Madeira elected Europe's Leading Island Destination 1 LOCALS Madeira News PORTO SANTO 

Madeira elected Europe’s Leading Island Destination

For the second year in a row, Madeira Islands were elected by the “World Travel Awards” organization as Europe’s Leading Island Destination for 2014. Madeira competed in this category alongside with tourist destinations such as the Canary Islands, the Balearic Islands, Sardinia, Malta and Cyprus. The World Travel Awards takes place annually and recognises, awards and celebrates excellence in all sectors of the tourism industry worldwide. Votes followed an evaluation undertaken mostly by tourism professionals and travel agents located in over 200 countries worldwide. Hotels should also be congratulated for…

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Gallo d'Oro restaurant Il retains Michelin star 2 Madeira News PRODUCTS Restaurants 

Gallo d’Oro restaurant Il retains Michelin star

Awarded for the first time in 2009, is the very first and only restaurant to receive this differentiation from Madeira so far. Il Gallo d’Oro Restaurant ( The Cliff Bay resort in Funchal), watched again the 7th successive year old its Michelin star at the very influential mention restaurants in the Earth, that the Michelin Guide. The award has been first announced in Marbella (Spain) in the gala presentation of this Michelin Guide Portugal and Spain at 2015. Gallo d’Oro restaurant Launch of book ‘Madeira by Chef Benoît Sinthon‘ The…

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The statue of Cristiano Ronaldo in Madeira Island 3 Madeira Island News Madeira News TRAVEL 

The statue of Cristiano Ronaldo in Madeira Island

Cristiano Ronaldo opened on Sunday (December 23), in Madeira, his own statue, which will be to remember, in the Sea Square in Funchal, this native son who became a global star. The statue was sculpted in bronze by artist Ricardo Veloza and measures 3.40 meters in height. The statue of Cristiano Ronaldo Accompanied by his mother Dolores Aveiro and son Cristiano Ronaldo, the captain of the Portuguese national team that was recalled in Madeira where he built the “foundations of life and football,” with his family. Grateful and motivated by…

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Best New Year's Eve destination is Madeira 4 EVENTS Madeira Island News TRAVEL 

Best New Year’s Eve destination is Madeira

Among the top 10 European destinations for the 2014 New Year’s Eve 2015, the EBD elected Madeira, or rather the fireworks of Funchal, as the best of all. Neither London nor Paris, let alone Berlin. It is in Madeira that is best way for the European year, according to Election European Best Destinations (EBD), organization based in Brussels and bringing together the main European Tour entities. Best New Year’s Eve The selection highlights the top 10 destinations for the passage of the New Year, tips, hotels and attractions the same.…

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Madeira fireworks promises to surprise again 6 EVENTS Madeira News TRAVEL 

Madeira fireworks promises to surprise again

This is the most important tourist attraction of Madeira, was internationally recognized by Guinness World Records book in 2006, as “the greatest fire fireworks show in the world“, and this year the show will again be grand and full light, is what the company promises Macedos Pyrotechnics. [youtube id=”gOI7GGCtcLM” width=”620″ height=”360″] Madeira fireworks This year’s theme “Madeira Diamond Light“, created by designers of Macedo, was inspired by the fact that on January 1 to start the International Year of Light. They will be “fired” more than 130 thousand rockets, about…

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Cristiano Ronaldo is honored today with statue in Madeira 7 EVENTS Madeira Island News Madeira News 

Cristiano Ronaldo is honored today with statue in Madeira

The international and captain of the Portuguese national football team, Cristiano Ronaldo (was born in Madeira Island), will be honored today by the Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira, where it is natural, and will also inaugurate a statue in his honor. In Madeira Legislative Assembly, Ronaldo will receive the Autonomic Cord Distinction, the highest award of the Region. In the Sea Square, next to the port of Funchal, the Real Madrid footballer will be perpetuated by a statue. Ronaldo’s coming to Madeira is promoted by Jornal da Madeira,…

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Sleeps in Madeira destination grew 3.9% 8 Madeira News 

Sleeps in Madeira destination grew 3.9%

Overnight stays in several hotels in the Madeira Islands between January and September 2014 increased 3.9%. In absolute terms, were recorded in Madeira Islands about 623 thousand nights that month (11.8% of total overnight stays occurred in Portugal). A breakdown by type of establishment, it is observed that the annual changes were negligible, highlighting the positive apartment hotels (more overnight stays approximately 2400) and the negative pensions (least 1,500 overnight stays approximately). [youtube id=”tVTz-altTVk” width=”620″ height=”360″] The average stay in this period was 5 nights In turn, the occupancy rate…

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Madeira wine grew 53% until October to the Portugal 9 Madeira Island News Madeira News PORTO SANTO 

Madeira wine grew 53% until October to the Portugal

The president of the Wine Institute, Embroidery and Crafts Madeira (IVBAM) recently stated that the bet on the Continent, in partnership with companies in the sector, in comparison with this Madeira Wine has given outstanding results. Paula gourd demonstrated that between January and October 31 this season, Madeira Wine sales to the mainland market increased by 53% in quantity and 70% in value compared to the identical period of 2013. Madeira Wine

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Funchal has a new face 10 LOCALS Madeira News TRAVEL 

Funchal has a new face

The Praça do Povo opened last November 8, 2014, giving a new image to the sea front of Funchal. Funchal grown and is more beautiful with this intervention was born the Praça do Povo, a work of the vice-presidency of the regional government responsibility. The last phase of the reconstruction front sea Funchal is the berth for cruise ships due to be completed next year in May. As a result of time of 20 February 2010 and due to the essential and urgent dredging of the end portions of the…

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