Portuguese tourism minister allays fears over Thomas Cook collapse on Sky News

Fears that the collapse of travel agents and package holiday company Thomas Cook could have a negative impact on hotels in Portugal’s Algarve holiday region were allayed last week on Sky News by Portugal’s new secretary of state for tourism. Rita Marques, who heads venture capital company Portugal Ventures and was appointed as tourism minister […]

Novo Banco in capital injection call

Lone Star, the US vulture capital fund which owns Portuguese bank Novo Banco, is close to using up the €3.9Bn capital injection secured from the process of the sale of the bank created from Banco Espírito Santo in 2015. After a cash injection of almost €2Bn over the last two years, the bank led by […]

Faber launches new Tech II fund with €30 million

Faber Ventures has launched a new €30 million startups investment fund at Web Summit. Of this total amount, €15 million comes from the Portugal Tech and the Juncker Plan signed between the FEI (€7.5 million), IFD (€7.5 million) and Faber. With the aim of investing in Iberian startups in their initial phase which are developing […]

Portuguese startup wins Web Summit Innovation Award

A Portuguese startup which has developed smart lockups that can be used in urban and open spaces via an app has won this year’s Web Summit Innovation Award. Startup Bloq.it was selected as the most innovative startup at Web Summit by Taikai which sponsored the competition Blockchain Side Pitch Competition during the summit at which […]

Boavista Golf and Spa
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Boavista Golf Resort opened in January 2002 and quickly became established as one of the Western Algarve’s premier resorts. With an exceptional 18-hole championship course it is one of the Algarve’s most beautifully manicured courses, bordered by properties all designed to harmonize with the land’s natural contours.
I'll be back soon, given the good feedback I got from all the meetings and visits I made. No doubt the UK is a market that Mindol wants to bet on. - Starting in the UK 2019
Miguel Cunha
International Sales Manager, Mindol
It was indeed an excellent opportunity to socialise and network. So many interesting people – including the selected speakers.
Congratulations for the excellent organisation and elegant choice of venue. - London Gala Dinner 2019
Ramiro Salgado
Partner at ReB Solutions
Thank you for the Algarve Networking Lunch. Everything was so well organised.,..The food was just perfect; so was the company which I enjoyed. - Algarve Networking Lunch 2019
Maria Fernanda Allen
Founder of Portuguese Language Consultants
I thought it was a very good event and I'm glad we came. The quality of people, as in their commitment and interest, was high. Congratulations on an enjoyable and I think successful event. - Moving to Portugal London 2019
Michael Reeve
CEO, AFPOP