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  • Renting a Car and Driving in Portugal

    Most traffic rules in Portugal is equal to the rules established in Western Europe. Portuguese drive on the right side of the road and the legal age to drive is 18. Since 2004, the roads in Portugal have been reclassified to make them easier to understand and more consistent across the country. Th
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  • Film of Turismo de Portugal receives gold and silver

    The promotional film of Portugal titled "The Beauty of Simplicity" has just been awarded a gold medal at the "Riga Tourfilm" 2012, Commercial Film category, and a silver medal in the "Best World Films Awards" Short Film category. "The Beauty of Simplicity", a production of Turismo de Portugal,
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  • Portugal among cheaper holidays in Europe for UK travellers

    British families heading to several European destinations this summer will find their budgets stretching further, with prices at shops and restaurants in Portugal, Greece and Cyprus at least 20 per cent down on last year. According to the Post Office’s Family Holiday Report, eating and shoppin
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  • Great Algarve spots to visit

    It is the Quinta do Landeiro near the Lagos Marina, which lies Marina Park, a real estate development with 27 small apartment blocks, providing a blend deployed on a property 95.000m2, situated on a hill overlooking the Meia Praia, Marina City Lagos and the Espinhaço Ham's urban and architect
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  • Passos Coelho and Cavaco Silva are not welcome in the Algarve

    The Committee of Users of the Via do Infante (A22) said the Prime Minister, Minister of Economy and President of the Republic as personae non gratae in the Algarve, in protest against the lack of response from the Government on the impacts of the introduction of tolls in the region.The committee not
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  • The Spirit of Chartwell will surf in Portugal

    The portuguese company Douro Azul announced it has acquired the 'Spirit of Chartwell', a boat-hotel that recently came under the spotlight in the world: was declared royal barge and chosen to carry the Queen Elizabeth II the Thames during the Jubilee celebrations. In September, he moved to the Douro
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  • The Algarve Top Holiday Destination for 2012

    The New York Times recently named the Algarve as its top travel destination of 2012. This Portuguese region is popular among tourists for several reasons, one of them being a number of cheap flights to Algarve. Providing a variety of accommodation, travel and lifestyle choices to expats and tour
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  • Lisbon, Portugal city break guide

    For the simple charm and maritime magic of a vintage-era Southern European capital. In the summer months, Lisbon swelters under a cerulean blue dome. ‘A praia’ (to the beach) sings out from the city’s sun-kissed, begonia blossomed streets as surf boards are stacked on top of
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  • Ryanair in talks with Algarve tourism chiefs to survive seasonality

    Last Friday a meeting was held between representatives of Irish low-cost airline Ryanair and executive members of the ATA external Algarve promotion board, with a view to boosting regional tourism throughout the year but more specifically to combating the region’s low-season troughs.A source f
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  • A22 tolls illegal?

    The European Commission has ruled in favour of an Aveiro Town Hall complaint against the Government, in which the local authority questioned the legality of tolls recently introduced on previously free motorways. While Aveiro and a number of protest groups have applauded the decision, it has be
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