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Medical Tourism – a strategic bet

Health Cluster Portugal together with AICEP, Turismo de Portugal and APHP believe that in the next 3 years it will be possible to reach 100 million in revenue in the area of medical tourism.

Easter could be a sign of recovery in Tourism

The recovery of post-pandemic tourism has been positive despite the sector having been affected by the war in Ukraine, which the president of the Confederation of Tourism of Portugal, Francisco Calheiros, called a perfect storm. Expectations for Easter are optimistic and it could constitute a resumption of tourism at a time when the numbers […]

President of the Confederation of Tourism of Portugal asks the Government for “perfect measures” for Tourism.

The president of the Confederation of Tourism of Portugal, Francisco Calheiros, said that tourism is going through “a perfect storm” with the war scenario that shocked the world after the pandemic.

Portuguese airports registered an increase of 177% in January.

According to AICEP, national airports received 2.1 million people in January. This number is however 40% below the numbers recorded before the pandemic. Still, when compared to 2021, there is an improvement of 177%.

April 3th as a reference for the end of the few restrictions left from the pandemic.

  The mandatory use of masks inside establishments may fall in April, although several experts warn that the scenario can easily change. The trend points to the fulfillment of forecasts, that is, in April we can reach the level of dropping the mandatory masks. To achieve the much-desired total liberation it will be necessary that […]

Growth in overnight stays from foreign tourists

With a partial recovery of foreign tourism in Portugal compared to the pre-pandemic period, INE data reveal that the five outbound markets that provide the most overnight stays to national tourist accommodation are in rapid growth. Tourism from countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France and the Netherlands experienced double-digit growth […]

Tourism – 45% increase in overnight stays in 2021

In 2021, the tourism sector reached an increase of 39.4% compared to 2020 in the number of guests, reaching 14.5 million guests, which represented 37.5 million overnight stays (+ 45.2%). According to INE data, this growth in tourism was not enough to reach pre-pandemic numbers, as in 2019, there was […]


rural tourism in Portugal

Rural Tourism in Portugal plays an important role in the national economy, not only for its ability to “export inside” and boost economies, but also for the creation of jobs, promoting sustainability and generating income for other sectors of activity that benefit from Tourism. The rural tourism accommodation units, […]

How to get more customers through photography

A good first impression is essential and the AL image sells more than descriptions or areas. When someone likes what they see in the images, it is easier to make a reservation. Find out how: 1. Plan the photo shoot Define which rooms you want to photograph and the order. Do research on which are the best […]

AL containment zones: what are they and where are they?

With the objective of reducing tourist establishments in neighborhoods where their presence already has an excessive weight in relation to the total available residence, the City Councils of the main cities defined containment zones where they impose a maximum limit on AL licenses. This measure aims to protect the identity of the neighborhoods from gentrification and favor renting […]

Make your AL pet-friendly

It is always a concern for those who have pets where to leave them when going on vacation. The offer of accommodation that allows animals is limited, so this is an excellent opportunity to stand out and get more reservations. Find out how with our recommendations. 1. Cover a fee for pets […]

Transform your home into a Local Accommodation

Transforming your home into Local Accommodation for tourist leasing is an excellent option to earn extra income. In Portugal, it is estimated that the hosts obtain an extra income of 3,350 euros per year with short term rentals. 1. The property will have a greater advantage if the dwelling is located in Lisbon, Porto or Algarve, […]

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