Hot weather set to continue

Hot weather forecast for Funchal on BBC

Hot weather set to continue

The unusually hot weather in Madeira looks set to continue for a while at least. Temperatures in Funchal hit 27ºC  yesterday. The Portuguese Institute of the Sea and the Atmospheric (IPMA) yesterday issued an orange alert for hot weather in Madeira – South ............  ...read more

Ronaldo officially “The Best”. Flights improve.

Cristiano Ronaldo voted the World's Best

Madeira’s Cristiano Ronaldo was, as expected, crowned the best soccer player in the world for the second year running at Fifa’s The Best awards gala last night in London. The four-time Ballon d’Or winner won a La Liga and Champions League double with ............  ...read more

Ronaldo aids fire victims. Relief funds missing.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo aid for fire victims

The Sun reports that Cristiano Ronaldo’s sister has appeared to confirm the football star has paid the medical bills of people injured in the recent devastating Portuguese wildfires. Pop star Katia Aveiro posted a link to a report about the Real Madrid’s forward’s generosity ............  ...read more

Best day to book a flight. Thomson disappears.

Thomson logo

Thomson becomes “TUI”

Yesterday the “Thomson” name officially disappeared from the UK holiday marketplace, becoming the last “TUI” subsidiary to adopt the corporate branding. The Thomson Travel Group was created in 1965 when Canada’s Thomson Corporation bought four existing UK tour operators ............  ...read more

Ophelia. Rain forecast. Brussels Airlines.

Hurricane Ophelia

Hurricane Ophelia narrowly avoids Madeira and the Azores

Ophelia heads north now, to much publicity in the UK and southern/western Ireland in particular. The Category 3 hurricane largely avoided Madeira and only briefly touched  the Azores – some YouTube footage here.
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Trip Advisor. Beer tax.

Trip Advisor logo

Rather mysteriously, a link that was posted on Trip Advisor to the previous blog was closed as “inappropriate”  and the thread subsequently deleted on the Trip Advisor Madeira Forum. Nothing to do with it being critical of what will become the largest hotel on the island?
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