„Let’s Talk About Houses“ is the theme for the 2nd Lisboa Architecture Triennial, where contemporary architectural concepts in total interaction with the city itself will be contemplated and debated at various venues in the Portuguese capital.
Hotel Britania, part of the Heritage Hotels group has just been voted as the Best Designer/Boutique Hotel in Europe by the travel site Trivago.com.
Last year Lisboa harbour recorded the greatest number of cruise liner stopovers ever, with a total of 310.
Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade, a hotel from the Sofitel Luxury Hotels group, is ranked 24th in the list of Top 100 luxury hotels in the world, as part of the Travelers‘ Choice Awards, by TripAdvisor.
Bairro Alto Hotel was recently distinguished by the readers of the prestigious US magazine „Condé Nast Traveler“, awarding it 31st place in the „2009 Gold List“, a selection of the 100 Best Hotels in the World.
The promotional campaign „Lisboa Convida“, launched by Lisboa Tourism Association, has just been presented in the cities of São Paulo, Campinas and Rio de Janeiro.
Dom Gonçalo Hotel & Spa now offers a unique service tailored to meet the needs of pilgrims who wish to visit the Fátima Sanctuary. Meals, spa treatments, including massages and pressure therapy sessions, combined with the opportunity to spend a restful night, are just a few of the services on offer.
Lisboa leads the ranking of best hostels in the world, featuring four hotels in the top ten of the Hoscars 2009, the oscars of this hotel category. Travellers House, Lisbon Lounge Hostel, Goodnight Backpackers Hostel are the three members of Lisboa Tourism that feature in this list.
„The most exciting city of the moment“ is how the French magazine „Femme Actualle“ describes Lisboa in an article on the Portuguese capital, published in the January 26 to February 1 issue. Located between the river and the sea, Lisboa is portrayed as a colourful city, full of character and style.
The Lisbon, Did you know? campaign by Lisboa Tourism Association, created by Ilan Geva & Friends agency for the US market, won the silver award in the CVB/Destinations/ Tourism Representations category during the annual Adrian Awards gala held in January in New York.
The French magazine Paris Match dedicates several pages of December 18 publication to Portugal, recommending Lisboa as a prime tourism destination. It also describes it as a „cultural and cosmopolitan city“ enjoying tremendous international tourism appeal.
The US news agency Associated Press (AP) recommends Lisboa as a holiday destination. Published this month, the report by journalist Paul Ames highlights the city’s beauty and charm, combined with a varied and competitive tourism offer.
The US newspaper The New York Times dedicated its travel section Travel, both print and online publications, of December 14, to Lisboa. The illustrated article runs several pages, suggesting a 36-hour/weekend itinerary where it describes the diversity and plentiful tourism possibilities in the city.