There were accolades in abundance for Portugal this week with the front page of the Portugal News reporting. Full story here.
On top of this, the region was deemed to be the most economic to visit, while Lisbon was the second best city break destination.
This all sounds good for those looking to invest in Property in Portugal, which has typically been hailed as a more expensive destination than many of its European counterparts.
With the rise in sterling the affordability for holidays has increased and for those looking to make the most of their hard earned cash, Portugal was once again up there with the best when comparing costs such as average family meal (£27.03 on average for 2 adults and 2 kids inc drinks) An hours pedalo hire just £5.36, half that of Majorca, Brittany or Cyprus.
The article goes on with a number of other interesting statistics on average traveller spending
This is all good news, and although its rare to say it, looks like Portugal is reacting to previous criticisms regarding pricing, and working to attract more holiday makers.
Lets hope that these trends continue and more and more people find their way to Portugal, and discover a paradise just 3 hours from home.