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Madeira News app launched. Ferry video.

Madeira News app logo

Madeira News app launched

After becoming GDPR Compliant, with the necessary privacy policies and “cookie” warnings in place to comply with new legal requirements, the blog has now become fully mobile friendly for tablets and smartphones with the launch of a new “app” for news from Madeira. The app can be added to your tablet or smartphone home screen for immediate ............ more

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“Best Island Destination” again – on Madeira Day.

Europe's Best Island Destination

Madeira: Best Island Destination in Europe again

The Diario reports that Madeira was last night honoured as Europe’s ‘leading island destination’  for the fifth time at the tourism “Oscars” gala held at the Zappeion Megaron Hall in Athens, Greece. The World Travel Awards, held for the 25th time, is an initiative created in 1993 to recognise the best examples of good practices in ............ more

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Atlantic Festival concludes. Brits take EU nationality.

Atlantic Festival

Atlantic Festival finishes

The Atlantic Festival draws to a close tonight at 10.30pm. In these Saturday-night firework displays, which take place throughout June, companies compete for a trophy awarded by public vote, through the Internet and boxes located in strategic places in Funchal city (City Pier – day of the show, La Vie, Marina Shopping, Av. Arriaga Tourism Office). The fourth and ............ more

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Classic Car Rally. Old seafront.

Classic Car Rally

Madeira Classic Car Rally

Forty cars are registered for the XXIX Tour of Madeira – Classic Rally, organised by the Classic Automobile Club of Madeira (CACM), which takes place between 29 June and 1 July. Entries include 30 cars in the sports event, with another 10 that will follow the same course without competing.
The competition comprises two stages, the first of 110 ............ more

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Official TAP criticism. Festas de São Pedro.

TAP criticism headline from Diario

TAP cancels 200 flights in 2018

The front page of today’s Diario focuses on the poor performance of the national airline TAP when it comes to delivering flights to Madeira. It has calculated that more than 200 flights failed to take off or land on the island so far this year, including 65 for “operational reasons”.

As a result of these cancellations the Regional Government of ............ more

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BA expects growth. Car hire. Cookies.

BA to expand in Madeira

BA to expand presence in Madeira

According to RTP Madeira, BA will maintain their five weekly flights this summer, delivering 30,000 tourists to the island.  As of winter,  the TV station’s website says that British Airway’s “expectation is to carry 20% more passengers, totalling 42,000 seats put up for sale” (not sure about the maths here?).
RTP note that this ............ more

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