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  • Couples valentine at AIA Algarve

    To celebrate Valentine's day the Algarve international autodrome and the karting track of the Algarve joined in perfect harmony to provide all couples with a unique experience at unbeatable prices. There's no excuse not to give your loved one a unique day out. There is not only one surprise
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  • New awareness campaign on tolls in Andalusia

    The cities of Vila Real de Santo António and Castro Marim Alcoutim started this Tuesday, a campaign along the border post of the Guadiana International Bridge, informing motorists from Andalusia they do not need to pay tolls to get to any one these three counties of the Lower Guadiana. The
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  • Portugal escaped real estate bubble

    Researchers have revealed this week that Portugal was one of the “most resistant” countries to slumps in property prices which have affected a series of countries across the globe, most notably the United States, Ireland and Spain. According to research funded by Portugal’s la
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  • Urban speed limit reduced to 30km/h?

    The European Parliament this week voted in favour of the EU promoting the use of alcolocks (a breath/ alcohol/ ignition interlock device) on commercial goods and passenger vehicles, and seeking an EU-wide 30 km/h speed limit in residential areas. During a plenary session on Tuesday, the Europea
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  • A girl's guide to the Algarve...

    It’s as famous for golf courses as beaches. But Portugal’s Algarve coast has much more than fine ­fairways and sandy coves. The region is fast developing another ­reputation – as a spa capital of the continent. The very best of them is an ­underground pamper-fest, c
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  • Tourism in Portugal hits new high

    A week after Portuguese airports reported their best passenger figures in over a decade comes, news that never before has Portugal generated as much money from foreign tourism than it has during the first half of 2011. Tourism, Portugal’s primary export, has more than resisted the economi
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  • The Things you have to do in Madeira

    The Portuguese island of Madeira has managed to amass quite the collection of aliases – The Floating Garden, Pearl of the Atlantic, The Island of Eternal Spring – and it won’t take long for you to see just how apt they are once you arrive on this Mediterranean wonder.   U
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  • Record visitor figures for UK

    VisitBritain has been given a positive boost following this week’s riots after it revealed June was a record month for inbound visits and spend. Data from the International Passenger Survey (IPS) showed that 2.89 million foreign tourists visited Britain in June this year, 9% up on June 2
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  • British Airways shows interest in purchasing TAP

    Reports in the international press this week claimed that International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG – the group born from the BA/Iberia merger) is preparing an offer to buy TAP. Willie Walsh, CEO of the International Consolidated Airlines Group, confirmed that the group is intereste
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  • BA Adds Faro and Malaga to London City Connections

    British Airways has added two new routes to Faro and Malaga from London City Airport, giving passengers more options for travelling to Spain and Portugal this summer. Holidaymakers wanting the convenience of the London airport, close to Central London and the Canary Wharf business district, will
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