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The packages are described as opportunities for “unique cultural and gastronomic experiences” and feature visits to wineries, markets and salting facilities to show the range of Portuguese products.
Portugal’s secretary of state for tourism said measures to combat unregistered accommodation would be unveiled in the next few weeks.
Foreign pensioners will become exempt from paying income tax from January 2013, a measure initially introduced in 2009 but which the fiscal administration refused to apply after “raising doubts” about its clarity, Luis Leon from Deloitte told PDV.
After years of flocking to the Algarve, British tourists seem to have finally discovered the rest of Portugal, with the north but especially the Alentejo registering an expressive increase in Brit holidaymakers, as Filipe Silva, head of the Portuguese National Tourist Office in London, told PDV after the World Travel Market.
By Célia Pedroso
Extreme wind conditions and severe weather left a trail of damage and several injured in the Algarve. Lagoa and Silves were the worst hit areas and the weather office said the bad weather could continue for several more hours.
The prestigious World Travel Awards 2012 acknowledged the Algarve as Europe’s top beach destination, and Portugal as Europe’s top golf destination.
Tolls on motorways that used to be free for the users, known as SCUT, will be cheaper, but the new system will do away with discounts and exemptions for locals.
According to the Algarve Hotel and Tourist Resort Association’s own figures, the fall in the numbers of Portuguese (10%) and Spanish (20%) visitors was offset by the rise in British (+16.1%) and Dutch (17.3%) tourists.
The motive for the early-morning incident is believed to stem from an argument amongst those inside the casino’s Black Jack disco. The police are currently investigating the incident.
PDV handpicks those must-see cultural events for the upcoming week around Portugal.