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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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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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Tourism “Oscars” put Portugal’s name in lights

In an “historic night” in Lisbon, the World Travel Awards came through for Portugal. Best touristic destination, best city-break, best...

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Four new Michelin stars and three newcomers for Portugal!

Portugal has four new Michelin stars. This is the good news that came from the first Michelin Guide gala event to be held in Portugal...

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Tivoli Carvoeiro named Europe’s ‘Best Hotel for Families’ by Condé Nast

The Algarve’s Tivoli Carvoeiro is among Portugal’s four winners of the ‘Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence’, having been named...

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Tax breaks for pensioners and Golden Visas “here to stay”, says government

Whatever the tax authorities of Sweden or Finland feel, Portugal has no intention whatsoever in doing away with its “best kept tax...

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Property of the week – CARVOEIRO: Attractive 3-bedroom villa with pool

Attractive 3 -bedroom villa with pool – 495.000 € This detached 3-bedroom villa with pool and a built area of 170 m2 is set on a 1.515 m2...

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Winter Wonderland in the Algarve

After a successful first edition in 2016, the Vila Vita Christmas Market returns to Porches bringing the wonder and charm of Christmas...

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Portugal holds on to Europe’s best kept (pensions) secret

NO CHANGES TO NHR TAX REGIME IN NEW STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL The government’s proposals for next year’s State Budget were made public at...

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Pestana to open new “eco-friendly, all-inclusive” five-star hotel in Alvor

Portuguese hotel group Pestana has announced the opening of an “eco-friendly, all-inclusive” five-star hotel in Alvor, Portimão that it...

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Tourism 2017: Portugal’s best in almost every way

Just as the pundits predicted, Portugal’s summer of 2017 was the best in almost every way. More tourists, more nationalities, more...

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New art website and online magazine launched

A new ‘Algarve Art’ venture has launched in the Algarve, combining a new website promoting art and artists of all genres, a...

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