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Economical tips to warm up your AL this winter

When winter comes, it is already known that the electricity bill goes up. And it is not by chance! Heaters, air conditioners, electric fireplaces are turned on ... But there are some ways to heat the house without having to spend more electricity and at the same time being able to keep your Local Accommodation warm during the winter. Isolation Pay special attention […]

What cannot be missing in a Portuguese house | Decoration

Receiving foreign guests brings the opportunity to show them a little of what our country's culture is. And Portuguese culture is rich in historical decorative elements that characterize it. Would you like to include typical national decor in your Local Accommodation? This article will highlight 8 essential items for decorating a typical house […]

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Recovery Plan for your Local Accommodation | Covid-19

Are you an LA Manager? Start working today to design a recovery plan to manage your business in these tough times. Here are some of our recommendations.


Surveys in Local Accommodation

Local accommodation establishments can be inspected by ASAE, the competent city council and Turismo de Portugal IP

VAT breakfast

Breakfast at AL: How does VAT work?

When there is a meal service in the accommodation, VAT rates vary depending on how they are considered.

AL History

AL History: How it came about

With the growing tourist activity, local accommodation has emerged as an alternative for tourists looking for cheaper solutions.

HACCP: Local Accommodation

HACCP for Local Accommodation

Food and Beverages can be an integral part of a lodging business and a very relevant source of income.

QR code Clean Safe Stamp

“Clean & Safe” digital platform: QR CODE

One of the primary objectives of creating this platform is also to make it possible for tourists to assess the degree of confidence.


Could properties that are linked to LA activity be depreciated at the rate of 5%?

When this issue was raised, the Order of Certified Accountants came to give its technical opinion. Read it here!

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Social distance in sending data to SEF

With the features of the BA Direto platform it is possible to collect the data of foreign guests before the day of arrival.

When selling an AL to a new holder, does it have to be re-registered?

Imagine a Local Accommodation with an LA number already assigned, that same establishment is sold and the new owner intends to continue with the LA.

Local accommodation - Market offer

Turismo de Portugal has created a very useful tool for the Tourism sector, namely for local accommodation explorers.

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