easyJet cuts flights to Madeira

easyJet plane

Airline reduces number of flights to Madeira

JM report that easyJet has cut back the number of flights scheduled for Madeira airport this autumn/winter.

The airline says this is due to lower demand than initially expected.

Meanwhile, TUI has announced today that it is canceling all holidays to Madeira up to the end of October – the Express ............  ...read more

Palm trees replaced on Avenida do Mar

12 new palm trees on Funchal seafront

The Diario reports that twelve new palm trees have been planted on Avenida do Mar, replacing ones that had been removed after becoming infected with the beetle pest that habitually attacks palm trees.

The occasion was attended by Idalina Perestrelo, the Vice-President of Funchal City Council, who ............  ...read more

“Beautiful Madeira Island”

German spends 1400 hours compiling amazing 11 minute video

On a day that seems to be featuring videos, the Diario reports on a German, Stefan Zimmerman, who spent 1400 hours editing drone footage to create an amazing 11-minute video that was released on YouTube yesterday entitled “Beautiful Madeira Island”.

Nice to meet you!
I am Stefan. ............  ...read more

Quinta das Hortênsias

YouTubers doing a good job promoting Madeira

FN feature a new video from prolific YouTubers Pamela and Rafael Scapella.

“We stayed in a paradise in the North of Madeira Island. Discover our wonderful accommodation at Quinta das Hortênsias and come with us for a walk (levada) and eat a typical Madeira skewer. Find out more about Quinta ............  ...read more

COVID-19: Six new cases

Airport screening for COVID-19

4 cases from Poland, 2 from France

JM reported yesterday that six new positive cases of COVID-19 had been screened at the airport. These are four travellers from Poland and two from France. 

There are now 60 active cases, of which 50 are imported cases identified in the context of surveillance activities implemented at Madeira ............  ...read more

“Modified” Christmas and New Year program to go ahead

Tourism Secretary talking about a "Modified" Christmas and New Year program to go ahead

Tourism secretary plans for the end of the year

The Madeira Tourism Secretary said today that tenders for the traditional Christmas and New Year celebrations in the Region have already been launched, but the programs will be adapted to the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have already launched the contests and we have some surprises in store ............  ...read more

Drones to collect garbage on beaches

The team from UC using drones to map litter on beaches

Coimbra researchers aim for project to be operational by 2022

The use of drones to collect waste deposited on Portuguese coastal beaches is the goal of researchers at the University of Coimbra, who are aiming for it to be operational by 2022.

Since 2018, the team of researchers from the Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering of Coimbra (INESC) has been ............  ...read more

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