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Lisbon selects Hume Whitehead for UK role

Lisbon selects Hume Whitehead for UK role

Turismo de Lisboa, the tourism body responsible for promoting the Portuguese capital, has appointed Hume Whitehead to handle its public relations activity in the UK following a competitive pitch. The agency will be responsible for raising the profile of Lisbon as a “must see” European city and highlighting the diversity of its attractions.

Portugal sells airport operator ANA to Vinci

Portugal sells airport operator ANA to Vinci

28 December 2012 Airline News

Portugal is set to beat privatisation revenue goals by selling domestic airport operator ANA to French construction firm Vinci. The deal, reportedly worth €3 billion, will set a world record for such transactions, according to the Portuguese government.

Elvas added to UNESCO World Heritage list

Elvas added to UNESCO World Heritage list

A small Portuguese city has been declared a new UNESCO World Heritage Site, bringing the total in the country to 13. The garrison border town of Elvas and its fortifications were added by the World Heritage Committee due to it being an “outstanding example of a garrison town and its dry-ditched bulwarked defence system, which developed in response to disruptions in the balance of power within 17th century Europe”.

Lisbon up for top honours at World Travel Awards

Lisbon up for top honours at World Travel Awards

Lisbon, one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan and fascinating cities, has been nominated in four categories at the 19th annual World Travel Awards, due to take place this October. The Portuguese capital has been nominated for awards in the following categories: Europe’s Leading Destination, Europe’s Leading City Break Destination, Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination and Europe’s Leading Cruise Port.

Are the Portuguese embracing the ‘staycation’ phenomenon?

Are the Portuguese embracing the ‘staycation’ phenomenon?

22 September 2011 Focus

The term ‘staycation’ may have been applied more liberally to people from the UK opting to stay and holiday at home, rather than head off to foreign climes, but it’s not solely a UK phenomenon it seems. A revealing report from the Portuguese National Statistics Institute (INE), showed that in comparison to 2010, residents of Portugal have travelled significantly less.

Uncovering the hidden Algarve

Uncovering the hidden Algarve

15 March 2011 Press Release Hotel News Tourism News

A new initiative from Vila Vita Parc will allow the resort’s guests to discover the real Algarve with a range of authentic experiences covering the history, culture, landscape, natural beauty, traditions, art, crafts and gastronomy of the region.