Madeira Carnival 2011-70% occupancy hotel sector; ‘Carnaval da Madeira’ 4-8 March 2011 Full Programme; Portuguese wine exports to UK double in value;

Portugal & Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Madeira Carnival 2011-70% occupancy hotel sector

The Diario Newspaper reports that the Madeira Government Tourism Secretary estimates that the hotel sector will have 70% occupancy during the Carnival week. A 7% increase on 2010.

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Portugal: first commercial semi-submersible floating wind turbine platform in world; Madeira beautiful even in black and white

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Madeira beautiful even in black and white

Portugal: first commercial semi-submersible floating wind turbine platform in world

‘Reve’ website:

The first offshore project worldwide integrating a wind turbine with a full-scale semi-submersible floating ............  ...read more

“How many wheels does a Funchal bus have?”; Presentation on ‘LITTLE 4 – 100% electric car; Madeira Carnival 2011 rehearsals; Oporto – Funchal Air Route 35,000 passengers; Calheta: hip-hop and puppets show on Friday

Portugal & Madeira News from Paul Abbiati:

Calheta: hip-hop and puppets show on Friday

Casa das Mudas: 4pm, ENTRY FREE, organised by Madeira’s ‘Conservatório – Escola das Artes’ (Conservatory-Arts Academy)

Transavia: Oporto – Funchal Air Route 35,000 passengers

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Monday Morning • Runway 23 • Madeira LPMA; Madeira’s big blue; Could 2011 be Portugal’s year winewise?; Athletics: Madeira Youths Regional Championships

Portugal & Madeira news from Paul Abbiati:

Monday Morning • Runway 23 • Madeira LPMA

“Monday Morning – A day with strong winds – runway 23 in use. Time-Lapse”

Videographer: Samuel Passos

Madeira: the big blue

Fantastic pictures taken by Pedro Ferrão Patricio of the inhabitants ............  ...read more

Madeira ensures almost every European comfort with every tropical luxury; Madeira bounced back brilliantly; Santo da Serra Sunday Market; Madeiran organic farming; Southern Madeira; Portugal business news

Madeira and Portugal News from Paul Abbiati:

The Telegraph article includes:

Microclimates

“So varied are the microclimates on this steep little island, rising abruptly out of the Atlantic, that in places you can grow avocados at one end of your garden and chestnuts at the other.”

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