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Travel + Leisure Names Portugal Destination of the Year 2016

New York – November 14, 2016 – Portugal was named Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2016 Destination of the Year today.  To celebrate, TAP Portugal is offering visitors from the U.S. a 17% discount to visit Portugal throughout 2017, whether Portugal is the travelers’ final destination, or a stopover en route to one of 17 other countries.



Travelers using the promo code “PORTUGAL17” will receive a 17% discount on any travel for calendar year 2017 when booked on by 11:59pm ET on Sunday, November 20.* No blackout dates apply.

TAP flies 28 flights a week to Lisbon from New York, Newark, Boston and Miami, as well as two nonstop flights from Newark to Porto.  Beyond Lisbon and Porto, TAP also serves 45 connecting cities across Europe which are also covered by this promo code, including 7 in Portugal.

“Portugal has been called Europe’s best kept secret for years,” said Fernando Pinto, TAP’s CEO .  “Now with being named Destination of the Year by Travel + Leisure, one of the world’s most popular travel magazines, it certainly sounds like our secret is out.  With this special promotion, we look forward to welcoming even more first-time and repeat visitors throughout the year, even if it’s a stop on the way to France, Italy, Spain or elsewhere in Europe.”

TAP created its popular Stopover program this year so that U.S. travelers flying to Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, or the United Kingdom can enjoy up to three nights in Lisbon and/or Porto for no additional airfare.

The 45 European destinations from the US which include the stopover in Lisbon and/or Porto include:  Portugal’s own Faro, Funchal, Ponta Delgada, Porto Santo, and Terceira; France’s Bordeaux , Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris, and Toulouse; Germany’s Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Munich; Italy’s Bologna, Milan, Rome, and Venice; Spain’s A Coruña, Astúrias, Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Málaga, Seville, Valencia, and Vigo; the United Kingdom’s London and Manchester; and Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Brussels, Belgium; Copenhagen, Denmark; Geneva, Switzerland; Helsinki, Finland; City of Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Moscow, Russia; Oslo, Norway; Prague, Czech Republic; Stockholm, Sweden; Vienna, Austria; Warsaw, Poland; and Zurich, Switzerland.

*Terms and Conditions:

  • 17% off base fare from North America to all of TAP network in all classes
  • TAP transatlantic flight must be involved
  • For travel through all of 2017 
  • No Blackouts
  • Sales period: November 14, 2016- November 20, 2016
  • Promo code name: PORTUGAL17


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