Monthly Archives: September 2009

World Tourism Day

27th of September is World Tourism Day. The purpose of this day is to display awareness that tourism is vital to the international community (especially for the Madeira Islands) and to show how it affects the social, cultural, political and economic values. And that is why the island of Madeira offers on this particular day FREE entrance to all tourists

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Madeira … Walk up the isle

According to Adhamhnan O’Sullivan in the there is one thing that Madeira lacks of … and that is flatness. If you decide to make Madeira your holiday destination, be assured you will be following in famous footsteps. One of the more regular trippers was Winston Churchill who first visited in 1899 on his way to cover the Boer War

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Fly to Funchal from Manchester Airport, a low cost airline from the north of England, is planning to fly to Madeira Islands starting in the summer of 2010. The airline is offering one way flights from Manchester Airport including taxes from as little as £49.99 to Funchal (Madeira). Departures can be booked now online and will start from 3rd of May 2010.

Madeira in the NYT

Four (web)pages article about Madeira … its history, culture, traditions and various aspects of daily life. Written by Barbara Bell for The New York Times. Madeira has been Portuguese since the days of Prince Henry the Navigator, who sent two lieutenants, Joao Goncalves Zarco and Tristao Vaz Teixeira, on an expedition that reached Porto Santo in 1418. Returning the following

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