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Porto is one of Portugal’s most stunning cities, affirms Forbes magazine

There is more to Portugal than its capital city, affirms Forbes magazine, highlighting Porto as one of Portugal’s most stunning cities.

Porto establishes the role of Local Accommodation Mediator

Local Accommodation (AL) in Porto will rely on the services of a mediator to assist and guide the stakeholders in the sector, namely residents, facility managers, tourists and apartment complex managers. The proposal was presented by the councillor for Economy, Tourism, and Trade, Ricardo Valente, during the Executive Meeting held yesterday, 28 June and it was approved by a majority. The CDU party abstained.

Best Of Wine Tourism 2022 applications are open

The applications for the Best Of Wine Tourism are open. Companies that develop enotourism activities in Porto and Douro and the "Vinhos Verdes" Wine Regions are now able to apply to such an award, even more relevant in a time when the tourism sector has been so hard hit by the pandemic. Applications should be submitted until 16 July 2021.

There is a new route as regards wine tourism

There is a new route as regards wine tourism. Four wine regions in the North formed a partnership to establish a new enoturism route of Porto and the North. The protocol was signed yesterday evening, at the Rivoli, between the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e do Porto, the comissões de viticultura regional dos Vinhos Verdes, Távora-Varosa e Trás-os-Montes, and the Turismo do Porto e Norte de Portugal (TPNP).

New Tourist Office at the gates in the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal

There is a new Tourist Office in the entrance of the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal. Besides providing free tourist and cultural information on Porto, it also supports the events that will be organised in the facilities. The Tourist Office also hosts a store that sells Porto. merchandising products.

Feel elevated with “the most secret view” in the Invicta

It is now possible to climb the Arrábida Bridge cross-section; with the easing of the restrictive health measures, Porto Bridge Climb is resuming visits to "the most secret view in town", following all the safety measures issued by the DGS. But the real novelty is that the organisation offers discounts to Porto. card holders.

“Confiança Porto” municipal programme supports tourist accommodation managers

The municipal programme “Confiança Porto” aims to help owners and managers of tourist accommodations to overcome difficulties related to the paradigm shift in the tourism sector and stimulate the renewable economy/paradigm.

Paradise found: Porto is candidate to Best European City Break 2021. Vote now

The city that exudes resilience and is never short of offering architectural heritage and lifelong positive travel experience is again shortlisted as a finalist for the title of Best European City Break 2021. Online voting takes place until 14th July.

Tourism Destination Campaign by Porto and the Northern Region is acknowledged by the Golden City Gate Awards

Nothing lifts the spirits quite like planning a trip to Porto and the Northern Region of Portugal, which are the runner up in the Tourism Destinations, Region category, of The 21st Golden City Gate, the International Film-Print- MultiMedia Competition, held during ITB Berlin Tourism Fair, in Germany.

Clérigos Tower lit up in green to honour Ireland’s foremost patron Saint

Today, 17th March, the Saint Patron of Ireland is celebrated and all across the world several tributes are paid to honour Saint Patrick. Porto is no different and the Clérigos Tower will lit in green to pay the homage to the foremost patron saint of Ireland. The green, one of the colours of the Irish flag, symbolises the Irish nationalism; the other colour of the Irish flag are the orange, symbolizing the Orangemen of the North and the white, which symbolizes peace.