Destination/Portugal - Trendy Destination

Portuguese tourism authorities estimate a record 24 million visitors will arrive to the country this year. No wonder. Portugal’s offer of sights is diverse and rich ranging from nature reserves to religious destinations. Many however are worried about the pollution caused by the cruise ships and airports and suggest more eco-friendly policies.


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TOP 5 GORGEOUS DAY TRIPS FROM LISBON destination

TOP 5 GORGEOUS DAY TRIPS FROM LISBON

Alec Hills

According to data from the National Statistics Institute (INE), Portugal received 22.8 million tourists in 2018; Lisbon alone received 3.79 million visitors. The Algarve - with 30.2% of total overnight stays - and the Lisbon Metropolitan Area (AML) - with 25.9% - remained as the main destinations in the country. Lisbon is growing in popularity as a tourist hotspot over the past few years. The city has a vibrant vibe, stunning colonial architecture, accessible coastline, thrilling nightlife, and ...
RELIGIOUS TOURISM IS ATTRACTING MORE VISITORS religious

RELIGIOUS TOURISM IS ATTRACTING MORE VISITORS

Andrea Hausold

Portugal has temples, places of worship and religious festivals, which translate into tourist routes from north to south. Faith is an essential part of the holidays of many, both Portuguese and foreigners. They begin their journey when the climate is mild and the days are longer, walking the path of faith. Many pilgrims choose the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela as their destination. The Portuguese version of Camino de Santiago encompasses Lisbon, Coimbra and Oporto, but not all people s...
CRUISE SHIPS BRING A RECORD NUMBER OF TOURISTS IN LISBON AND GENERATE POLLUTION eco

CRUISE SHIPS BRING A RECORD NUMBER OF TOURISTS IN LISBON AND GENERATE POLLUTION

Gary Diskin

The new maritime terminal has reached record numbers of tourists in the Portuguese capital. But tourist prosperity also causes huge levels of pollution and health hazards, which the local government continues to ignore. Lisbon’s tourism enterprises are going through a fantastic period: revenues are rising with a boom of young Europeans constantly visiting the Portuguese capital, one of the most trending destinations in Europe. In the last five years, tourists have grown by 81%, reaching ...
ALGARVE TOURISM IS GROWING AGAIN statistic

ALGARVE TOURISM IS GROWING AGAIN

Theodore Slate

The tourism sector in the Algarve returned to positive figures in the first half of 2019, according to the National Statistics Institute (INE) of Portugal, with an increase of 7.9% in total revenue. There was also a 9.3% increase in the number of guests (2.17 million in total) and a 3.3% increase in overnight stays (8.62 million) compared to the same period in 2018. “The Algarve tourism results of this first semester are positive, mainly because they reflect growth in revenues above dema...