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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Madeira wine grew 53% until October to the Portugal 2 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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Beaches of Porto Santo 3 Madeira News PORTO SANTO 

Beaches of Porto Santo

The sandy beaches are the treasure of Porto Santo. Porto Santo is also called the golden island in Portuguese “Ilha Dourada” because of its 7 miles of golden sandy beaches crossing the island. Their sand has therapeutic virtues, so do not hesitate and immerse yourself in the sand of Porto Santo and then swim in the beautiful blue water that surrounds the small island of 5,000 inhabitants. visit douro valley Beaches Of Porto Santo

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Madeira unmissable events 4 EVENTS LOCALS PORTO SANTO 

Madeira unmissable events

Madeira is proud to present a wide range of diverse, regional, Portuguese and international events that are staged throughout the year. Madeira unmissable events Visitors to this dynamic, creative and multi-faceted destination are able to enjoy this cornucopia of cultural, sporting, recreational and popular events, from January to December. There are always opportunities to have fun and to appreciate what the islands of this archipelago have to offer. The Regional Secretariat for Culture, Tourism and Transportation (SRT) is responsible for the events and initiatives on the Tourist Entertainment Calendar organised…

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Hotels in Porto Santo is in demand this summer 5 HOTELS/ACCOMODATION PORTO SANTO 

Hotels in Porto Santo is in demand this summer

The director of Lazermar Hotels in Porto Santo, is optimistic about the summer approaching, regarding tourism in the island . Hyginus Santos admits that Easter was not the best but believes that the operations provided for the strongest months will be positive. For now , emphasizes that the Italians are back , with direct flights from Milan , Italy, and returned to fly TAP Lisbon on Fridays and Sundays . And , to May 5 , the flights back to England, London and Manchester . Here are direct links to…

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Pestana hotels in Madeira appointed for the World Travel Awards 6 HOTELS/ACCOMODATION Madeira Island News PORTO SANTO 

Pestana hotels in Madeira appointed for the World Travel Awards

The Pestana Group has 11 hotel units with 7 nominations for the 2014 World Travel Awards, the most reputed tourism awards worldwide. Specifically, the seven units that are on the ballot are: Pestana Palace Madeira, Pousada de Cascais, Pestana Carlton Madeira, Pestana Porto Santo, Pestana Convento do Carmo, Pestana Rio Atlantica and Pestana Caracas. Pestana Palace Madeira The Pestana Palace has received 5 awards World Travel Awards (WTA) and now is running for 3 new awards: “Europe’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel“, “Portugal’s Leading Business Hotel” and “Portugal’s Leading Hotel“. Pestana…

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Olimar summer program to Porto Santo 7 Madeira Island News PORTO SANTO TRAVEL 

Olimar summer program to Porto Santo

The tour operator Olimar has a specific program to Porto Santo and will hold between 3 July and 16 October this year a new flight every Thursday from the German city of Düsseldorf to the island. We show that the Olimar sees huge potential in the “golden island”, presented in its catalog for 2014 as one of the big news. Olimar summer 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…

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Pestana Porto Santo is the best all -inclusive Portuguese in TripAdvisor awards 8 HOTELS/ACCOMODATION Madeira News PORTO SANTO 

Pestana Porto Santo is the best all -inclusive Portuguese in TripAdvisor awards

The distinguished international awards TripAdvisor hotel units that best demonstrated in 2013 . In so-called ” Travelers’ Choice 2014,” Madeira has two hotels among the best in the Top 25 in Europe. And in targeting countries in the Top 25 Portugal , the Autonomous Region put eight units . About these distinctions recently had the opportunity to write . In the category ” Top All- inclusive Resorts Europe ” , Madeira offers a unit : the Pestana Porto Santo , which is 8th in the list of the best .…

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Porto Santo Golf Course is on the “TOP 100” | Golf Madeira 9 Madeira Island News Madeira News PORTO SANTO 

Porto Santo Golf Course is on the “TOP 100” | Golf Madeira

The Porto Santo Golf Course has been, once again, awarded with the distinction that certifies the quality of the course designed by Severiano Ballesteros, one of the greatest icons of this sport. Opened in October 2004, this golf course has been gaining notoriety and this distinction puts it back on the top 100 golf courses in Europe, the ranking list established by the reputable “Top 100 Golf Courses of Europe” website. The classification of the European golf courses is given according to a thorough evaluation carried out by several golf…

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Porto Santo Golf Course - The green of golden island 10 Excursions PORTO SANTO 

Porto Santo Golf Course – The green of golden island

The new golf course of Porto Santo, designed by champion Severiano Ballesteros, crosses the island from the dunes to the dramatic basalt cliffs. Offers a perfect combination – natural beauty and a challenging game. Porto Santo Golf Course The plan was made so that the field will blend with the landscape, and with great care to minimize the impact to the environment. The field has a full 18 holes, spread over 6.434 meters, a Par 72. It is characterized by two distinct areas – the southern route, traditionally American, dotted…

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