Today, Portugal starts to emerge from hibernation. It is a long road, but one that saved lives. Stores slowly reopen, public transport is running, and new roles are in place to help keep people safe. The year 2019 was a record one for tourism and Portugal is now the third most tourism-dependent country in Europe.
The foundation of a good and healthy breakfast? A fresh, homemade orange juice is often the right answer - and every Portuguese is happy to agree. The reason for this joy is because in the very south of the country we find a not-so-hidden secret - the Algarve orange - brought home by Portuguese navigators in the 16th century and grown in the green Algarve hills.
Madeira has launched a new phase of their “Stay Home Now. Dream Online. Visit Us Later!” campaign. Reaching out to those who have remained at home for the time being and offering them a little escape. The outreach focuses on “online dreaming,” helping travelers to explore the destination through 20 special experiences on the island, that can be accessed through digital platforms. The message is that Madeira awaits, the beautiful island in the Atlantic looks forward to welcoming visitors old and new.
For almost nine centuries the sun has risen over Portugal. From October 5th, 1143 – Portugal has been an independent nation – looking out on an endless sea. We know these are difficult times for everyone. And, we know that a better day will come. We have a saying, that even the sun returns each morning. So, to help we have taken an inventory of virtual travel videos on Portugal- from riding a trolley, to exploring the Azores, to climbing to a castle, to visiting a museum: A few of our favorite things to do in Portugal – and a fun way to dream until the sun comes up again.
STAY HOME NOW. DREAM ONLINE. VISIT US LATER!” IS THE MESSAGE FROM VISIT MADEIRA
-- Full Ticket Refund Vouchers Available, Valid One Year; Can be Used on Any Flight to Any Destination --
The venerable Portuguese national carrier TAP Air Portugal celebrates its 75th anniversary this month. But, today, TAP introduced several new initiatives to grow its one-year old Miles & Go loyalty program beyond its current 280,000 U.S. members.
The new five-star Les Suites at The Cliff Bay with 23 luxury suites is the PortoBay group’s most exclusive property on the island of Madeira. The experience combines comfort, luxury and history with elegant suites and a new designer restaurant, the Avista. Two century-old manors and a new wing set in lush gardens with amazing views offer an unforgettable stay.
TAP Air Portugal has been named as having the best Economy Class in Europe -- and the sixth best in the world -- by the readers of USA Today, as voted in the 2020 10Best awards.
Madeira has never been easier to get to. TAP Portugal offers easy connections from Lisbon – and with non-stop service to Portugal from 9 US cities on five airlines, getting a connection is easy. TAP now has a 1 stop from Boston, DC, New York and Newark, Miami, Chicago and San Francisco. It is a 1.5-hour flight from Lisbon, Porto or the Azores and it takes about 15 minutes to fly between the two islands in the group—Madeira and Porto Santo. Madeira’s Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport and the Porto Santo Airport serve the archipelago. The airport on Madeira is about a 30-minute drive to Funchal, the archipelago’s capital. Madeira has also become a major stop for cruise ships.