AlliedPRA, Leading International Destination Management Firm, Opens Office in Lisbon, Portugal

LONDON, October, 2013 – AlliedPRA International, a global leader in the destination management company (DMC) sector, announces the opening of AlliedPRA Portugal in Lisbon. The new Lisbon office, Robert Patterson, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, explained will service clients seeking a distinctive, yet affordable location for corporate meetings and events, blending modern conveniences with a classic European feel. The AlliedPRA Portugal office will serve Lisbon, including the city center of Baixa, Chiado, Bairro Alto, Nations Park in the eastern part of Lisbon, as well as the resort destinations of Belém, and Estoril/Cascais. Denise Dornfeld, President AlliedPRA North America, stated “Portugal and Lisbon in particular, is a popular destination for US incentive groups and AlliedPRA’s North American Global Sales team is delighted to have another EMEA destination to offer the group’s North American clients.”

Heading up the AlliedPRA Portugal team is Fatima Luis Neves, who has been appointed as Managing Director. An experienced professional with a diverse skill set, Fatima has designed, planned and operated large scale events, team building activities, incentive programmes, meetings and congresses for various companies in, amongst others, the banking, pharmaceutical and insurance industries. Fatima has built solid relationships with the best in class suppliers in Portugal, helping her to offer and deliver optimal solutions to clients’ needs. Her strong focus on identifying the best value for money product, combined with her innovation has enabled her to consistently exceed the expectations of her clients. Fatima has been entrusted with the responsibility of firmly establishing AlliedPRA Portugal as the premier DMC operator in Portugal.

The closest European city to the U.S., Lisbon offers an eclectic mix of historic charm and contemporary venues. When you think of world capitals for business event planning, Lisbon has an allure that can compete with any other major city. It is one of the most ancient cities in the world with a rich history offering corporate and incentive clients budget-friendly venues that range from modern convention destinations to unique museums. Lisbon has an enviable selection of traditional and modern venues as well as excellent business and luxury hotels. The city offers meeting and events planners the opportunity to experience Portuguese culture, from its globally inspired cuisine and world-renowned wines, to soulful music, reflecting the warmth of its people. It all makes for a memorable backdrop for meeting and events.

“The AlliedPRA group is constantly adapting to meet the evolving needs of our clients and is committed to steadily expanding the service it is able to offer globally,” commented Patterson. “Lisbon is an attractive and accessible destination enjoying warm weather all year round. It is able to offer clients with M.I.C.E. requirements excellent hotels, fine dining, traditional and modern architecture and a rich selection of cultural options, all at very affordable prices. AlliedPRA Portugal provides groups, destination management services in and around Lisbon, as well as throughout Portugal. AlliedPRA is delighted to have appointed Fatima Luis Neves, as managing director of AlliedPRA Portugal. She and her team have a wealth of experience in delivering destination management services in Lisbon and the rest of the country. Our new Portugal office is looking forward to impressing our valued clients.”

One of the most recognized and notable international destination management companies, AlliedPRA offers clients the same unsurpassed quality independent of which AlliedPRA office they do business with. AlliedPRA offices provide a full range of destination management services ranging from unique special events to complex transportation solutions, team building programs, sightseeing tours, meetings, incentives, conventions, and events.

Founded in 1981, AlliedPRA is a leading global destination management and event planning company with a reach across three continents, 7 countries and over 100 destinations, serving the most respected companies in every major industry sector. For information on the complete portfolio of international destination management services, please email:, contact the headquarters at +44 (0) 208 891 8935 or visit

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AlliedPRA Coverage:
AlliedPRA’s European destinations are France, Italy, Monaco, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom. AlliedPRA’s Middle Eastern destination is located in Dubai. AlliedPRA USA’s destinations are served by wholly-owned and franchise operations in Arizona, Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New England, New Orleans, New York, Northern California, Orange County, Orlando, Palm Springs, San Antonio, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and South Florida.