The Holidays are a magical time of the year and in Portugal, the season has a special flavor. Everywhere streets are lit up, extravagant nativity scenes are recreated in some towns, and the pleasant winter temperatures allow people to enjoy time outside at Holiday fairs with attractions, or pop-up markets selling local cheeses, jams and other delicacies. Read more →


Portugal was anointed as the World’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards 2019, for the third year in a row. Turismo de Portugal won for the third time the title of World's Leading Tourism Board 2019 and Lisbon is the World's Leading City Break Destination 2019. Madeira Island is, for the fifth time in a row, the ‘Best Island Destination in the World.' Read more →


TAP Air Portugal is adding two new routes from North America in 2020, with nonstop service between Boston and Ponta Delgada, in the Azores, and between Montreal and Lisbon.  Both new routes will be operated with brand new Airbus A321LR aircraft and will launch by summer 2020. Read more →


Not that anyone needs a reason to go to Portugal in February anymore - but one good reason is Carnaval, a four-day celebration beginning February 19, 2020. Parades and pageants have been part of Carnaval celebrations throughout Portugal for centuries. But in Funchal, the warm and sunny capital of Madeira, Carnaval festivities are a big deal. Read more →