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Lisboa Convention Bureau (Ad)

Lisboa: the MICE powerhouse

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Spread across seven hills overlooking the majestic River Tagus, Lisbon is a key business centre and MICE powerhouse.

Its ever growing choice of world class venues, hotels and incentives options make it a popular choice for major international events.

One will also discover a major cultural centre blessed with a mild, sunny climate, a fascinating melting pot where historic influences such as its rich maritime past are interlaced with modern trends and lifestyles.

Thanks to its close proximity to Cascais, the World Heritage Site of Sintra and the Arrábida amazing nature, Lisbon is a ‘resort city’.

From championship golf courses to the excellent shopping and world class gastronomy there’s a staggering choice of incentive activities on offer in the city and the surrounding ocean, beaches, mountains and rivers for your clients.

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Lisboa then AND NOW…

Styled over 400 years by the Moors and certainly enriched by the spice trade in the golden age of its over sea connections during the 15 and 16th centuries. Lisboa is a historic capital, a collection of unusual character and charm.

The city is an amalgam of 1000 years of cultural influences that mingle with modern trends and life style creating intricate and spectacular contrasts.

Spread across seven hills always opening a window towards the majestic Tagus river.

 

Attractive factors

Lisboa is just a short flight away. 1 - 3 hours from most European cities and 5 - 8 hours from North America. The Lisboa airport IS centrally located only 15 min transfer from city centre and 30-45 min to Cascais or Sintra. The Airport is served by all major air lines and with daily non stop connections to all major European cities as well as the US, South America and Africa (more than 50 destinations).

Mild weather - our climate is never too hot in summer and lots of warm sunshine in winter.

 

Awards

By World Travel Awards:

  • Europe's Leading City Tourist Board 2019
  • World's Leading City Destination 2018
  • World's Leading City Break Destination 2018

 

Who we are

Turismo de Lisboa - Visitors & Convention Bureau

"Turismo de Lisboa " is a non-profit organization, established through an alliance of public and private bodies, which operate in the tourist sector. The main objective of this association is to combine efforts, in order to improve and further the promotion of Lisboa as a tourist destination, and thus to improve the quality and competitiveness of the city.

The Association's activities also include the creation of various tourist projects, as a result of private initiatives or in partnership with other entities. "Turismo de Lisboa” is divided into two sections: the Visitors Bureau and the Convention Bureau.

The "Convention Bureau" promotes Lisboa as a prime location for holding congresses, meetings, trade fairs, exhibitions, and business travel.

The Bureau offers impartial advice and assistance to event organizers. Services include bid preparation, coordination of site inspections, innovative ideas for social programs and identification of suitable venues for events.

 

Get to Lisbon

There are many ways to get to Lisbon and all of them are easy to use. With the airport just a few minutes from the centre of the city, stations with international rail links and various ports for cruise ships, there are many options for getting to the capital of Portugal. If you prefer to come by car, there are excellent roads from various points north and south along the border with Spain.

Air 

Lisbon International Airport – Humberto Delgado - is located only 7 kms from the city centre and from the majority of the conference hotels and congress centres. Metro, aerobus and taxis available from the airport.
Lisboa is just a short flight away. 1 - 3 hours from most European cities and 5 - 8 hours from North America. We have 1,944 weekly flights;

Train

It is just as easy to reach the centre of the city. National and international trains arrive every day at Santa Apolónia station, which is very close to all the traditional neighbourhoods and Terreiro do Paço. But if you would like to add a unique architectural experience to your arrival, get off at Gare do Oriente, whose Calatrava-designed lines impress even those who see it every day.

River/Sea

Those arriving by sea have one of the best views of Lisbon – from the river – and can moor in 3 different places, all near the centre. If you come by cruise ship, you can dock at Alcântara, Rocha Conde de Óbidos or Santa Apolónia. If you arrive by yacht, there are several marinas as you sail up the river.

Car

The best ways to enter Lisbon are via the A1 and A2, which both have national and international connections along their course. The landscape is beautiful and mobility around the region compensates the long hours of driving. After all, there is more to Lisbon than just city.

 

 

Contacts:

Lisboa Convention Bureau

Turismo de Lisboa

Rua do Arsenal 23

1100- 038 Lisboa Portugal

Tel: (351) 21 031 2700 Fax: (351) 21 031 2899

atl@visitlisboa.com