Good Morning America! … live from Portugal

 In News, Tourism, Travel

The most watched program by Americans, ABC’s Good Morning America, was broadcast on Thursday from Portugal.

The exposure could help attract more tourists from the US who, among foreign tourists, are already the 4th largest source of revenue for Portuguese hotels.

Growing by more than 16%, the phenomenon of growth of US tourists in Portugal remains on the rise, and with a tendency to accelerate in 2024, on top of the record last year.

With the Pena Palace, in Sintra, as a backdrop, presenter Robin Roberts went on the air highlighting the history, architecture and natural beauty of our country. “It’s easy to see why Portugal is on so many travel bucket lists. There is so much to see and do here”, praised the pivot, starting a special program totally dedicated to Portugal and for which she interviewed Americans on tourism and living in Portugal.

The journey through Portugal began in the Algarve, with the entrance to the Benagil cave, in Lagoa, the starting point to talk about the Portuguese beaches that attract so many North American tourists. This was followed by Porto, Lisbon and Sintra with Robin Roberts trying to understand why so many North Americans – about 10,000 – currently live in Portugal.

During the special, there was no shortage of Portuguese music, in particular fado, with the live performance of  singer Carminho, singing “O Quarto”, the song she performed in the film “Poor Creatures” and which earned Emma Stone the Oscar for best actress.

Also from the Pena Palace, Robin Roberts presented different typical Portuguese sweets, from the sweets of Sintra, with the ‘travesseiros’ and ‘queijadas’, to Lisbon with the much appreciated ‘pastéis de Belém’ Portuguese custard tarts. The North was not forgotten either, with the Douro being represented by Port wine.