Portugal: Porto introduces tourist tax from March 2018 of €2 per night for guests of 13 and over

Porto’s municipal assembly has approved the introduction from 1 March 2018 of a new tourist tax of 2 euros per person for guests staying in hotels and other tourist accommodation.

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World’s best tourist destination is... Portugal!

Portugal was voted the World’s Best Tourist Destination at the 2017 World Travel Awards. Forget Costa Del Sol, Portugal is the new must-visit destination according to the World Travel Awards 2017. The country was named Europe's leading travel destination at an industry event held over the weekend. The Algarve, in Portugal, was also named as Europe's best beach destination, while Madeira scooped the prize for the leading island destination. The winners are based on votes of travel professionals, industry leaders and consumer travellers.

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New Wealth Tax rules:

If you own property in Portugal, or are thinking about buying a home here, you could be affected by new tax rules for 2017. This year has seen the introduction of a ‘wealth tax’ in the form of an additional tax on higher-value properties. The government has also revised how it determines whether residents should be penalised for using ‘tax havens’.

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Properties in Portugal are more expensive and bought without credit

House prices are rising across the country, although a good portion of the increase in demand is concentrated in the greater Lisbon (mainly municipalities of Lisbon and Cascais) and Oporto, another highlight is the Algarve where prices went up between 15.3 percent and 26.7 percent in the municipalities of Lagoa, Loulé and Faro.

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20 tasty reasons to eat your way through Portugal

By (CNN - Traveler ) — Portuguese cuisine rarely travels well. The cooking of mainland Europe's westernmost country is deeply rooted in the freshest local ingredients. Superlative seafood, sun-ripened fruit, lamb raised on flower-speckled meadows, free-range pigs gorging on acorns beneath oak forests. Without them, it just doesn't taste the same.Regular visitors have long been in on the secret, but here are 20 reasons why Portugal should be on every foodie traveler's list.

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