WHY PORTUGAL HAS BECOME THE BEST DESTINATION IN THE WORLD!
Portugal best destination 2018
Tourists, retirees, investors, self-entrepreneurs, but also surfers, golfers, cyclists, hikers. They are heading for Portugal. The result of a ten-year strategy of seduction.
A mild climate in all seasons and 850 kilometers of coastline. With a long beach that stretches almost continuously along the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal naturally has many assets to attract tourists in summer and winter.
Another essential quality is that its inhabitants have the reputation of being warm. Welcoming, especially towards families, and speaking French. We must also add 22 sites classified as World Heritage by Unescoperfect for history and culture lovers. Portugal deserved the title of Best destination in the world 2018awarded by the World Travel Awards. An award that crowns a dynamic strategy of the country to rediscover its charms.
One in the digital age
The start-up are also starting to appreciate Portugal! The next Web Summitan event that attracts 100,000 people, will be held in Lisbon next November. At a time when companies are limiting their expenses for their major events, Portugal intends to take advantage of the opportunity to make them aware of its positioning interesting in terms of price and service. However, the latest figures indicate that the number of French passengers and business volume fell by 3% last November compared to the same period in 2017. A decline that can be explained by the renewed interest in the Maghreb countries. The Portugal does not seem to worry, continuing its conquest of the hearts of the French.
The tourist office's studies show that 90% of them are satisfied with their stay, ready to come back or to recommend this country for a getaway.
A country where it is good to live definitely
We counted 5,100 French retirees officially living in Portugal in 2017, according to the website of the French Embassy in Lisbon, or one third of French residents. Their number has doubled in five years and they now represent the majority of expatriates who move there each year. Among the country's assets: a cost of living about 30% lower than in FranceA mild climate and affordable real estate prices. But the main interest remains the taxation: newcomers benefit from a total exemption of taxes for ten years. All these elements have made Portugal the best destination in the world.
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