Things are looking sunny for the Portuguese region with Portugal recently named Europe's leading destination and the top beach destination awarded to the Algarve. And it's not for the first time either, with Portugal picking up the World Travel Award for the third year running and an impressive sixth time for the Algarve!
We're halfway through the year and it would seen green has definitely been the theme so far, set to continue with further news this week that Paros is set to become the Med's first plastic waste-free island as a result of the Clear Blue Paros initiative.
And here is the best of the rest in the headlines this week. Remember to visit rciventures.com for the latest as it happens: