Travel information in Portugal – The official source for business travel information in Portugal. Including information on:
- Accommodation - Noble manor houses, medieval castles converted into pousadas, Romanesque hotels, boarding houses for the whole family, apartments by the seaside, or camping in paradise under the starlit sky.
- Portugal Hotel Guide - a comprehensive database of hotels throughout Portugal and the islands listing all categories of hotels.
- Gastronomy - A visit to Portugal also brings with it the chance to enjoy the rich diversity of flavours offered by Portuguese cuisine.
- Rent-a-Car - At Portugal's airports, international railway stations and transport terminals, and in all major towns and cities, there are self-drive rent-a-car services. For drivers who have motor disabilities, specially adapted cars are available, as well as cars with automatic gear-boxes.
- Flight information - check the current status of flights arriving or departing from Lisbon, Porto, Faro, Ponta Delgada and Madeira. Site updated every three minutes. (Courtesy of ANA)
- British Airways - the world's favourite airline.
- bmi - is the second largest airline at London Heathrow, one of the world's busiest and best-connected international airports. From our Heathrow hub we operate services in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa.
bmi's global reach is further extended by being a member of Star Alliance, a grouping of 21 International airlines offering customers a worldwide network and a smooth integrated travel experience. Overall, Star Alliance offers more than 16,500 daily flights to 912 destinations in 159 countries.
With our international departure lounge, bmi Number One Heathrow, a personal chauffeur service for our Business Class passengers and a commitment to using technology such as Paperless Boarding and Mobile Check-in, bmi is committed to offering our passengers the best experience.
***Available through your travel agency in Portugal via Galileo, Amadeus, Worldspan or www.flybmi.com
- TAP - Portugal's national airline.
- Train travel - timetables and details of the lines operated by the state rail company, CP - Caminhos de Ferro Portuguesas. (Courtesy of CP)
- Coach travel - timetables and ticket prices. Rede Expressos operates more than 100 coaches to over 300 destinations. (Courtesy of Rede Expressos)
- Lisbon public transport
- Trams & buses - the Companhia Carris de Ferro de Lisboa, SA, is the exclusive concessionary enterprise for provision of public surface transports in Lisbon. (Courtesy of Carris)
- Underground - the underground train or metro is operated by the Metropoliano de Lisboa. Currently operates on 4 lines between 36 stations. (Courtesy of Metropoliano de Lisboa)
- Trains across the Tagus - Fertagus operate the service connecting three stations in Lisbon to four staions across the river Tagus via the 25 Abril bridge giving a spectacular view of the city. (Courtesy of Fertagus)
- Ferries across the Tagus - provided by TransTejo (Portuguese language site only)
- Porto public transport
- Other transport related sites
- RAVE – Alta velocidade - planned high speed trains.
- NAV - Air traffic control.
- REFER - management of Portuguese railway infrastructure.
- DGTT - Direcção-Geral de Transportes Terrestres is the authority responsible for licensing road users such as taxis, freight forwarders, hauliers, car hire companies and breakdown assistance companies (Portuguese language site only).
- Portugal Travel Guide - the country's most comprehensive travel guide with pages dedicated to Where To Go (featuring guides to all the major towns and cities). (Courtesy of Mark Harding)
Schengen Visa Information - all-in-one guide for foreign citizens in the UK who need a Schengen visa if they want to enter a EU country from the UK.
British Tourist Authority - The British Tourist Authority's mission is to build the value of inbound tourism to Britain, generating additional tourism revenue throughout Britain, throughout the year.
London Tourist Board - A one-stop site to help you plan your visit, find your way around and enjoy all the exciting attractions and events London has to offer.
Northern Ireland Tourist Board - discover a destination that is delightfully different, with a warm welcome that is unsurpassed anywhere.
- Essential Information - To help ensure your visit is as enjoyable as possible, this site provides useful information when planning your trip as well as tips on making the most of your stay once in Britain. - England - Scotland - Wales - Ireland.
- Travel to Britain
- Around Britain
- Cycling Networks - The National Cycle Network officially opened in June 2000, with work continuing. It is administered by Sustrans and offers 5,000 miles of continuous routes. This is the first stage of a larger network which will eventually pass within two miles of half the population. A third of the Network will be traffic-free, built along old railway lines, canal towpaths, forestry tracks and riversides. The rest will follow existing roads; quiet minor roads will be used for country sections and there will be special crossings over busy roads where needed.
- Taxis - For over 300 years, taxis have been part of London life and both the vehicle and driver are licensed to carry passengers. The famous London 'black taxi' still exists but they now come in a variety of colours. London Taxis can be hired by hailing them in the street when the yellow 'For Hire' sign is illuminated. They can also be booked in advance by phone on + 44 20 7272 0272.
- Accommodation - All the accommodation on this site is BTA approved or inspected by the English, Scottish, Wales, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man Tourist Boards, Jersey Tourism, Guernsey Tourism, the AA or the RAC.
- City Maps
- Business Tourism - Travelling to the UK on business is not as expensive as you think...the UK provides more opportunities for reclaiming of business expenses than many of its European neighbours".
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- Business Traveller - The Business Tourism department has published a comprehensive website featuring a trove of information business traveller in the UK.
- Entertainment & Leisure – Including information on shopping; food & drink, attractions and outdoor activities
- Association of Leading Visitor Attractions - represents the majority of Britain's biggest and best-known attractions.
- The Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions - represents over 500 key sites throughout Scotland.