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2014/07/30

Don´t miss the 2014 edition of Madeira Wine Rally

The 2014 edition of “Madeira Wine Rally”, is hosted in the spectacular landscapes of the island of Madeira in the beginning of August.

The European Rally Championship is the oldest international competition organised by organised by FIA (the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile), and includes 10 events in 10 European countries. 


The Madeira Wine rally is one of the most important events in the championship and is the region’s biggest automobile event. The big names of world racing bring their racing cars to this great sports event that features many dozens of participants. The Madeiran race begins on Friday with the dispute of the "shakedown" at Avenida do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses, while on Saturday and Sunday, the competitors will travel the island enthusing the thousands of spectators that populate the mountains of Madeira looking for the best spot to observe the speed and skill of the drivers.

The rally is named after one of the main products in Madeira, the liqueur wine that was already highly popular in European courts in the 18th century due to its unique aroma and flavour.


For further information browse:
- Madeira Wine Rally website
https://www.facebook.com/ralivm
https://twitter.com/ralivm

- Rally Guide


Regata Transquadra arrives to Madeira Island at the end of July

The sailors of the Transquadra regatta will begin to arrive in Madeira on 31st of July, coming from the city of Saint Nazaire, in France.
About a hundred sailboats from different origins participate in this fantastic transatlantic sailing race, and close to 500 people are expected to visit the Region, including sailors and their families.
During the boats concentration for departure at Saint Nazaire Recreational Port, between the 23rd  and 27th of July, takes place the "Village Transquadra" whose programme includes the “Madeira Day” celebration, officially scheduled for July 25th. 

The number of daily visitors is expected to reach 1,000, between public, nautical industry professionals and specialty media, where Madeira Tourism will be present with an 18 m2 stand.

Source: Turismo da Madeira

August 2014 "Follow Me": Lisbon monthly tourist Guide for visitors

Before you visit Lisbon, check "Follow me Lisboa" and discover what´s happening in the Lisboa region during the next month of August.

Follow Me Lisboa is a monthly tourist Guide for visitors.

A bilingual publication in Spanish and English, it is a pocket-sized publication containing the main cultural and other events to interest to the tourist and a complete itinerary to museums, monuments, parks, gardens, hotels and restaurants.


Find more about Lisboa region at:
https://www.visitportugal.com/en/destinos/lisboa-regiao
http://www.visitlisboa.com/Home_UK.aspx?lang=en-GB
- Brochure
"A personal Experience"

August 2014: Algarve Events Guide

Going to the Algarve during the month of August? So discover here what’s happening in the Algarve region.

The Algarve is known for its beaches, natural landscapes, bars and golf courses. And for its restaurants, hotels, monuments, and of course, for entertainment.
The offer of entertainment destination is diversified and includes events of public and private partners that invite you to enjoy emotions and traditions, sounds and regional flavors, that the Algarve Tourism organizes in this guide leaflet.

2014/07/22

Portugal: Summer holidays

Porto Santo beach ©Turismo da Madeira
Have you chosen the destination for your summer holidays yet? Looking for sunshine, nature and a relaxing atmosphere? You’ll find all this and much more in Portugal!

If you’re looking for sun and beach activities, you can opt between the fresh breezes of the beaches in the North and Centre regions, the Alentejo’s unspoilt beaches or more cosmopolitan and lively beaches to the south, including excellent resorts and tourism villages. 

If you prefer other activities, why not point your compass to the hinterland, where you’ll find preserved villages, natural parks, thermal spas, dams and river beaches, from north to south, that offer peaceful relaxation.

We haven’t yet mentioned the islands. Nature’s finest attributes are concentrated in the archipelagos of Madeira and the Azores.

And why not enjoy a bit of culture during your holidays? There’s always time to schedule a trip to a castle or a museum!

Make the most of the warm summer nights for open-air activities.  Throughout the country, you’ll find a wide array of music festivals, traditional festivities and glamorous and sophisticated events, that you’ll be sure to enjoy.


So now you know where you can spend your holidays this summer! Pack your bags and come to Portugal. We look forward to seeing you :)

2014/07/08

New direct flights from Madrid and Santiago to Porto Santo Island

Since July 6th up to September 7th, Air Nostrum is flying weekly from Madrid and Santiago Compostela to Porto Santo Island, Madeira.

