Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London Published on 11 May, 2012 by Emma Guerreiro / Google+
The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce held their annual conference in London. The eighth annual property conference was convened to increase tourism in Portugal. Tourism makes up for nine point two percent of the national GDP and it can help to decrease the overall budget deficit. There were one hundred delegates in attendance and they were all active participants in increasing tourism in Portugal.
The conference was held in the Destana Chelsea Hotel and they had a variety of speakers which included the Secretary of State for tourism, Dra Cecilia Meireles. She was one of the most prestigious speakers at the conference because the Secretary has not attended this event in the past. Her presence at the conference shows that Portugal is serious about attracting tourism to their country. They are working hard to make sure that they can take advantage of tourism dollars that people spend.
The platform for the property sector is that property is important to the financial well being of Portugal. It plays a huge role and it can make or break the country. If they want to boost the economy of Portugal then they will have to take some serious steps to boost tourism in this country and maximize the resources that they have. They made central plans for new austerity in the government to benefit the country.
The residential tourism wants foreign buyers to buy a second home in Portugal. These second homes will boost the economy. They are targeting buyers over the age of fifty five that have the resources to have a second home. They are offering tax incentives and conditions to make a second home in Portugal more desirable.
The resorts and hotels in Portugal are also offering discount packages and incentives to attract tourists to this area. They even have low cost flights and values to make Portugal a premier vacation destination. The Portugal Chamber of Commerce has gone to great lengths to make sure that area merchants cater to the tourists and that there is superior customer service. Customer service can be a huge incentive for tourists to return to the vacation destination.
Portugal is also a country that is going green and this is sure to attract visitors from all over. They are fourth in renewable energy and they have a target to be even better. This will be an attractive component to many would be tourists. They are also constructing a three point six million dollar environmental Centre in Cascais. This Centre is to protect the dunes and provide information on how to save them.
Transportation is also easy in this country. There are many public buses that are offered from one place to another. Because they are a leader in renewable energy they also have lots of electric cars and scooters to get around in and this makes transportation here affordable and easy to use. You can have a cheap flight and then also get a great price on ground transportation. This conference was committed to keeping these prices low and making sure that their country is easy to navigate. This is yet another incentive to attract tourists.
Portugal also has gorgeous beaches that will attract tourists. Many of these beaches are getting renovations that will make them more accessible and provide better parking. These changes and renovations will attract many visitors. The city of Cascais also has a huge yacht harbor that will attract people that have this form of transportation and who want to dock in a beautiful harbor that has a beach nearby. The coastal towns in Portugal are sure to have a lot of visitors. Beaches are a great way to attract tourists and encourage people to purchase a second home at the beach. The fact that these beach towns are continuing to improve just makes them more attractive.
The Portugal Pavilion in the Sun live is one of the United Kingdom’s biggest overseas property show exhibitors and they have hundreds of visitors. This is a show to promote property management in Portugal and show people what they have to offer in this beautiful country. They plan to offer more shows like this one in the future to encourage others to visit Portugal.
This conference was successful in that they came up with a solid plan to attract others to this country and have them even buy a home here. They have devised a plan with the help of experts to make this a destination that is attractive to tourists all over the world. Visiting Portugal is the new vacation place for visitors and it will only continue to be the place to visit.
The Portugal Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to bringing more visitors to their country and getting the tourism dollars that have gone elsewhere in the past. They have made a commitment to this project and are working hard to make it successful. The amount of people that are at this conference and the caliber of the speakers at this conference make it clear that the powers to be are very serious about making Portugal the place to vacation.
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