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Portugal - Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards
18 Oct 17 | WTA 2017
Portugal - Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards
Portugal won the award for Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards, the most prestigious tourism awards, during a ceremony held in St. Petersburg, Russia. The fact that Portugal won this award for the first time is evidence of the progress Portugal has made in terms of visibility and prestige as a quality destination. Only during 2017 Portugal received more than 2,300 prizes and distinctions. The diversity of landscapes, (...)
 

International Museum Day 2017
03 May 17 | Museums Day 2017
International Museum Day 2017
On the 18th and 20th of May Portugal will be joining in the commemorations for International Museum Day and Museums at Night, along with many other countries around the world. The theme chosen for this year is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums”. As usual it invites us to think about the role of museums in local communities and society in general. Are museums places that harbour controversial stories? Will (...)
 

Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism on the International Day for Monuments and Sites 2017
Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism on the International Day for Monuments and Sites 2017
The 18th of April will see the celebration of another International Day for Monuments and Sites promoted by ICOMOS. This year the theme is “Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism”, which has inspired a diverse programme of activities involving historic monuments and sites around the country. Aimed at very different audiences - children, young people, adults, people with special needs, families and groups - visitors will be able to enjoy (...)
 

Parques de Sintra is the “World’s Leading Conservation Company”
19 Dec 16 | Parques de Sintra
Parques de Sintra is the “World’s Leading Conservation Company”
The company Parques de Sintra won the World Travel Award for the fourth consecutive time in the category of "World's Leading Conservation Company" at an official ceremony held in the Maldives in December. Parques de Sintra has once again been the only European nominee in this category amongst competitors from around the world. This distinction, which results from a vote cast by the general public and by tourism professionals, joins other (...)
 

Portugal wins more Michelin Stars in 2017
19 Dec 16
Portugal wins more Michelin Stars in 2017
In November the Michelin Stars 2017 were announced for Spain and Portugal. This year 21 restaurants were distinguished in Portugal (7 more than the previous year) and a total of 26 Michelin stars were awarded. Two new restaurants were awarded 2 stars, Ricardo Costa at Yeatman in Vila Nova de Gaia and Benoit Sinthon at Gallo d'Oro in Funchal, Madeira. The three restaurants that had previously been distinguished with 2 stars, maintained the (...)
 

Portugal, the World’s Best Golf Destination 2016
Portugal, the World’s Best Golf Destination 2016
For the third consecutive year, in 2016, Portugal was considered the World’s Best Golf Destination, at the 3rd edition of the World Golf Awards held at the Conrad Algarve Hotel. Portugal was also awarded the prize for Best European Golf Destination, a recognition that is repeated for the 3rd time consecutively. There are currently 91 golf courses in Portugal (of which 66 have 18 or 27 holes) and the Algarve is the region with the largest number (...)
 

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