Porto & Lisbon on travelers best destination lists increase the demand for hotels

With Porto joining Lisbon on the travelers best destination lists Lisbon needs accommodation – our hotel is only a drop in the ocean LOL

One of Deutsche Welle’s top stories last week was about the record-breaking number of tourists visiting Lisbon last year proving that Portugal after a sixth straight record years still keeps its position as one of the best destination in Europe.

Nothing seems to slow the pace in the near future which forces the government to start initiatives that increases the capacity. One of them is a second low-cost airport on the southern banks of the Tejo River.

Now we just dream of initiatives that makes it easier to open a hotel – it’s a nightmare to get the necessary permissions. Sometimes we seriously consider to turn Tings into Air BnB where you get permissions over night.


Porto is the happening. A city we really love - still we open a hotel in the best part of Lisbon

This post is written from Porto where we’re stopping over on our way to Guimaraes where we will start-up our production tomorrow morning of bed sheets, bed covers, towels etc for Tings Lisbon (and Tings Kathmandu). We LOVE Porto – and we really welcome the city’s entrance on the Travellers Favorite City for 2017. With its proximity 3 hrs drive from Lisbon it only adds one more reason to visit us 😉

Portugal books tourism record

dwlogo-printBrits again topped the list of foreign visitors to the country, followed by Germans, Spaniards and French. Portugal unveiled plans for a second international airport for Lisbon to cope with record numbers of visitors.

Portugal welcomed 11.4 million foreign tourists last year, a sixth straight record year as security fears lure visitors away from rival sunshine destinations in the Mediterranean and Middle East. Tunisia, Turkey and Egypt have notably been hit by attacks in recent years which have rattled tourists.

A record number of foreign tourists stayed in Portuguese hotels last year, official data showed Wednesday, boosting the economy after a punishing international bailout. Hotel revenues rose by more than 15.1 percent to 2.9 billion euros ($3.1 billion), outpacing the growth in tourist arrivals as hotels were able to increase prices thanks to strong demand. Brits again topped the list of foreign visitors to the country, followed by Germans, Spaniards and French.

Read the whole story on Deutsche Welle

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