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The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the global body that represents the private sector of the travel and tourism industry, commended the Portuguese government for recognising the importance of the sector to the overall economy, and making it a priority which has resulted in the travel and tourism sector growing 8,1 percent in 2018, contributing USD45,5 billion to the nation’s economy.

Qatar Airways’ first ever passenger flight to Portugal landed at Lisbon Airport on June 24, as the airline adds to its rapidly expanding European network.

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise and related agreements with Realtejo – Hotelaria e Turismo, owned subsidiary of United Investments Portugal and Fibeira, to develop the first Hyatt branded hotel in Portugal, namely Hyatt Regency Lisbon.

AmaWaterways recently christened its newest river cruise ship, AmaDouro, with a festive ceremony in Porto, Portugal.

Roiback, a company based in Palma, Spain and a leader in the management of the direct channel of hotel sales, has expanded its presence in Portugal with a new office in Lisbon.

The Hotel Association of Portugal (AHP) is launching an online platform to help tourists from around the world book accommodation in the country simply, securely and directly, following comprehensive research that revealed a lack of online effective accessibility for Portuguese hospitality venues.


Delta is giving Boston customers even more trans-Atlantic choices beginning summer 2019 when the airline inaugurates new nonstop service to Lisbon, Portugal on May 23, 2019.

Avis Budget Group, announced it has acquired Turiscar Group a well established, family-owned, car rental company in Portugal.

Tourism from France to Portugal is booming, with annual visits increasing from 1.2 million in 2013 to 1.5 million in 2017, and projected to hit two million by 2022, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company.

Starting in July, Jardines del Rey International Airport, Cuba, will increase its operations with a flight from Portugal, which returns every summer, and a second flight from Russia.