Summer can be a bit of a nightmare when it comes to tourist traps, and now that tourism is open for business this summer after the COVID-19 pandemic, people are dreaming of the summer holidays more than ever after months stuck at home.
Staying in tourist accommodation or simply going to a restaurant: such activities previously required no second thought but suddenly became impossible due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal and across much of Europe.
The European Commission says it is "reasonably optimistic" about Portugal's "rapid economic recovery" after the crisis generated by COVID-19 and believes that the way in which the country "controlled" the pandemic will benefit the recovery of tourism this summer.
The weather is starting to make it feel more like summer in Portugal and after months of being stuck at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the reopening of the country underway, the idea of going to the beach is definitely becoming more appealing.
The coronavirus outbreak could cost Portuguese hotels between 500 and 800 million euros by June. This is according to forecasts by the Hotel Association of Portugal (AHP), after conducting a survey among national hoteliers to understand the impact that Covid-19 is having on the sector.
More than just a business venture Retiro Atlântico is a life project and is the first glamping (glamorous camping) space on the island of São Jorge, in the Azores. With a certified biological farm, the idea was born at the hands of a local couple, always connected to nature.
Built in the 17th century, and classified as a property of public interest, the Barra de Aveiro Fort in Ílhavo, which enjoys a privileged location, will be granted 50 years use for tourist purposes under the Revive programme.