In a record-breaking year for The Portugal News we have seen our online and print publications grow in reach and distribution, and we have plans to extend this even further in 2023 with new distribution points for our publications in key locations across Portugal as well as new publications, apps, and sites.
The Portugal News
Since 1977 The Portugal News has been bringing unbiased, factual, and informative news to readers across the country in print, and increasingly to those around the world online. We are dedicated to sharing everything about Portugal with our readers in English in print and now online news is also available in Dutch, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Russian, Romanian, Chinese, Turkish, Indian, Portuguese, Urdu, and also in Ukrainian to help meet the needs of the 50,000 Ukrainians who have come to Portugal since the Russian invasion of their country.
We continue to focus on positive news and have been actively working to increase our readership, and interest in Portugal as a whole, in North America while we plan to look at new markets across the world in 2023 – bringing all that is great about Portugal to as many readers, in as many languages, as possible.
While we have long been known for our work as a newspaper, 2022 saw us take over the much loved Central Magazine, a publication focused on the golden triangle of the Algarve and packed full of information and interesting articles for both local residents and visitors alike. A new look, revamped layout, increased print run and wider distribution have helped us to bring this free magazine to more people throughout the region, and we have big plans to share this magazine more widely through a new website and updated social media presence in 2023.
Properties in Portugal
With the real estate sector in Portugal being so strong, it was only natural that we began a publication to help buyers, sellers, and agents in the country – and so Properties in Portugal was born. This bi-monthly publication showcases some of the best properties available for sale in Portugal alongside informative articles about the market and living and moving to Portugal – in both English and Portuguese. The publication is distributed for free in the Algarve and will soon be available nationwide. To compliment the site we have also launched a free online Property Portal with over 40,000 properties from some of the best agents from across the country featured on www.propertiesinportugal.com in English, Dutch, Portuguese, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Swedish.
Growing the team
As we increase our number of publications and online reach we have also been increasing the number of people in our team, and this year has seen The Portugal News expand to more than 30 staff – and we are still growing! As a company, we understand that having a positive, creative, and dynamic place of work benefits everyone – our advertisers, our readers, and of course our team. In 2022 we began to trial a four-and-a-half-day week which has proved to be a great success and in 2023 we will move to a four-day week – thus improving the work-life balance of everyone who works with us. We have also implemented the “half day for good” which allows staff to take part in voluntary charity work during work hours to benefit the wider community. If you would like to become part of our team then just visit our website to submit your CV today at firstname.lastname@example.org!
More for our readers
We are always looking for new ways to give more to our readers - more news, more choices, more free offers, and more discounts. In January 2023 we will be launching an exclusive new travel portal with Expedia. The travel portal will offer a 10% discount on travel bookings to all of our readers with an exclusive Portugal News discount code. The new portal has been set up with Expedia, the largest travel site in the US and the second largest in the world, and offers our readers the chance to book holidays, hotels, flights, and much more at the very best prices. While the portal will focus on taking a break in Portugal at discounted prices, you will also be able to take advantage of the 10% discount on all travel throughout the world using the vast inventory Expedia has. Look out for this exciting new portal coming very soon.
You can also keep up to date with the news, properties, travel, and much more on our social media channels where you can find daily updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube, and we have plans to develop these even further in the future. We also have a dedicated app for The Portugal News and new exciting intuitive newsletters, sites, and apps coming your way in 2023 – as well as a planned revamp of our beloved in print newspaper – so watch this space!
We would like to thank everyone who has supported The Portugal News over the past year and we hope that we are able to continue to be your free publication of choice for everything you need in Portugal. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and a prosperous 2023!
Originally from the UK, Daisy has been living and working in Portugal for more than 20 years. She has worked in PR, marketing and journalism, and has been the editor of The Portugal News since 2019. Jornalista 7920