39th edition of Fantasporto

The 2019 edition of Fantasporto is on from the 22nd February until the 2nd March. As it is usual, this year’s edition will take place in Rivoli movie theater in Oporto. There will be plenty of fantastic movies for all types of fans. There will also be a special edition of “Easy Rider” from Dennis Hopper to celebrate 50 years since its release.

If you are into fantastic movies, then this is an opportunity you should not miss. Visit the Fantasporto website and make your booking now!!

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Emirates new route – Oporto – Dubai

The airline company Emirates announced today that there will be a new route connecting Oporto and Dubai starting the 2nd July 2019. There will be four weekly flights between these two destinations, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays with the following departure and arrival times:

  • Departure from Dubai at 9h15 and arrival at Oporto at 14h30
  • Departure from Oporto at 17h35 and arrival at Dubai at 4h15

Emirates will use the Boeing 777-300ER to operate flights between these two cities. These planes are able to offer eight private suites, 42 places in executive class and 310 in economy class, having also the additional capacity to carry 18 tonnes of cargo.

This is definitely good news for Oporto, as it keeps strenghtening its position as a relevant worldwide destination…

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North Music Festival 2019 – Bush and Kusturica

This year’s edition of the North Music Festival will feature Bush and Kusturica in its lineup. The 2019 version of festival will take place between the 24th and 25th May in the Alfândega building.

For more information about the North Music Festival, please click in this link: North Music Festival website.

If you are looking for a reason to visit Oporto in the end of May, then you just found one. Book with us and come to enjoy the North Music Festival!!

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BOOM-Massive Growth week

The BOOM-Massive Growth week returns to Oporto for another series of workshops on Marketing and Sales that will be directed by several experts in these two fields. Approximately 25 speakers have been invited to address some of the most relevant and controversial topics in terms of real estate expansion, lean marketing and much more. This event is sponsored by the national association of young entrepreneurs (ANJE) and other institutions with a dynamic role in terms of startups.

Tickets are available in the following formats:

  • Daily ticket: 34,99 euros, including lunch.
  • Weekly ticket: 139,99 euros, including lunches.

For more info about this event, please visit the BOOM week site.

If Marketing and Sales are your thing, then this is an opportunity you should not miss!!

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16th edition of “Essência do Vinho”

The 16th edition of “Essência do Vinho” will take place in Oporto between the 21st and the 24th February 2019. As it is usual, this year’s edition will be located in Palácio da Bolsa featuring more than 3000 wines from 400 national and international producers.

There will be several wine contests, workshops, wine tasting and much more. The venue will be open from 15h00 until 20h00 on the 21st and 24th , and until 21h00 on the 22nd and 23rd. Tickets are already available for online purchase. For more info, please visit the event website.

If wine is your thing, then this is an event you should no miss. Please book now and stay with us 🙂 🙂

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Porto City Race 2019

The 2019 edition of the Porto City Race will take place between the 17th May and the 19th May. This year, the organisation is planning to take the event to the western side of Oporto. The City Race Euro Tour starts with the Oporto event and then moves on to other famous European towns, such as: Bruges, Zagreb, Liverpool, Barcelona, Roma, among others.

The Oporto Race will also include one night event and everyone can participate. Even people who find it difficult to use a map or a compass can also enjoy this race, as there will be tutors to help the less proficient participants.

You can enrol online using this link. An enrolment fee applies but it is exactly the same whether you are an amateur or professional.

If you are into urban racing, then this is an opportunity ...

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New air route to Sardinia!

There is already a new direct air link between Cagliari (the capital of Sardinia) and Oporto. This route is being operated by Ryanair and it is one of the new routes associated with the launch of the Oporto Ryanair hub.

There will be weekly flights linking these two cities every Monday and Thursday. This will be a relevant step to promote tourism, both in Sardinia and Oporto. The Sardinia tourism association already launched a campaign to attract tourists from Oporto.

A significant improvement to connect Oporto to other European cities, namely Italian cities.

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TAP trebles flights to New York

The Portuguese airline (TAP) announced a threefold increase in the number of flights between Oporto and New York City. The airline is going to increase the number of weekly flights from 2 to 6. Therefore, it is possible to travel between these two cities everyday, except Tuesday. Flights are already available for sale and the plane used in this route is the Airbus A321 Long Range.

This is a relevant step for Oporto as it significantly enhances its ability to attract traffic and tourists from other continents. It is clearly a great opportunity for US citizens to visit Oporto!!!

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Banksy arrives to Oporto – Alfândega

The exhibition “Banksy, Dismaland and Others” arrives to Oporto on the 19th January 2019 (next Saturday). This exhibit can be visited in Alfândega do Porto between the 19th January and the 31st March 2019.

The exhibition includes large pictures from the Dismaland project (2015), as well as pictures from “Walled Off Hotel” (2017) and “Flower Thrower” (2005). There will also be some pictures from young Portuguese talents.

If you are into photography and you like Banksy work, then this is a great opportunity to visit Oporto and see the exhibition!!!

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DashDash founders in Oporto.

DashDash founders, Humberto Pereira and Torben Schulz, are coming to Oporto on the 17th January 2019 to participate and speak in the second edition of the Startup Grind Porto. The event starts at 19h00 in the Critical Software premises ( LARGO TITO FONTES, Nº 21 PORTO, 4000-124 ) and is sponsored by Google for Entrepreneurs. Tickets are available for purchase online in two different versions: early bird (4.71 euros) and regular (8.41 euros).

If you into entrepreneurship or want to know more about dashdash history and strategy, then this is a great opportunity to do so!! For more information, please visit the Startup Grind Porto website!

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