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Providing technical and financial support for tourism is one of Turismo de Portugal’s responsibilities, regardless of the type of activity or the state of development of the investment.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​// Technical and financial support targets:

_ improving the quality of tourism infrastructures
_ the development of new products
_ the transformation of business models
_ support for innovation, entrepreneurship and tourism startups

​// Turismo de Portugal contributes to the upgrading of the tourism offering because it:

_ ensures the transparency of the market and the services rendered to tourists
_ intervenes in territorial management, promoting a suitable policy in terms of tourism planning and the structuring of the offering
_ participates in the authorising of tourism activities
_ monitors the evolution of Portugal’s tourism offering through the classification of enterprises and the registration of travel and tourism agencies, tourism recreation agencies and local lodging establishments.​

// Supports investment in tourism since it:

_ provides technical and financial support for public and private entities
_ manages financial support instruments
_ encourages practices of excellence

// And it promotes innovation and entrepreneurship by:

_ monitoring and supporting tourism startups with programmes such as FIT - Fostering Innovation in Tourism 
_ promoting innovation and the use of technology in the tourism value chain, with a special focus on the tourist experience, sustainability solutions and big data, being a founding member of NEST Tourism Innovation Centre (the anchor project of the Tourism 4.0 initiative)
_ supporting business initiatives through stakes in venture capital companies, property investment and mutual guarantees.

  • Development and planning
  • Economy
  • Financial support lines
  • Organisation and management
  • Land Management Planning
  • Programmes, projects and initiatives
  • Tourism
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