Maria and Francisco have this year been the two most popular names handed to newborn babies in Portugal. According to preliminary data from the national civil registry office, Francisco has moved above João has the most popular name given to boys, which is said to be

Local Accommodation (AL) in the Algarve generated a turnover of 980 million euros per year in the Algarve, according to data revealed by a study by the Algarve’s largest hotel association AHRESP. The study indicates there are currently 32,405 local accommodation units in the region. Between

Portugal has fallen eight places on the UN’s Climate Change Performance Index (CCPI), which measures countries' performance in combating climate change. The warning comes from the environmental association Quercus, which says that Portugal is now, overall, in 25th place, which is its “worst position ever”, (among

Dutch low cost airline Transavia, which belongs to the Air France / KLM group, has announced new routes between Brussels (Belgium) and Montpellier (France) to Faro from 2020. The new connection to Brussels will start in summer and have four weekly flights: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and

Vila Vita will be holding a Christmas Market later this month; the event takes place at the resort’s Bier Garten off the EN125 in Porches. It is being held over the weekend of December 20-22 (Friday to Sunday), and is a three-day gastronomic event inspired by

Portugal has seen four of its universities placed among the top European business schools. The ranking, released this morning by the Financial Times, sees three Lisbon and one Porto institution placed among Europe’s elite, with Nova School of Business and Economics in Carcavelos placed 30th, followed