The 14 day Quarantine period for visiting Portugal has now been lifted and visitors and delegates alike are being warmly welcomed to the three very different and beautiful regions of this fine country.
To the North there is Porto and the Douro valley region famed for its production of delicious wines and the esteemed and famous Port. Porto and its near neighbour Gaia on the opposite banks of the river have much to offer in terms of Luxury travel and polished corporate events. Connections have many contacts within the local Convention Bureau and experience of the many superb hotels and beautiful venues that make this ancient city so venerable.The discerning factors of hosting an event here are centred around the epicurean possibilities with the very high standards of fresh food, wine and service. The delay in the releasing the Quarantine period has left many hotels feeling the pinch in terms of occupancy so even better rates are currently available – Porto represents an excellent and very economical choice of destination.
In the middle of the country and only an hour or so by road from Porto is Lisbon – Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From the imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, the Tagus Estuary and the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles and just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril. The historic and vibrant culture is alive in the Old Town and is centred around the arts, Music and Food and Wine. Its an eclectic mix of ancient and modern and as a destination for a long weekend Lisbon has few peers in Europe. There are many and regular direct flights from the UK and very high standards of hospitality and service awaits and very reasonable prices.
On the South coast lies the region of The Algarve centred around the airport city of Faro. This is a sensational part of the world and is seemingly one long golden beach backed by bronze cliffs and fringed by scented pine trees. Dotted with world class golf courses and 5/6 star resorts and hotels this area is a playground for travellers that enjoy luxury without the encumberment of snobbery and high prices.
A specific favourite destination of the Connections family and clients – the Conrad Algarve- lies in the beautiful playground of Quinta Do Lago a mere 20 minutes from Faro Airport that has many direct flights from the UK on a daily basis.
Room rates are currently negotiable. If you would like a few days in Portugal with your Sales Team, your Dealer Principles or your Top Achievers then call or email us today for a free, fully costed and detailed proposal obligation free.