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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Rapist deported to Madeira.

 Madeiran Jose Pinto has been deported to Madeira after serving 3.5 years of his 8 year sentence, after being convicted of raping a 20 year old woman in Guernsey .

3rd Classic Car Show.

The 3rd edition of the Reid's Palace Classic Car Show will take place on the 9th-10th May this year.

Outlet Shopping.

51 trading companies are all set up along Praça do Mar for the next 10 days for the 6th edition of Outlet Shopping.
This event is normally held along Avenida Arriaga but the move last time to Praça do Mar was with much success with more tourists passing by especially from cruise ships. 
The stalls will be selling their products till the 3rd May, and with 13 cruise ships expected in this time it should be good for all those involved.

Friday, April 24, 2015

More Colour for Funchal

Following on from the much improved Old Town of Funchal with its painted doors and walls along Rua Santa Maria, you can expect to see more colour popping up. a project to paint the parking meters along the front of Funchal, which will hopefully spread around the whole island, bringing eye catching designs by artist from the island.

Below Olga Drak is the artist of this Parking Meter.

Mural Paintings are also popping up, Below is one in Madelena do Mar and one in Canhas.

New Government.

So we now as of last Monday have a new Government, lead by President Alburquerque.

With this brings a new Secretary of Tourism. Eduardo Jesus.

Eduardo Jesus, former president of the regional delegation of the Economists in Madeira, was the name chosen by Miguel Albuquerque, newly elected President of the Regional Government for the position of Regional Secretary of Tourism and Culture and Economy of Madeira.

It would be great to see some things done on the island to help with Tourism.

I have already seen work has restarted on the motorway from Camara de Lobos to Jardim da Serra, which is good news for everyone living in that area.

I would also like to see the tunnel repaired on Encumeada to Paul da Serra, this needs to be done as its one of the main routes for tourists.

Calheta Marina all needs a huge tidy up, 2 nice hotels in the area now and the place looks a mess, why is this still like this???

Roads on the North coast need to be reopened, a huge loss for tourists coming to see the beauty of Madeira and missing out on this great drive along the coast from São Vicente to Porto Moniz. I understand the safety of this, but it is no fun driving this route in tunnel after tunnel. If it can not be reopened for traffic, then make it a walk way for tourists to walk with some kind of shuttle service.

Beach areas in general need more doing with them, Ribeira Brava, Porto da Cruz, São Vicente, Caniço de Baixo, Santa Cruz just to name a few all could do with a bit of love....

The old road from Madelena do Mar to Calheta should be re-opened, the new tunnel is great, but again takes the beauty away from the tourists...

Just a few ideas from me to make Madeira a better place for Tourism....

Armas Ferry

Talks seem to be going well, and the Armas Ferry could well be back by the end of next month.
If I see any news on this, I will keep you all updated on here.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

6th Best in the World

TripAdvisor Travelers Choice 2015 has named Madeira Island the 6th best Island in the world, and the 2nd best in Europe.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Drone View of Madeira Flower Festival

Flower Festival

I hope everyone enjoyed Festa da Flor (Flower Festival 2015).

Funchal was packed to bursting point with people and colour.

Some images below from Miguel Moniz. Please visit his FACEBOOK PAGE to see all 181 images and give his page a like.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Orca Whales

Great photos of Orca Whales of the coast of Madeira yesterday.
Thanks to H2o Madeira for sharing them.