New Portuguese Government incentives to make homes more efficient
Oct 1, 2020 General
In Portugal, there are many financial incentives to finance renovation projects that promote the building energy optimization. The government program called Edifícios mais sustentáveis Program 2020 is dedicated to individuals who want to invest in improving the energy efficiency of their property in Portugal. Private owners of properties built before the end of 2006 can ask for the refund up to 70% of their expenses related to energy optimisation.
Portugal voted Europe's best tourist destination for the fourth consecutive year in 2020 World Travel Awards
Nov 3, 2020 General
Portugal was elected, for the fourth consecutive year, the Best Destination in Europe in the 2020 edition of the ‘World Travel Awards’, the ‘Oscars of Tourism’, a distinction awarded by professionals in the sector whose ceremony, this year, took place in virtual format. The city of Porto won the award for Best Destination ‘City Break’ (short trips) in Europe. Lisbon took the award for Best European Cruise Destination and the Algarve was again the Best Beach Destination in Europe and Madeira archipelago the best island destination in Europe. In total, Portugal received 21 awards in the tourism sector, in the various categories.
AFTER BREXIT - Should Britain buyers be looking into the Golden Visa?
Sep 9, 2020 Legislation
Portugal’s Golden Visa scheme, which grants Portuguese citizenship to non-EU nationals, will soon be offered to British investors once the transition period of Brexit ends in January 2021. Until now, it hasn’t been clear whether UK residents have been eligible for the Portuguese Golden Visa, officially called the Residence Permit Programme, during the 11-month transition period of Brexit. While the UK officially left the EU at the beginning of the year, the country has remained bound to the EU’s rules, meaning it has still technically been ‘part of the club’. However, this possibility will cease to exist from January 1, 2021, meaning that British nationals should start considering ways to reside in the EU and benefit from border-free travel within the Schengen area.
Formula 1 Heineken Grand Prix Portugal 2020
Aug 1, 2020 Sports
The Formula 1 World Championship will return to Portugal this year 2020, and will take place betwerrn the 23rd and 25th October, 24 years after the last race, and will this time be held at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, in Portimão. Tickets for the event are already on sale on https://autodromodoalgarve.com/
ALBUFEIRA SUMMER LIVE 2020
Jul 12, 2020 What's On
Four dates, eight breathtaking locations and several well-known artists promise to make ALBUFEIRA SUMMER LIVE one of the hottest events this summer. It is a festival broadcast exclusively online and that can be followed on the most diverse streaming platforms, on July 17th and 31st, August 7th and 20th.