The sunshine region. A region of hidden delights, of golden beaches framed by beautifully wrought limestone rocks, of small, simple restaurants where the taste of the fish – just caught, just grilled and drizzled with a local olive oil – will pull you back time and time again. The Algarve has over 200 Km of excellent beaches, many of which are beside lovely tourist villages full of colour, ruby-red cliffs, pines and green vegetation all add up to make this one of the most enchanting regions of Portugal. From Faro to Vila Real de Santo António, the Ria Formosa spreads out – an area of lagoons and a stopping place for migratory birds. It is also the habitat for rare species of fauna and flora.
Vega DMC Portugal - Destination Management Company
A leading DMC in Portugal
"Sometimes people ask me about why I founded Vega? Well, Vega is my oldest child. Being the daughter of an Hotel, Travel Agencies & Safari Owner in Africa, after several experiences and adventures travelling around the world and working as an account manager for groups in the Travel Business, in Canada, I realized that I had enough experience to start my own Company, Vega was founded in 1988!
With a lot of experience abroad, and a lot of worldwide travel, inspiration, proven success and commitment that is how it was born… with a wonderful TEAM, that have been working together for a long time. With the quick progress of our business, I saw the need of getting the Quality Certification ISO 9001, which we got in 2008 and still have.
Being certified we developed a high degree of Customer satisfaction, developed a profitable and sustainable activity by the control of our results; promote compliance with legal, regulatory and other requirements, like Commercial and behavioural ethics. Our focus on continuous improvement allows us to look the future with confidence, open to new challenges, looking for new business horizons and opportunities.
Vega is recognized in Portugal and abroad, as a prestigious DMC, we offer differentiated and personalized services that meet the expectations of our Clients.
Meet our fantastic team, we are VEGA!"
Cristina Van Zeller
Incentive Organisers and Meeting Planners are always looking for new ideas, unusual venues and unique ways to excite participants and delegates who have experienced everything from Europe to exotic Asia. But Portugal can be an exciting destination as it has the right ingredients for this success. Ten reasons to choose our destination:
Culture: It's one of the world's great historical countries, with characteristics and surprising sights, cultural treasures, and a beautiful setting
Value: It's one of Europe's best values - officially Western Europe's least expensive country
Location: It's the closest European country to the United States and just around a 2-hour flight from all the other major European countries
Climate: Its mild climate makes it an ideal year-round destination
Resort: It is the only European country with several main cities located so close to sandy beaches enabling visitors to combine culture with fun by the sea
Size: It's a compact and intimate country, ideal for a short city break or a longer romantic stay, with a lively café culture and a nightlife that is one of the most vibrant in Europe
Variety: It has an incredible variety of tourist attractions, from fairytale palaces to world-class golf , from great food to greater wines, from surfing to dolphin and whale-watching
Gateway: Several of its main cities make a perfect base to explore many of Portugal’s most outstanding towns, villages and islands
Safety: It's one of the safest European country
Welcoming: It's a friendly country welcoming to all visitors and families with children, and open to minorities and alternative lifestyles
Nine Islands offer many natural delights!
The nine volcanic islands of the Azores, each with its own unique identity, are similarly graced with natural beauty – lakes, volcanic cones and craters, stunning vistas and flowers-covered landscapes.
All year-round sunshine and the warm spring temperatures make Madeira an exceptional retreat from the harsh Northern Europe winters. Unspoilt countryside, the peace and tranquillity combined with the warmth of the people, are high on the list of reasons why many visitors return year after year.
The Douro is a land of experiences. For its breath taking scenery sculpted by the vineyards, for its people, for its heritage and for its genuine uniqueness.
A region of sun-baked olive groves, fortified towns and traditional villages, all of which are a joy to explore. Alentejo offer a truly unique portuguese experience, with a distinctive heritage, delicious regional cuisines and an infectious unhurried pace of life.
Lisboa is a city of seven hills with spectacular views and a unique light. Views out across the River Tagus, the labyrinthine neighbourhoods of narrow streets roofed in terracotta tile, the castle, the iconic bridge and so much more!
Humble, honest and rough around the edges is a laid-back destination full of pretty shops, historic alleyways, magnificent architecture, modern gastronomy and the delights of a relaxed city with a strong cultural identity.