This is a charter operation promoted by the tour operator Costas Galicia and the flights are operated with a CRJ-900.

More information at:
http://www.airnostrum.es/


Source: ANAM- Aeroportos da Madeira 

2014/07/07

From 16th to 31st July, Coimbra will host the 6th edition of the Arts Festival

From 16th to 31st July, Coimbra will host the 6th edition of the Arts Festival, promoted by Inês de Castro Foundation. 

This eclectic festival gives voice to several art forms: music, painting, theatre, literature, cinema, photography and so on!  

The festival will be mostly centred at the breathtaking open air amphitheatre in Quinta das Lágrimas. Absolutely outstanding!

Check here the programme.

More information at:
http://www.festivaldasartes.com
http://www.fundacaoinesdecastro.com

- https://www.facebook.com/FestivaldasArtes
http://www.pinterest.com/festivalcoimbra/


2014/07/03

New flight from Dusseldorf to Porto Santo

Germania has started a charter flight from Dusseldorf to Porto Santo Island on July 3rd. 

This operation is promoted by the tour operator Olimar, and will last until the 16th of October, 2014.

The flights will be carried out with Boeing 737-700 aircraft, with seating for 150 passengers.Thus, the island of Porto Santo sees recognized its quality as mass-bit family and tourist destination, despite the operation to be limited to the summer.


More info at:

Source: ANAM

Germania adds a new flight from Hamburg to Madeira

From November 2nd 2014 to April 26th, 2015, the company Germania is offering a new service  with 1 weekly flight from Hamburg to Madeira.

The schedule is the following: 
ST2190 HAM-FNC   0830 – 1210    Sunday
ST2191 FNC-HAM   1255 – 1805    Sunday

These flights are operated with an Airbus A319.

Germania is flying to Madeira since 2011 and currently has services from Bremen, Erfurt, Munich, Karlsruhe and Toulouse to Madeira.

More information at the Germania website.

Source: Ana Aeroportos de Portugal | ANAM 

New Route to Faro from EasyJet

To mark this new and unique service to Berlin-Schönefeld, Faro Airport and the British airline, who launch their 10th route to/from Faro and simultaneously enter the German market, welcomed the A319, the crew and passengers with a welcome shower of the aircraft upon arrival.

The direct link to Berlin Schönefeld, will operate with 2 weekly flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays (see schedule below) with an A319 aircraft, representing a total supply of 6,552 seats and 42 movements this summer.

For Faro Airport the opening of this route is a very positive sign from the German market, bringing Faro Airport better connected to another airport in the city of Berlin and the Algarve region served by a total of 6 weekly direct links.

For easyJet, which currently flies to major airports, the opening of a route in Faro strengthens its investment in Faro Airport and the Algarve and its strong commitment to take passengers to the heart of cities, saving time and the cost of their journeys.
Bookings at www.easyjet.com

Timetable:
Wednesdays and Saturdays
departure
SXF-FAO - 15:40 FAO-SXF - 19:00 <
Arrival 
SXF-FAO - 18:25
FAO-SXF - 23:40

Madeira Airport has new direct flights from Poland

Since June 17th to the 16th of September, Madeira has now weekly flights from Wroclaw, Gdansk and Poznan.

The polish operator ITAKA has expanded its operation from Warsaw and Katowice to Madeira, adding Madeira destination to its network from three new airports in Poland.

Madeira Airports have prepared a welcoming reception to the passengers arriving on the inaugural flights, offering local treats, such as Madeira Wine and flowers.



Source: Ana Aeroportos de Portugal 

Portugal Superbikes Grand Prix 2014

From 4th to 6th July the Superbike World Championship returns to Portugal

Vibrate with the vertiginous speed of the superbikes which will take part in one of the stages of the Superbike world championship in the Algarve.


Renowned for its competitive edge, the SBK championship has its traditional centre is in Europe and is also hosted in various parts of the globe such as Australia, Qatar, the United States and Indonesia. This competition is even more thrilling because no prototypes are used - only bikes built from commercial models.

As in other motorsports, each event counts for two simultaneous championships – pilots and brands.


More information:
http://www.autodromodoalgarve.com
http://www.worldsbk.com/en/news
https://www.facebook.com/sbkofficial
https://twitter.com/sbk_official