Madeira “Back in Fashion”. Christmas.

Thomas Cook press release

“Retro destinations”

Madeira was being discussed on the BBC yesterday after a press release from Thomas Cook announced that “Retro destinations are making a comeback”, specifically mentioning three resorts; Costa Brava, Malta and Madeira. One Breakfast News presenter unkindly described Madeira as “somewhere your Grandma used to go to”. In the publicity material Chris ..................read more

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Weather.

Civil protection sign

Orange Warning

After last nights storms – thunder, lightening and heavy rain across much of the island – the outlook is poor for the foreseeable future according to nearly all the forecasts.
The Journal reports the adverse weather situation was correctly predicted by the SRPC – the Civil Protection – which issued a statement saying that poor weather “should ..................read more

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Funchal funfair. easyJet. Michelin Stars.

Funfair location on Avenida do Mar

Christmas amusement park for Funchal seafront

After a number of years in different locations, most recently Praia Formosa, the Christmas funfair returns to the Funchal seafront on December 1st. According to Funchal Noticias it will be located on the Avenida do Mar next to next to the controversial and little-used “Quay 8”. The funfair will last through until January 7th, and opens at 15.00, closing ..................read more

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easyJet “air rage” incident. Travel subsidy.

easyJet air rage incident at Madeira airport

The Journal reports that Thursday evening’s easyJet flight from Funchal, destined for Lisbon, ended up being delayed by more than an hour due to an “air rage” incident involving a couple prior to take-off. The Journal reported that the aircraft aborted take-off and returned to its stand due to the behaviour of a passenger who claimed to ..................read more

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600 year celebrations begin. Economy growing. AIDAprima.

Sugar cane

600 year celebrations begin

Featured in the Diario, the exhibition ‘The White Gold Islands. Artistic Order in Madeira (15th-16th centuries) ‘ is inaugurated today at the National Museum of Ancient Art in Lisbon. The exhibition has been put together with the collaboration of the Municipality of Funchal, which provided several pieces from the “The City of Sugar” Museum ..................read more

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