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Articles tagged “portugal”

Portugal Sees Tourism From the U.K. Staying Strong Despite Brexit Vote

Portugal Sees Tourism From the U.K. Staying Strong Despite Brexit Vote

Henrique Almeida , Bloomberg

It's a good sign for Portugal that British tourists are still coming despite the weaker pound; more investment and promotion to increase the destination's appeal should help that trend continue.

2 months ago

JetBlue Founder Neeleman Sees Turnaround at Brazil’s Azul and Portugal’s TAP

JetBlue Founder Neeleman Sees Turnaround at Brazil’s Azul and Portugal’s TAP

Fabiola Moura and Julia Leite, Bloomberg

While the world is focused on the Rio Olympics and Brazil's economic and political woes, Azul is quietly gaining ground from the back of the pack. The finish line, though, is still out of sight.

4 months ago

Fearing Terrorism, Europeans Look for Safer Vacation Destinations

Fearing Terrorism, Europeans Look for Safer Vacation Destinations

Henrique Almeida and Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

Fears about terrorism are understandable, but savvy travelers might want to avoid the crowds in Spain, Portugal and Italy and head to France and Turkey. That's where the deals are.

4 months ago

Britons Abroad Question Financial and Political Future After Brexit Vote

Britons Abroad Question Financial and Political Future After Brexit Vote

Barry Hatton and Diego Torres, Associated Press

From tourist to expat and then to the unknown status — the Brexit is just complicating everything now.

5 months ago

Spain and Portugal Struggle to Keep Up With This Year’s Tourism Influx

Spain and Portugal Struggle to Keep Up With This Year’s Tourism Influx

Barry Hatton and Alex Oller, Associated Press

Nobody loves a throng of tourists, but smart leaders in Iberia are turing to other city mayors and regional tourism leaders for advice on dealing with the influx.

6 months ago

Terror Fears Are Dramatically Shifting European Tourism Habits

Terror Fears Are Dramatically Shifting European Tourism Habits

Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

If trends persist, expect Spain and Portugal to post record tourism numbers for 2016.

7 months ago

Portugal Welcomed More Than 10 Million Tourists in 2015 for the First Time

Portugal Welcomed More Than 10 Million Tourists in 2015 for the First Time

Andrei Khalip, Reuters

Portugal just has to look next door for proof that tourism can help solve problems.

10 months ago

Portugal Decides It Can’t Let TAP Go and Buys Half of it for $2.1 Billion

Portugal Decides It Can’t Let TAP Go and Buys Half of it for $2.1 Billion

Associated Press

Considering that there was little interest from other suitors, it's a smart move by the country to make sure it's not in careless hands.

10 months ago

Chinese Who Bought Portugal Properties For Visas Are Fed Up With Empty Promises

Chinese Who Bought Portugal Properties For Visas Are Fed Up With Empty Promises

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

Portugal decided to mortgage its resident visas to foreign property buyers and now should make good on its promises.

11 months ago

Lisbon Residents Are Latest to Be Fed Up With Too Many Tourists

Lisbon Residents Are Latest to Be Fed Up With Too Many Tourists

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

Tourism is so very often a wonderful thing. But the damage it can do is so rarely understood, and the tourists who inflict the worst of it have absolutely no clue what they're doing.

1 year ago

Greece’s Tourism Troubles are Good News for Spain and Portugal

Greece’s Tourism Troubles are Good News for Spain and Portugal

Henrique Almeida, Maria Tadeo and Elco Van Groningen, Bloomberg

Greece has rarely been a bargain or a deal, which gives the Iberian destinations an edge.

1 year ago

It’s a Bad 10 Days to Be an Airline Passenger in Portugal

It’s a Bad 10 Days to Be an Airline Passenger in Portugal

Associated Press

Europe's legacy carriers are struggling with bloated executive ranks, over-compensated staff, last-gen airplanes, and competition from low-cost carriers. It will rarely end well for them.

2 years ago