Between 21 November and 24 November
BEA World Festival
Between 27 November and 29 November
Visiting Porto and not going to the Port Wine Cellars is similar to going to Rome and missing the Pope.
Designed by architects Vitorio Gregotti and Manuel Salgado, next to the Jeronimos Monastery and Belém Tower, two icons of the Portuguese capital, the CCB area has a remarkable diversity of spaces.
Tips by Isabel Amaral – President of APOREP (Associação Portuguesa de Estudos de Protocolo)
To celebrate its 18th anniversary, Europalco gathered clients and friends.
By Nelson Carvalheiro was declared Travel Blogger 2014 for Europe at FITUR - Tourism Fair, in Madrid.
By Susanna Tocca, Managing director . AIM Portugal
By João Luís Moita, CEO, Citur
Two second places and a third one is the balance of another Portuguese participation in the European Best Event Awards (EuBea).
During the session, Carlos Brito, the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association for the Museum of Transport and Communications, highlighted the importance of the study to assess the real importance of the congress center in the Portuguese economy.
Miguel Velez is the new manager of Pestana Pousadas Group.
Azul - Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras wants to link Brazil to Europe from May 4th on nonstop flights to Lisbon.
# Portugal, Staff
The Portuguese agency BTrust has joined The Staffing Collective, an international network of agencies specialized in event implementation, staffing and entertainment already present in 32 countries.
The balance for the Portuguese agencies in this year's edition of the European Best Event Awardshas resulted in two winners, with a gold and a bronze award.
The Estoril Congress Centre (ECC) has just achieved Gold Certification with EarthCheck.
Thirty international tour operators specialised in the meetings industry area were invited by Porto Tourism Association (Associação de Turismo do Porto - ATP) to get to know and experience the destination's offer in this segment.
The Lisbon Congress Centre (CCL) received a major event dedicated to information technologies: ICT 2015 - Innovate, Connect, Transform.
The revelation was made by Nooch Homerossukhon, director of the Thai Convention Bureau Meetings and Incentives department, in the latest IT & CMA edition in Bangkok.
It's Vinicius Lummertz who grants it, in an interview with CNN TV channel in Quest Means Business program.
The Algarve Tourism Association (ATA), an organisation responsible for the region foreign tourism promotion, offers three new online tools which aim to strengthen the international communication of the "business tourism" product.
Turismo de Portugal (Tourism of Portugal) won the World Travel Awards 2015, known as the "Tourism Oscars" in the category of best European Official Tourism Agency (Europe's Leading Tourist Board).
Porto and the North Tourism Association (ATP) invited national and international journalists to participate in events such as Nos D’bandada in Porto, and Noite Branca (White Night) in Braga.
The Algarve Tourism Association (ATA) is taking the region, for the first time, to "Soccerex Global Convention 2015," a football business specialised event. The initiative aims to promote the destination and its potential to host sports events from the foreign market.
Less than two weeks before Rock in Rio hits its hometown, Rio de Janeiro, a virtual auction is announced that will give the opportunity for fans to purchase guitars autographed by international bands like Queen, Metallica, System of a Down, A-Ha, OneRepublic and De la Tierra.
Pestana Hotel Group climbs two positions and now ranks 125th in 2014 list of the largest hotel groups in the world, according to the annual list of Hotels Magazine.
Porto and the North region registered this year an increase of 17% in the number of foreign overnight stays over the first half of 2014, according to Porto Tourism Association (ATP).
The proposal of grouping municipalities into categories aims to facilitate the creation of public policies and adds objective requirements to invest in the sector.
Porto Tourism Association (ATP) intends to present the city and the North as a tourist destination with a diverse offering.
The six Brazilian cities that will be part of the Olympic Games 2016 are already confirmed.
The 2016 Olympic Games will take place from 5th to 21st August and the Olympic torch will go through more than 300 Brazilian cities.
Alfândega-Porto Congress Centre was considered "Best Meetings and Conference Centre – Europe" for the second time in a row, according to Business Destinations magazine, a quarterly publication, edited by American Express in partnership with Association of Corporate Travel Executives.
Monuments, castles, landscapes. Altogether there are 57 sites that can be visited virtually from Google or Google Maps.
# Brazil, Culture
Culture has been drawing many tourists, domestic and foreign, to various parts of Brazil.
Between 8th and 25th July
A study by the Brazilian Hotel Operators Forum (FOHB) points out that this sector plans to invest around € 3.6 billion over the next six years.
# Brazil, Convention Bureau
German Heiko Obermüller took over the commercial direction of Ilhabela Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Brazil celebrated, on 24th March, the symbolic date of 500 days to the start of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
From April 17th to 19th
PortoBay Liberdade is the new five star hotel by PortoBay group.
# Portugal, Convention Bureau
There are five new members in the European National Convention Bureaux, including Portugal.