Go to Portugal will return to the extremely well-liked FTWeekend this September, for a second consecutive yr. With the associate theme “Be Impressed by Go to Portugal,” FTWeekend friends may have the chance to immerse themselves in Portuguese flavours, wines and books at Kenwood Home Gardens on 2nd September 2023. The one-day pageant will embody distinguished discussions, cooking demonstrations, and reside performances spanning from poetry to jazz.
FTWeekend guests might be transported to Portugal via an array of gastronomy experiences, positive wines, and literary classes, highlighting the best elements of Portugal. From the shoreline to the countryside, friends will depart feeling impressed to find Portugal.
Nuno Fazenda, Portugal’s Secretary of State for Tourism, Commerce and Companies, added: “The UK has traditionally been Portugal’s major tourism market. This primary semester of 2023 is one of the best ever, within the historical past of Portuguese tourism, together with that originating from the British market, which has grown virtually 10% in resort friends in comparison with 2019, beforehand one of the best yr ever. Moreover, Brits are discovering different areas and vacationer sights. The presence of Portugal on this prestigious Monetary Instances occasion, supplies a possibility to bolster the notoriety of Portugal as a vacation spot of excellence to go to all yr spherical.”
Portugal is a agency favorite with UK holidaymakers. The vacation spot has skilled continued progress of income and guests from the UK. Portugal has seen a 15% enhance in vacationer income from the UK and a 9% enhance in UK vacationer arrivals within the first half of 2023 in comparison with the identical interval 2019.
The scheduled classes will transport attendees on a journey, catering to these in the hunt for profound and immersive journey encounters past standard vacationer sights. Designed for a discerning viewers, acclaimed writer José Luís Peixoto will lead an expedition into the realm of Literary Tourism, unveiling narratives and illuminating as what lies between the pages. This literary journey guarantees to infuse Portugal-bound journeys with a fascinating literary essence.
Portuguese gastronomy presents an alluring mix of traditions and flavours. From the famend custard tarts “pastéis de nata” to conventional seafood and fish dishes. Portugal’s Henrique Sá Pessoa, a famend two-star Michelin Chef will showcase a mouth-watering salt cod dish to spectators.
Insightful discussions will see Portuguese two Michelin star chef José Avillez main a dialog with Danilo Cerqueira, Tempo Vip CEO and Rachel O´Reilley, KUONI Director of Communications about Portugal’s culinary journey – from subject to desk.
As Portuguese wine narrates tales of age-old vineyards, from the Douro Valley to Azores wines, each sip opens a gateway to centuries of viticultural legacy. Company can embark on their very own journey via Portuguese wines with Grasp of Wine Julia Harding and FT drinks columnist Alice Lascelles as they information a tasting of probably the most beautiful Portuguese wines.
These tourism segments encapsulate not only a dedication to cultural preservation and sustainability, but additionally wield a transformative affect. Their attract lies of their capability to usher travellers into uncharted territories of style, thought, and exploration. This mix of experiences, luxurious in its divergence from the traditional, guarantees to form the way forward for journey into one that’s wealthy, holistic, and extraordinary.
The 1000’s attending FTWeekend may even be taught why Portugal is likely one of the most inspiring international locations to go to and the way it’s main the best way in foods and drinks, tradition, and literature.