted as Best Golf Destination in Continental Europe by the readers of Today’s Golfer. It is a source of huge pride to everyone in the industry to receive this recognition once again from our UK guests and our thanks go to those who took the time to vote for us.

 “It is always an enormous team effort and we would like to show our gratitude to everyone who played their part in achieving this award. There are so many unsung heroes working in our industry in the Algarve and everyone plays their part in delivering the highest standards possible.”

The Algarve has become a serial winner within the golf industry in recent times and has continued that tradition after also adding the IAGTO Worldwide Golf Destination of the Year for 2020 to the trophy cabinet at the IGTM in October

Achievements of the Algarve in the Today`s Golfer Annual Travel Awards:
-  Best Golf Destination in Continental Europe Award (2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017)
-  Best Value Destination in Continental Europe Award (2018 | 2017 | 2015 | 2013 |2012)

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Don´t miss until the 12th of July, another edition of the Festival "Terras sem Sombra”, in Alentejo

Come and enjoy the best of sacred music being played at some of the most beautiful monuments in the Alentejo, while delving into the region’s traditions and historical roots.


Besides providing a showcase for the talent of internationally recognised composers, musicians and performers, the “Terras sem Sombra” Festival is one of the most important sacred music festival in Portugal, and also offers visitors a chance to get to know some of the churches that form part of the Alentejo’s monumental heritage.

With music as its central theme, the festival also includes thematic lectures and conferences, guided tours, and activities designed to promote the arts and culture, as well as a series of parallel activities, such as nature conservation and the protection of biodiversity.


Find more information at:
- Download the Program here 

http://festivalterrassemsombra.org/
https://www.facebook.com/terrassemsombra/
https://twitter.com/fterrasssombra
https://www.youtube.com/user/terrassemsombra

2020/01/13

Lisbon, European Green Capital 2020

Lisbon European Green Capital 2020: "Choose to evolve"
The European Commission awarded Lisbon the European Green Capital Award, an award that the Portuguese capital will bear throughout 2020.

This is the first time that a capital in southern Europe has been distinguished under this initiative. Previously, the distinction was mainly up to cities in northern Europe. In the opinion of the selection jury, Lisbon has now been welcomed due to significant progress towards environmental sustainability achieved in recent years and the ambitious programs defined for the future in five key areas: Energy, Water, Mobility, Waste and Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity.


Of intelligent urban involvement, green growth and eco-innovation, alternative mobility, sustainable land use, adaptation to climate change and treatment of municipal waste were the areas considered as the strengths of Lisbon application, among the twelve indicators analyzed. 
But it is the ambitious commitments made by the city that make a difference, and for which the municipality will mobilize resources and wills, in a process participated that aims to involve public and private entities and all citizens. 
The agenda of events provides for exhibitions and important international conferences, welcomed by the various partners of the initiative, such as the National Museum and Natural History and Science of the University of Lisbon, the Pavilion of Knowledge Ciência Viva, the Academy of Sciences, the Oceanarium, the Electricity Museum, the MAAT, the Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, the Centro Cultural de Belém, facilities of EPAL and the Water Factory in Alcântara, the Gare Marítima de Alcântara, among many others.
At the same time, educational programs are taking place for students from schools, from primary to university education, and initiatives that aim to involve different audiences.
The massive tree planting, which takes place every month, will involve citizens in environmental design to make Lisbon a sustainable city, ready to face the climate challenges of the future.
Source: lisboagreencapital2020.com; ec.europa.eu 

2020/01/08

Untill the end of January 2020, don´t miss the surfing contest Capítulo Perfeito

The Perfect Chapter (Capítulo Perfeito ) is a surfing contest that takes place on the best day of the Portuguese winter at CarcavelosBeach

Sixteen surfers are chosen by the public through an online vote, choosing the best national and international surfers in barreling waves. 

The event will take place in January 2020 at Carcavelos beach. Not to be missed!

 

Aimed at surfers who dedicate their lives to the search for perfect barreling waves, this competition attracts participants from all over the world in dispute for the title of the best surfer in perfect conditions. The contest is evaluated by a group of specialists who will select the surfer who fully dominates the main maneuver of the event - the "barrel" - and takes place only when the conditions are perfect for it. In other words, when there are waves between 2 and 3 meters, barreling, with offshore wind, left and right.

Find more information at:Website: https://www.capituloperfeito.com/

2020/01/07

January 2020 "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  January "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 Region"
- Brochure "Lisbon City Breaks"
- Brochure Lisbon: " A whole world to explore"
10 things to do and to see in Lisbon