Within the Ministry of the Economy and Digital Transition, Turismo de Portugal, I.P. is the national tourism authority responsible for the promotion, enhancement and sustainability of tourism activities, bringing together a single entity with all the institutional competencies relating to the development of tourism activities, from the supply sector to demand.
Our mission includes:
o Enhance and develop tourism infrastructures
o Development of human resource training
o Supporting investment in the sector
o Coordinating Portugal’s domestic and international promotion as a tourism destination
o Regulate and inspect gambling activities
To support sector investment and develop tourism infrastructures Turismo de Portugal has developed financial grants and incentives in order to:
o Improve the quality of the existing tourism infrastructures
o Development of new products
o Boost technological innovation, entrepreneurship and tourism start-ups
In 2016 the Portuguese Government launched “REVIVE”, a programme that aims to attract private investment to state heritage properties throughout the country. The aim is to convert them to a business associated to the hospitality, cultural and/or entertainment industry. Under public tender, the concessions have a duration of up to 50 years.
All the properties in this programme can be accessed here: https://revive.turismodeportugal.pt/en