• Faro Airport welcomes inaugural Easyjet route from Basel

    Faro Airport welcomed the first passengers travelling on low-cost airline Easyjet’s new route from Basel (Switzerland), which will run for two months until 1 September. Over a hundred passengers on the inaugural flight were welcomed to the Algarve with a traditional reception featuring re
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  • FIA GT1 World Championship at Autodromo do Algarve

    The Autodromo Internacional do Algarve will receive, within a month 6-8 July, another event on a global scale, this time the FIA GT1 World Championship. At the same time will also be in the track and the FIA GT3 European Championship Racing Weekend which will bring up the circuit of Portimao Circu
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  • Expats celebrate Diamond Jubilee in Portugal

    Despite being a long way from Britain, British expats and businesses will be celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee this weekend with formal and casual events up and down the country. Starting the celebrations early was the Silves dance club who hosted a red, white and
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  • Weekly shipping to link Portimão and Seville

    Following the joint work that has been carried out by the ports of Seville and Portimao, with the purpose of attracting cruise ships to the Algarve and Andalusia, negotiations are well under way with a sea/river cruise line , towards the completion of weekly trips between the two destinations The i
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  • Motorway exemptions to end on 30 June

    National road company Estradas de Portugal has confirmed that the exemptions and discounts in place on previously free motorways such as the Algarve’s A22 will be terminated on 30 June.According to a law decree signed off by the Council of Ministers on 22 September 2010, exemptions and discoun
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  • Albufeira in the Top 10 beach destinations in Europe

    The largest worldwide travel website has featured the Albufeira area as the tourist destination with one of the best beaches in Europe. The list released by Trip Advisor, a site that has around 65 million visits per month, puts Albufeira in sixth place according to holiday travellers. The beau
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  • Spanish Government against tolls in the Algarve

    The Minister for Industry, Energy & Tourism in Spain said on Tuesday that the introduction of tolls on the Via do Infante (A22) is counter to the economic cooperation between our two countries, damages tourism and therefore is "against business." José Manuel Soria was speaking at a
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  • Pearls discovered in Algarve oysters

    A group of Portuguese researchers has found pearls in oysters growing in various areas of the Algarve.The team described their findings as being incredibly rare and something they had not come across before in their 10 years of observing and studying the species.Made up of researchers Frederi
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  • Ryanair issues its annual cabin crew bikini calendar

    The flight crew is taking off -- its clothes, that is. Dirt cheap airline Ryanair has released a their annual “Girls of Ryanair” calendar of bikini-clad female flight attendants. Proceeds from the cheesecake calendar go to a charity that aids children withe the genetic skin ailment epi
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  • Iceland opens in Algarve

    Large crowds gathered for the opening of Iceland, in the Guia Retail Park on Wednesday, October 9.First in line was Mary High, a resident of the Algarve for three years, who told the Algarve Resident: “I have been here waiting in the rain since 10.15am, I am ever so excited about the prices
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