Articles tagged “portugal”

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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.

4 years 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.

4 years 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.

4 years 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.

4 years 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.

5 years ago

New Data Deck: State of Travel 2015, Europe

New Data Deck: State of Travel 2015, Europe

Rafat Ali, Skift

From overarching trends to the ever-increasing impact of mobile and online technology — and offering a deep look at what’s happening in every critical travel vertical — this is the state of the travel industry in Europe in 2015.

5 years ago

Travelers in Portugal Prepare for 4 Days of Train Strikes

Travelers in Portugal Prepare for 4 Days of Train Strikes

Associated Press

Another description of this action could be "Portuguese rail workers would like to have a long Easter weekend at home."

5 years ago

Portugal’s Coveted Golden Visa Program Under Scrutiny After Corruption Claims

Portugal’s Coveted Golden Visa Program Under Scrutiny After Corruption Claims

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

Offering EU residency for the price of a very nice vacation home has always appealed to us. Unfortunately it appealed too much to the weaker instincts of politicians.

5 years ago

Destinations Have Mixed Success Turning Celebrities Into Tourism Influencers

Destinations Have Mixed Success Turning Celebrities Into Tourism Influencers

Beth Harpaz, Associated Press

Influencers should matter to the visitors a destination is trying to reach, not locals. Another good rule? Never, ever hire Tori Spelling.

5 years ago

Portuguese Leaders Say It Would Be a Mistake to Kill Its ‘Golden Visa’ Program

Portuguese Leaders Say It Would Be a Mistake to Kill Its ‘Golden Visa’ Program

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

You can get EU citizenship if you have the cash for a really nice house? Where do we sign up (for both the citizenship, house, and cash)?

5 years ago

Tourists Swarming Into Lisbon Are Changing the Face of the City

Tourists Swarming Into Lisbon Are Changing the Face of the City

Henrique Almeida, Bloomberg

There's nothing good for destinations about unfettered tourism.

5 years ago

Lisbon Courts Cruise Lines in Anticipation of New Passenger Terminal

Lisbon Courts Cruise Lines in Anticipation of New Passenger Terminal

Aandrei Khalip, Reuters

Lisbon has a lot of potential to become a cruise hotspot, which would supplement its already growing tourism industry and further boost the local economy.

6 years ago