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Sheraton Cascais Resort set for Portugal opening

Sheraton Cascais Resort set for Portugal opening

16 February 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

18 December 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

14 August 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.

Gatwick welcomes British Airways flights to Porto

Gatwick welcomes British Airways flights to Porto

13 August 2015 Airline News Tourism News

Gatwick is set to raise a glass to celebrate the start of British Airways’ new direct service to the Portuguese city of Porto. The city, famous for its fortified wine and UNESCO-protected city centre, will welcome the four times a week service from Gatwick starting February next year.

Portugal recognised by World Travel Awards

Portugal recognised by World Travel Awards

The Algarve has received a prestigious accolade recognising the region’s beach product as the best in Europe at the World Travel Awards ceremony in Antalya, Turkey. This year the Algarve was awarded the title of ‘Europe’s Leading Beach Destination’ for the second year running, while Portugal took the title of ‘Europe’s Leading Golf Destination’, with voters citing the wonderful golf infrastructure in the Algarve as a contributing factor.

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.