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Information: Over 3.1 million-Euro investment approved
The Analysis Commission of the System of Incentives for the Regional Development of the Azores (SIDER) approved on Thursday a volume of private applications that will enable a global investment of 3.1 million Euros under the subsystem to support Local Development.These investments will comprise the areas of trade, industry and services and will take place on the islands of São Miguel, Terceir... more >>

Information: Azores destination promoted among travel agencies and national tourism operators
Azores destination promoted among travel agencies and national tourism operatorsDissemination sessions about the Azores will take place among travel agencies and tourism operators will take place during the months of October and November in a joint initiative of the Government of the Azores, through the Regional Secretariat for the Economy and the Azores Tourism Association.The first of these sess... more >>

Information: Government’s action maintains reduced rates on liqueur and spirits produced in the Azores
The EU approved today by a large majority (579 votes for, 13 votes against and 12 abstentions) a proposal to extend an exception awarded in 2002 authoring Portugal to reduce the consumption tax on liqueur and spirits produced and consumed in the Azores up to 75 percent of the national rate.This decision of the EU Parliament is the result of the technical work developed by the Government of the Azo... more >>

Information: “Islands of Magical Nature” film award
The promotional film titled as “Islands of Magical Nature” (Ilhas de Natureza Mágica) which integrated the Azores advertising campaign carried out in the internal market by the Regional Secretariat for the Economy and by the Azores Tourism Association (ATA) in 2008 was distinguished with three awards under the Art & Tur – International Tourism Film Festival which took place ... more >>

Information: Rural Tourism has become area of great economic potential
“Rural tourism has become one of the areas with the greatest economic potential in the tourism sector over the last years,” which combines “the trademark image of the Azores, its natural treasures, with the business development of these activities,” mentioned the Regional Secretary for the Economy in the town of Velas today. Vasco Cordeiro spoke at a press conference to pre... more >>

Information: This year’s maritime transport operation is the best ever
The Regional Secretary for the Economy assured in Horta today that the inter-island passenger maritime transport operation this year “will be the best operation of ever” in the Archipelago.Vasco Cordeiro spoke at the Azorean Parliament and underlined that despite all “setbacks and technical problems,” the operation led by Atlanticoline will overcome the 100,000 passenger ba... more >>

Information: New public service obligations will reinforce maritime connections between Central Group islands
More connections, more capacity regarding the supply of seats and new fares with price reduction for both large families and the elderly are the main changes in the current scheme of Public Service Obligations for the maritime passenger transport in the Central Group, whose call for tender was launched by the Regional Secretary for the Economy, Vasco Cordeiro, at a press conference this morning.Th... more >>

Information: Incentives to private enabled 1.5 million Euro investment on Santa Maria during 2009
The different commissions to analyse the subsystems that integrate the Incentive System for the Regional Development of the Azores have already approved the private investment applications in a global amount of 1.5 million Euros during this year.These figures were approved this morning during a meeting between the board of the Vila do Porto Centre of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ponta D... more >>

Information: Fuel price set to rise of oil in international markets
The rise of oil price in the international markets, which has registered an increase over the last weeks, led the Azorean Government to raise the maximum public sales price of petrol, of road diesel as well as of agricultural and fishing diesel. Hence, the prices of petrol, road and agricultural diesel will raise two cents and fishing diesel will rise one cent.The 95 and 98 petrol will now be sold... more >>

Information: Ten million Euros for relevant initiatives in tourism sector
Ten million Euros is the global amount with which the Government of the Azores will support a dozen of entities, under several interest programmes which were considered relevant for the development of tourism in the Azores. The Tourism Association of the Azores, the Regional Observatory of Tourism, the naval clubs of Horta and Ponta Delgada, and the Union of Surfers and Bodyboarders of the Azores... more >>

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