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Tips For Planning The Perfect Winter HolidayIf you didn’t have the oportunity to go on holiday this Summer; didn’t have the time to enjoy the sun and relax at a beach bar at sunset then maybe it's time to think about some time out for yourself this winter. The Algarve (Portugal) is diversifying the activities it has to offer during this time of year and is becoming a sought-after destination with mild temperatures and competitive prices.

Casas do Barlavento can offer you some tips to help you enjoy a winter holiday to the fullest.

Visa deniedLast year, the Spanish consulates rejected a total of 134,394 Schengen visa applications, which was 70% higher compared to rejected visas at the Portuguese embassies, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

Both Spain and Portugal attract a large number of visitors coming from all over the world every year. Altogether, their embassies shared almost 12% of the total Schengen visa applications load recorded worldwide in 2017.

ORANJEDAGI became infatuated with the Netherlands in the seventies. Its geography and the human interaction were so different to what I had grown up with that I really enjoyed my new way of life.

I'm very happy to relate that its attraciion is still there. It has been on display, big time, during our recent visit to Amsterdam.

OlhaoRiaViewUnder the title, 'Your Next Vacation: 7 Reasons to Love Olhão, Portugal,' Forbes contributor, Ann Abel has pushed the Algarve city into the international arena in her article released on May 7th.

Clearly having enjoyed the city, Abel has given Olhão a glowing review as a fine example of 'bohemian sophistication' and features Casa Fuzetta, street art, seafood, the revamped Re-Critiva, Casa Modesta, artists' studios and the city's burgeoning restaurant scene.

hotel2The Algarve Tourism Association, responsible for promoting the region as a tourist destination, has launched the Algarve Meeting Industry - Facilities & Services Guide to promote the meetings industry to international markets while showcasing the Algarve as a location for professional events.
 
The new guide in English intends shows the region as a highly competitive and desirable choice for the meetings industry.

2017: The year Portugal became the hottest destination in EuropeAmazing achievements for Portugal and the Algarve. Portuguese tourism achieved one of the best European performances in 2017. The World Tourism Organization revealed that Portugal is Europe’s fastest-growing destination. During 2017 Portugal received in total more than 2300 prizes and distinctions! Condé Nast Traveler wrote Portugal was “one of the places to go in 2017” and The Huffington Post declared Portugal was “The Country Everybody Will Be Visiting In 2017”. And they were right indeed!

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