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The Non Habitual Resident law: a Case Study

The Non Habitual Resident law: a Case Study

The Non Habitual Resident law: a Case Study   I thought that Börje Forsberg looked tanned and relaxed. Although we had never met before, I assumed that this was because he was now retired to the Algarve. He was quick to confirm my first impressions. By his own admission, he now has a very different […]

Tourism Drives Revival in Portuguese Economy

Tourism Drives Revival in Portuguese Economy

Tourism Drives Revival in Portuguese Economy   Portugal’s tourism revenue grew 12.37% in 2014, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), reaching €10.4 billion in revenue and contributing more than €7 to Portugal’s balance of trade. The increase represents the third successive year of impressive growth for a sector that represents around 5% of […]

THE GOLDEN VISA SOLD AS SURE SOLUTION

THE GOLDEN VISA SOLD AS SURE SOLUTION

BUYER BEWARE! THE GOLDEN VISA BEING SOLD AS A SURE-FIRE SOLUTION to EU RIGHTS POST BREXIT   It is perhaps fitting that I found myself writing this article in the air between the UK and the EU. I sit, poised, mid-air, trying to weigh up whether recent changes in the UK or those announced by […]

Art in Algarve Emulates Multicultural Community

Art in Algarve Emulates Multicultural Community

Art in Algarve Emulates Multicultural Community   It’s not quite Miami, or the melting pot that is São Paulo, or Paris with its quartiers, or even London with its myriad Tube stops, many of which represent gateways to miniature international communities. But art in Algarve has its own ‘identity’ influenced by the vast range of […]

Accessibility: Levelling for Senior Tourists

Accessibility: Levelling for Senior Tourists

Accessibility: Levelling the Playing Field for Senior Tourists At the World Travel Market in London a panel discussion on accessible tourism included panellists from around the world, among them Paralympian Ade Adepitan. The participants expressed their frustration at the slow pace of change in levelling accessibility in the playing field for travellers with disabilities, starting […]

SKATTEFRI PENSIONERING I HJÄRTAT AV EUROPA

SKATTEFRI PENSIONERING I HJÄRTAT AV EUROPA

SKATTEFRI PENSIONERING I HJÄRTAT AV EUROPA   Vem som helst som närmar sig pensionsåldern vill skydda sin välförtjänta pension. Många vill göra detta i ett tryggt land med ett varmt klimat, med vänliga människor och med en fantastisk livsstil. Inget enskilt land har en särskilt underlättad procedur till ovanstående. Portugal, som röstats Europas bästa golf […]

Cascais Revival Festival REMEMBERED!

Cascais Revival Festival REMEMBERED!

Cascais Revival Festival REMEMBERED! The largest-ever crowd at a Cascais Revival Festival was restless. A rushed performance by the preceding act, eager to be off to see England play in the World Cup, had sprinkled the warm night air with tension. Anticipation steadily grew as musicians and vocalists made their way onto a stage tinged […]

Billy Ocean 64-year old steals the show

Billy Ocean 64-year old steals the show

Remember the 80s, rejoice the senior artists – Billy Ocean!   The largest-ever crowd at a Cascais Revival Festival was restless. A rushed performance by the preceding act, who were eager to be off to see England play in the World Cup, had sprinkled the warm night air with tension. Among the assembled audience the […]

Budget & Info – ORL – Live Like a King for Less

Budget & Info – ORL – Live Like a King for Less

Live Like A King For Less – Budget Comparisons The cost of living in Portugal is generally among the lowest in Western Europe. Some items, such as fuel (around €1.30/ liter or about US$5/gallon), electricity, second hand cars (Ford Focus 2012 diesel between €12,000 and €20,000, Audi A4 Avant diesel starting at €40,000) and electronic […]

ORL – Making The Right Property Choice

ORL – Making The Right Property Choice

Making The Right Property Choice Start With A Rental The Algarve is a popular summer rental market. A range of options exist in both municipalities. Long-term rentals represent a small percentage of the total rental market and private apartment and villa rentals, whose owners often only place properties on the market as an afterthought following […]