JM reports that the president of the Portuguese Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies warns of the risk of new taxes being charged to tourists, such as tickets to Cabo Girão or Cais do
Sardinha – as reported here last weekend.
Speaking to JM, in Lisbon, Pedro Costa Ferreira warns the Regional Government that “anything that increases the price can drive away demand”, and recommends prudence.
Terra Bona wines win more prizes
The same newspaper reports that after winning awards with the ‘Family Harvest’ 2017 and 2018, and the ‘Terracotta Amphora’ 2018, the special vintages the Terra Bona vineyard on the north coast of Madeira ‘Terra Bona French Oak 2018’ with a Gold Medal Terracotta Amphora 2019 with a Silver Medal.
At the Portugal Wine Trophy 2022, which brought together producers from 12 European countries, in a total of 330 still (table) wines, in addition to others, held at the end of last month, for the first time in our pearl of the Atlantic.
“These results have only been achieved with the excellent work of partnership that has been built with IVBAM and the team at Adega de São Vicente, led by Enologist Eng. João Pedro Machado”, highlights Terrabona, in a statement sent to the newsrooms.
3 thoughts on “Travel agencies warn against taxes”
There was talk of a tourist tax coming in at one point and I believe there is one in in Santa Cruz/Machico area.
/There was one in Sta Cruz. Not sure if has been reinstated post pandemic?
Typical tourist taxes elsewhere are something like 1€ a day. Even if per person that’s not much compared to the typical total cost of a holiday.
As for charging for Cabo Girão, I’m surprised they haven’t been charging for it until now. Unlike a ”normal” viewpoint it is man-made after all.