Madeira Fashion Week: 29 October-7 November, 2011; More flights from Finland, Norway and Germany to Madeira Winter 2011/2012; Street Art Project in Old Zone Funchal continues; More than 7,000 ship passengers arrive in Madeira on 1 day!;

Madeira, Portugal and International News from Paul Abbiati:

More flights from Finland, Norway and Germany to Madeira

Operators and Airlines are
Germania
Norwegian Air Shuttle
Finnair
Tjaereborg
Thomas Cook Airlines
Air Finland
Primera Air
Lomamatkate
Hispania
OK-matkat e Almatour.

Diario Newspaper article http://www.dnoticias.pt/impressa/diario/291153/economia/291243-norwegian-air-shuttle-retomou-voos-oslo-madeira

Images from the Diario Newspaper

The new Germania Airline flights were commemorated at Madeira Airport as always with a welcome cocktail for all disembarking tourists.. a glass of Madeira Wine and flowers. Also, the aircraft was christened by the airport fire engines!

Madeira Fashion Week: 29 October-7 November, 2011

From the official Tourism Website

“Madeira Shopping Centre hosted between October 29th and November 7th another edition of “Fashion Week” offering an exceptional opportunity to display the most recent fashion trends for 2011 Fall / Winter collection.

In fashion Madeira offers a wide range of options ranging from international brands to handmade intricate traditional embroidery.

The event proposed some complimentary services at no cost such as personalized advice from a Fashion Advisor and a Personal Shopper. This initiative put on show the best and most varied options from tailored clothing wear to accessories suiting all tastes, occasions and customers. Madeira is a fashionable destination for shopping, offering a wide range of options ranging from international brands to handmade intricate traditional embroidery.

Madeira is trendy!”

link: http://www.visitmadeira.pt/?section=menu&extravars=/c81e728d9d4c2f636f067f89cc14862c/ca46c1b9512a7a8315fa3c5a946e8265/f57a2f557b098c43f11ab969efe1504b&infolang=eng

‘Street Art Project’ in Old Zone Funchal continues

The ” ART OF OPEN DOORS ” ‘Projecto artE de pORtas abErtas’ in Rua Santa Maria do Funchal continues.

From the official Tourism Website:

“Funchal Old Quarter hosts a cultural Urban Art project designed by José María Montero Zyberchema, in partnership with several entities including João Carlos Abreu , Funchal City Hall and “Navega Bem” and “Acontece Madeira”.

This project under the motto “Art of Open Doors” was undertaken in order to captivate the interest and revitalize one of the most emblematic areas of downtown Funchal, turning it into a cultural centre, based on an open air art gallery concept through the restoration of doors from abandoned houses and shops.

Image above shows ‘before and after’

Images from the official site

Another of its purposes is to raise awareness amongst locals and visitors of issues regarding art and culture, through the use of a number of different art forms styles such as painting, sculpture, photography, video art and music.

The official site of the project with all the doors re-painted: http://www.arteportasabertas.com/portas_abertas/pt

More than 7,000 ship passengers arrive on 1 day!

Diario Newspaper article:

More than 7,000 ship passengers arrive on 1 day including passengers of
‘AIDAsol’ and
‘Independence Of The Seas’ with 3.951 turistas e 1.370 tripulantes …
‘Thomson Destiny’ with 1.400 turistas and not forgetting the ferry ‘Volcán de Tijarafe’

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