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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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Delighted beachgoers watch as dolphins swim along Armação de Pêra beach

Lucky beachgoers enjoyed a sighting of around 15 dolphins at Armação de Pêra beach last Saturday. A two-minute video posted on YouTube...

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Landlords of empty buildings be warned: the government wants to impound them!

Abandoned homes and properties left “unjustifiably vacant” could temporarily pass into the hands of the State. This is the basis of...

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Renewable energies “supplied 52% of Portugal’s energy in 2018”

It’s a new record for Portugal: 2018 saw 52% of the country’s energy supplied by renewable sources, namely wind and hydroelectric power...

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Real estate sector: 2018 saw new companies “appearing like mushrooms”

With focus this week on trends and happenings through 2018, APEMIP – the association of real estate companies in Portugal –...

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TAP aims to grow 10-15% in 2019

Portuguese airline TAP estimates it will close 2018 with 16 million passengers and is expected to grow over 10% to 15% in 2019. The news...

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Brexit effect: Algarve property market divided

Property specialists are divided over the effects of Brexit on the Algarve property market, with some doing great business thanks to the...

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