Portugal comfortably raised euro 1.5 billion despite market jitters about its fiscal soundness; Transavia: 6 flights per week from April 2012; Lunch suggestion:Espetada pau de louro; Calheta region: attractions; Tile game: Avenida Arriaga; Fado Galas starts 24th February;

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Calheta region: attractions

Students of The Universidade da Madeira (UMa) have been making films on the course Multimedia Animation Class. Here is one that has been posted on Youtube.

Film notes:

“This video briefly show how we can enjoy this beautiful place…”

“Calheta offers a great variety of attractions. These include monuments and museums to visit, beautiful and quiet places to relax or make a picnic, awesome places and conditions to do various sports, and viewpoint’s with wonderful landscapes…”

TRANSAVIA BOOSTS FREQUENCY IN PORTUGAL

From routes online.com

Dutch carrier Transavia is to boost frequencies on its domestic Portuguese route between Porto and Funchal in Madeira to meet additional peak summer demand.

The airline launched the route last summer 2011 on a four times weekly basis supported by the Fund for Investment in Tourism Promotion and co-funded by ANAM, the Regional Secretariat of Tourism and Transport and other private sector partners in the Autonomous Region of Madeira.

6 flights per week from April 2012

It increased its frequency to six flights per week from April this year. However, it now plans to introduce a seventh rotation between July 2 and August 27, with an additional Saturday flight. The route is also operated by TAP Portugal on an up to three times daily basis, but Transavia still carried more than 35,000 passengers during 2010, according to ANAM statistics, securing a 16 per cent share of the market. ANAM says Transavia is a key “strategic partner” for Madeira Airport.

Porto-Madeira route

“We welcome the introduction of an additional frequency on the route Porto-Madeira and we expect to increase the network of destinations with Transavia very soon,” it confirmed to The HUB.

source: http://www.routesonline.com/news/36/the-hub/112274/news-from-around-the-eurozone/

Tile game: Avenida Arriaga, Funchal

Portugal comfortably raised euro 1.5 billion ($1.97 billion) in a short-term debt auction Wednesday despite recent market jitters about its fiscal soundness

From CBS News: February 1st

link to full article: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505245_162-57369425/portugal-easily-raises-$2-billion-in-new-debt/

Lunch suggestion:Espetada pau de louro

from official Facebook Pages of Madeira Tourism

Fado Galas start 24th February at discoteca Molhe, na Pontinha, Funchal

First of 5 galas start 24th February at discoteca Molhe, na Pontinha with ‘Mil euros para o vencedor’ 1000 euro prize for the winner. Official poster below.


All sources and images from Diario Newspaper unless otherwise stated

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