The Cascais Tourism Forum, that happens for the third time in Cascais, will be held next May 8 in the Grande Real Villa Itália Hotel & Spa in Cascais to bring the future of the sector to the debate. Marketeers, CEO's and professionals on the tourism businesses will discuss strategies to respond challenges and create opportunities in a tech tourism environment.
Every year in May, during the Academic Week, students from colleges all over the country get to celebrate the end of their first year as freshmans and transit to the second. They're after this moment allowed to wear the traditional student costume and burn ribbons as a sign of passage. They get a 'baptism' by their oldest colleagues, that get to assume the role as their godfathers throughout the course.
Today Portugal celebrates the 44th anniversary of its Carnation Revolution, a peaceful coup secretly organized by the military to take over the regime. It ended the almost four decades dictatorship under Salazar's rule withe the support of the majority of the population, that joined soldiers in the capitals' streets.
It looks like a summer postcard: At the southern edge of the Troia peninsula, you will find a perfect small village, washed by bright calm sea waters and long beaches of thin sand. In between the Atlantic and the estuary of the Sado River, this strip of land just one hour away from Lisbon has been attracting the curious travelers without losing a sense of place.
This is the first time that Portugal is hosting the Eurovision Song Contest. Starting on May 8 in Lisbon, the festival that was a phenomenon on its early years in the country recovered its fame throughout the country that had already give up hopes of a victory.
A Train from 1890 that hosted Kings, Presidents, Heads of State and even Popes is now open to run again. The Presidential train was recovered in 2010 to recreate its classical and luxurious identity. Back to railways of the Douro shores, it now hosts chefs to provide a gourmet experience on board, mixing senses and flavors in a moving Historical piece.
Azores Airlines Vacations America is offering a round trip to Azores with a lot included in a $1,449 (plus taxes) package. The flights are from Boston and travelers can book it online until May 25th. The trips will happen in September and travelers get to spend 3 days in Terceira and 3 days in Sao Miguel.
So, with all that Portuguese being spoken you would think that Portugal’s 10 million native speakers would all sound the same? Think again….
The Pilar 7 Experience provides its visitors with a privileged view over the city while taking a tour on this structure's history. Built on 1966 to connect Lisbon to Almada, south Tejo, the bridge was re-baptized as 25 de Abril bridge to celebrate the regime change and now one of its pillars serve as an interactive center in the Lisbon side of the river.
The Flowers Festival welcomes Spring. Each year, after Easter, Funchal's downtown gets painted with the parades, the flowers market and the flowers rugs covering the streets in multiple colors and smells. From April 19th to May 9, it's all about the flowers!