Portugal Tourism News

Starwood reveals plans for W Algarve

Starwood reveals plans for W Algarve

11th Nov 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

Starwood Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, has announced it will open W Algarve in 2018 on Portugal’s stunning sun-kissed Algarve coast. Developed in partnership with Nozul Algarve, the vibrant oceanfront oasis will overlook the breath-taking coastline and the beckoning waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Lisbon takes top title at World Travel Awards

Lisbon takes top title at World Travel Awards

Lisbon has been named Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination by the World Travel Awards. These accolades, announced at the Europe Gala Ceremony held in Sardinia, honour the quality of services and the facilities for cruise passengers available in the sunny Portuguese capital. Paula Oliveira, executive director of Turismo de Lisboa, said: “We are extremely proud to have received these two new awards for our city.”

Ryanair extends Aberdeen schedule with new Faro flight

Ryanair extends Aberdeen schedule with new Faro flight

25th Sep 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Ryanair is extending its Aberdeen summer 2017 schedule with a new route to Faro. The new departure is in addition to the low-cost carrier’s two already announced new routes to Alicante and Malaga. Ryanair head of communications, Robin Kiely, said: “We are pleased to extend our Aberdeen summer 2017 schedule with a new route to Faro, which will operate twice weekly in addition to our other new routes to Alicante and Malaga.”

TAP launches Portugal Stopover to international travellers

TAP launches Portugal Stopover to international travellers

14th Jul 2016 Airline News Tourism News

TAP Portugal is introducing a Portugal Stopover, giving passengers the option of visiting two destinations, with a stay in Lisbon or Porto for up to three days during the same trip. Passengers flying on round trips starting in the UK and flying to the American continent, Brazil or Africa as the destination, and vice versa, will be able to enjoy the stopover.

Vintage House Hotel set for March opening in Douro Valley

Vintage House Hotel set for March opening in Douro Valley

25th Feb 2016 Hotel News

Visitors to Pinhão will be able to enjoy the best of the Douro Valley, the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, as the historic Vintage House Hotel reopens its doors in late March this year. Following its recent purchase, the hotel, which was built in the 19th century as a house and wine storage warehouse for the Taylor’s Port family, is undergoing a two-month refurbishment and will enable guests to experience the authentic heart of Portugal’s most famous wine region.

Sheraton Cascais Resort set for Portugal opening

Sheraton Cascais Resort set for Portugal opening

16th Feb 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

Starwood Hotels will bring the Sheraton brand to the upmarket resort town of Cascais in Portugal with the signing of the Sheraton Cascais Resort. Owned and managed by United Investments Portugal, the property will join the Sheraton brand on February 24th, 2016 under a franchise agreement with Starwood.

Cristiano Ronaldo signs boutique hotel deal with Pestana

Cristiano Ronaldo signs boutique hotel deal with Pestana

18th Dec 2015 Hotel News

One of the world’s best football players, Cristiano Ronaldo, and the largest international Portuguese hotel group, Pestana, have announced a joint partnership to launch four new boutique hotels. Dionísio Pestana, owner and chairman of Pestana Hotel Group, and Cristiano Ronaldo, who both hail from Madeira, acknowledge that this collaboration emerges from a great mutual empathy and trust. The joint venture, which is co-owned, by both Ronaldo and Pestana will be managed by The Pestana Hotel Group.

World Golf Awards signs Portugal Golf Membership as 2015 partner

World Golf Awards signs Portugal Golf Membership as 2015 partner

Visits to the UK in the first half of 2015 are 16.8 million, the highest recorded over the first six months of any year showing a five per cent increase over 2014. In addition, visits to the UK by overseas visitors are three per cent higher in the twelve months to June 2015 compared to the previous twelve month period at 34.9 million. In June the UK welcomed 3.23 million visitors, in line with the record set in June 2014.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Altis Belém Hotel & Spa, Portugal

Breaking Travel News investigates: Altis Belém Hotel & Spa, Portugal

14th Aug 2015 Focus

The Altis Belém Hotel & Spa is a five-star design Hotel located just a few steps from the Tagus River, in Doca do Bom Sucesso, the cultural and historic quarter of Belém, Portugal. Following the property’s nomination at the World Travel Awards, Breaking Travel News hers visits to see just what it is that has caught the eye of voters.