Portugal has been voted the World’s Leading Destination, at the 24th World Travel Awards, the first time that a European country has won the distinction. Portugal was also recognized as the World’s Leading Tourist Board, and World’s Leading Tourism Authority Website (for visitportugal.com). Read more →


After sweeping travel media accolades in 2017, how did Portugal do with American visitors this year? The numbers are impressive so far. If in 2016 the total number of American visitors in Portugal was 391,125 with overnights of 910,751, by October 1, 2017 they had already hit 522,653 visitors with 1,196,923 of overnights, which is 34% higher than last year’s results and four times higher than just 10 years ago. Read more →


Forget the day-after-Christmas sales at the local mall. Fly to Portugal where boutiques and stores will mark fine crafted items down by as much as 80 percent from January 7th to February 28th. Only 4 to 5 hours from the United States, Portugal is the closest European country to our shores. If you go at the right time, you can find tremendous values on all types of fine luxury items. Read more →