Portugal in World News (Number 175)

 
(BI) 15 stunning photos that show why Portugal should be on your travel bucket list
Nov 22, 2017
Portugal has quickly become a top destination for tourists.
And it’s not just over the summer – travelers are making their way to Portugal during its off-season in larger numbers than ever before. According to American Express Travel, planned trips to Portugal are up 86% for January through March 2018, compared with the same period this year.
(NZherald) Portugal: In the land of plenty
Nov 19 2017 
Lauren Taylor samples some of Portugal’s best.
Portugal was recently named Europe’s Leading Tourism Destination at the World Travel Awards, for its “diversity of landscapes and welcoming spirit of the Portuguese people”. 
(MacauDailyTimes) CHINESE TOURISM SURGES IN PORTUGAL, SECRETARY OF STATE CONFIRMS
Nov 24, 2017
The Chinese tourist market in Portugal experienced steady growth this year. This growth is one of the reasons behind the importance of this year’s congress of the Portuguese Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies (APAVT) at the Macau Tower Convention and Entertainment Center, said the Secretary of State for Tourism of Portugal (Ana Mendes Godinho) at the opening ceremony of the 43rd Congress of APAVT  yesterday.
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(Stantard) 10 reasons why you should visit Porto
Nov 22, 2017
Barely two hours from London, Porto is the perfect place for a city break says Tim Cooper.
(Star) Visiting Madeira takes fun to new heights
Nov 22, 2017
There are many ways for a visitor to get their kicks in the hometown of soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
(CNBC) 9 best European retirement destinations
Nov 23, 2017
Algarve region, Portugal
Study author Kathleen Peddicord said the southwest region of Portugal “could be Europe’s most famous secret.” Algarve boasts more sunny days than almost anywhere else in Europe, she said — all the better to enjoy its abundance of land and water activities, like golfing and snorkeling.
(Azernews) Portugal’s wine, music presented in Baku
Nov 22, 2017 
Portugal’s beloved trademarks – wine and Fado, a type of Portuguese singing that is renowned for its expressive and profoundly melancholic character, were presented in Baku on November 21.
(Times) Portugal’s young ones step out from the shadows
Nov 19, 2017
Sir Cliff Richard was once cruelly embarrassed on television when he was asked to blind taste a glass of wine.
(MacauHub) Luso-Chinese economic meeting in Portugal results in four protocols of cooperation
Nov 23, 2017
An economic and trade meeting between entrepreneurs from China and Portugal, which took place in Lisbon, Portugal, has resulted in the signing of four protocols for cooperation in projects and 16 contact meeting, said the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM).
(Xinhua) Tunisia, Portugal sign agreements to enhance cooperation
Nov 21, 2017
Leaders of Tunisia and Portugal inked agreements and exchanged their views on regional situation as Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa started a two-day official visit to Tunisia Monday.
(PakistanObserver) Portugal intends to enhance trade with Pakistan
Nov, 2017
Dr. Joao Paulo Marques Sabido Costa, Charge d’ affairs, Embassy of Portugal said that his country wanted to enhance trade with Pakistan as both countries have good potential to improve bilateral trade in many areas. He stressed that Pakistan and Portugal should exchange trade delegations and promote B2B linkages to know each other and explore new areas of mutual cooperation. He was addressing business community at Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
(Reuters) Portugal’s Sonae to expand cybersecurity business with deals
Nov 24, 2017
Portugal’s retail-focused conglomerate Sonae plans to buy more cybersecurity firms as it builds a portfolio in Portugal, Spain, the United States and Germany, a company official said.
(BBG) Millennium BCP to Be Issuer of UnionPay Cards in Europe
Nov 20, 2017
Portugal’s Millennium BCP signs agreement to
be first non-Chinese issuer of China’s UnionPay cards in Europe,
according to an emailed statement from the bank and UnionPay.
(EFE) Los pastores lusos crean su “Pirelli” para ayudar a las víctimas de los incendios
Nov 20, 2017
Querían poner en valor su trabajo y han acabado por ayudar a centenares de compañeros que lo perdieron todo en los incendios de Portugal. Es la historia de doce pastores que, rompiendo cánones de belleza, protagonizan el primer calendario solidario realizado en el campo luso.
(EFE) Portugal presume de su centenario “chardonnay” en la feria Beira Interior
Nov 19, 2017
El afamado vino espumoso “chardonnay” presume estos días de ser uno de los caldos centenarios autóctonos de Portugal en la Feria “Vinhos e Sabores” de Pinhel, gracias a los viñedos que se conservan en la región de la Beira Interior, fronteriza con España.
(EP) Cristiano Ronaldo anuncia la llegada de la Navidad vestido de Mazinger Z
Nov 23, 2017
En esta ocasión no se rodea de los miembros de su familia, prefiere aparecer como un superhéroe.
(EFE) Jéssica Silva, la mejor futbolista lusa que quiere ser una estrella mundial
Nov 20, 2017
Jéssica Silva, futbolista portuguesa que milita en el Levante de la primera división española, quiere “hacer historia” y ser una estrella mundial, mientras ayuda económicamente a su madre y a sus cuatro hermanos, según relató hoy en una entrevista con la Agencia EFE.
(AP) DOST SCORES IN EACH HALF AS SPORTING BEATS OLYMPIAKOS 3-1
Nov 22, 2017 
Bas Dost scored a goal in each half to lead Sporting Lisbon to a 3-1 win over Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday, leaving the Greek team without a victory after five games in Group D and unable to advance.