The number of holidaying residents opting to stay with friends and family instead of booking into a hotel grew by almost ten percent during the second quarter of this year, in comparison to the same period of 2011, much to the detriment of the national hotel industry.
Fresh figures from the National Statistics Institute (INE) show that during the first six months of 2012, in comparison to the same period of 2011, the number of Portuguese residents opting for free holiday accommodation over hotels grew by eight percent, from 66.4 in 2011 to 74.4 this year.
In 2012, the chances are that the UK media will be full of stories about the London Olympics.
And while many people will be extremely excited about the festival of sport that’s about to hit our shores, many others will be eager to get away for a week or two, just to escape from the hype that will accompany the action from the stadium and all the other venues.
The low cost airline easyJet today opened its new base at Lisbon airport and announced the addition of opened five routes, which over the next ten years will bring in revenues of €594 million.
The new routes to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Bordeaux, Venice and Asturias, join the sixteen already connecting the Portuguese capital to European cities and regions.
Algarve Race Track features Classic Cars Festival. From 18-21 October, Algarve Classic Festival is back for another wonderful event that will surely be in everyone's memory.
The Algarve Classic Festival 2012 will bring to the magnificent circuit of Portimao several runs as the Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-'61 vehicles, the Motor Racing Legends Pre-War Sports Car Series, JD Classics Challenge Touring Car for 1966 - 85, U2TC to 2-liter GTs, the '1000km 'pre-'72 GT & Sports Car Cup pre-'66 pre-'63 GTs and sportscars among other classes still to be announced.