Portugal tourism campaign with discounts up to 50% on hundreds of experiences

in News · 09-10-2020 01:00:00 · 7 Comments

Gastronomy, accommodation, museums, travel and tours throughout the country are being discounted in Portugal to encourage domestic tourism while inviting the Portuguese to “visit a lot for a little”.

“#TuPodes – Visit a lot for a little” is the new internal campaign of Portugal tourism board and it follows the motto of the promotion launched at the beginning of the Summer, which invited national tourists to rediscover “the best destination in the world”. But now there are “hundreds of experiences” that “can include discounts of up to 50%” in the Government initiative included in the package of measures to support recovery in the sector, which is being strongly affected by the pandemic.

Tourism of Portugal has a budget of €50 million to support these measures with the main goal being to incentivise the internal demand for these services.

“At visitaportugal.pt hundreds of tourist and gastronomic experiences, accommodation, visits to museums and train trips will be available at affordable prices, which may include discounts of up to 50%”.

“We want discounts always over 30%. Therefore, it is one of the conditions for the consumer to have the perception that it is a privilege granted through this programme, and Tourism of Portugal will reimburse 50% of the price”, said Rita Marques, the Secretary of State for Tourism to Lusa News Agency.


Comments:

This is a great decision by the Portuguese government. It's all about domestic tourism....people living in Portugal, visiting places in Portugal. It's not about people travelling to Portugal....

By William from Other on 14-10-2020 10:56

I really wish the Portugese authorities had not Formula 1 permission to sell US citizens race experience tickets in the summer for this month, October because now Formula 1 is refusing to refund even though we are forbidden to travel to Portugal! I lost $7000 and they refuse to refund but tell me I can have tickets to another race, but no more are allowed at any other 2020 races in Hungary or Monza! I feel really let down by foul business practices of F1 and what I can only call confusion as far as Americans traveling to Portugal. Companies and airlines who profit for no service and keep people’s money in the middle of a pandemic should have a special place in hell.

By Marietta Grother from USA on 14-10-2020 02:44

Even it is free We, Americans who are tested negative are not allowed in Portugual. So don't bother with 50% disvount. It is a bad decision from the Portugese government!

By Sue Bowman from USA on 10-10-2020 04:37

If the Portuguese government actually wants to improve tourism, they could start by getting TAP (which they majority own) to actually refund people for flights cancelled due to Covid in accordance with EU law.

Throwing consumers under the bus by stealing their money (in violation of the law), in order to keep their own company trading, is not a good look.

No amount of discount is worth the risk if you're flying to Portugal on TAP, because if your flight is cancelled they will trouser your money and you'll never see a penny of compensation.

By Paul from Lisbon on 09-10-2020 10:25

Hi
Silver coast of Portugal is just as stunning as the Algarve .
Please visit inland too to the national park areas forests abundant .
Please do not recommend The Aa for european insurance cover though .
We are having our vehicle radiator replaced locally the help support of the British AA has been non existent we were left stranded without a replacement vehicle .
Omg 2 oaps has had a horrendous experience with the AA .

By Lorraine Pearmain from UK on 09-10-2020 10:06

I am interested in Visiting many of the wonderful places in Portugal that I have yet to find. Ideas for trips will be very welcome.

By John Bacon from Algarve on 09-10-2020 08:08

Skydiving

By Mark Stephen Downhill from UK on 09-10-2020 07:53
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