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Council suspends PDM to protect lagoon

Loulé council has suspended its municipal master plan (PDM) in a bid to stop development in the heart of the Almargem lagoon, described as...

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Portugal celebrates new tourism record: 21 million tourists in 2018

With the international travel press buzzing with features on Portugal, the news came in today that 2018 was another ‘record breaking year’...

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Pine Cliffs hosts ninth Winners’ Cup

Albufeira’s Pine Cliffs resort will host the ninth Winners’ Cup, described as “one of the most prestigious sporting events in the...

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Loulé Carnaval to be more “environmentally-friendly”

Loulé’s Carnaval festivities are returning between March 3 and 5 with a focus on being more sustainable and environmentally-friendly than...

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Countryside walks to see Algarve’s beautiful almond blossoms

Seeing the Algarve’s fields covered in the stunning white and pink of almond blossoms will be the main attraction of a series of walks...

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Loulé chocolate fair bigger than ever

Loulé’s chocolate fair, the event that chocolate lovers all over the Algarve have been waiting for, will be held at the municipal market...

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Pestana looks to hire 300 people

The Pestana hotel group wants to hire around 300 people in Portugal following its “three best years ever”. The group is holding several...

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Portimão welcomes more cruise passengers in 2018

Portimão port welcomed 36,786 cruise passengers in 2018, a 23% increase compared to the year before, even though the number of cruises...

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Portugal to have 170 new hotels by 2023

Up to 170 new hotels are slated to open in Portugal over the next five years, according to the real estate consultants Cushman &...

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‘Brexit be-jiggered’: Portugal stays open for business with UK “no matter what”

As the UK girds itself for yet another ‘cliffhanger’ week over Brexit, Portugal has sent out the message every expat in a state of...

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Record foreign investment in 2018 says AICEP

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that “2018 was the best year in terms of attracting direct foreign investment in Portugal...

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Brexit contingency plan to be debated in Portugal “on January 17”

With Brexit and dates still very much up in the air, Portugal’s parliamentary leaders have announced the country’s ‘plan for Brexit’ will...

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