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Information: Government launches awareness campaign for tourism in the Azores
The daily and non-daily press, television, radio and outdoors are the means chosen by the Government, through the Regional Secretariat for the Economy, to promote a Tourism Awareness Campaign in the Azores, launched this Friday, which will take place until July 24. Under the theme “Crie saudades. Todos nós temos a ganhar” (Miss the Azores. It is good for everyone), the campaign ... more >>

Information: Information about the stopover of cruise ships reinforced
The Regional Secretary for the Economy, Vasco Cordeiro, gave instructions to the Portos dos Açores, S.A. company today to reinforce the information concerning the dates and the characteristics the of cruise ships that stop at the Azorean ports. Taking advantage of the stopover of cruise ships and subsequently of the tourists are the main goals of this measure, which will be implemented both ... more >>

Information: Green Key diploma awarded to six Azorean hotel units
Six Azorean hotels were awarded the Green Key diploma (diploma Chave Verde) this year, an international environmental quality programme which “aims to include in its network all the hotels that are concerned with a better environment.” The Confort INN Hotel in Ponta Delgada, and the rural tourism accommodation units A Abegoaria (municipality of S. Roque do Pico), Casas d’Arramad... more >>

Information: Tour operators visit the Azores
Two educational visits, intended to promote the regional tourism offer to professionals working in the marketing, planning and promotion of the Azores destination abroad, will take place in June, under the promotional activity of the Regional Directorate for Tourism. Hence, 6 members of the ATOP (Association of Tour Operators for Portugal – United Kingdom) will visit the Archipelago between... more >>

Information: Government supports initiatives to promote the Azores destination
The Government of the Azores awarded a total amount of €121,750.00 during the first two weeks of June, for the organisation of initiatives, actions and tourist animation events or other events with a significant impact on the external promotion of the Azores as a tourist destination. The funds were allocated to actions and events that were organised in the Region in the area of tourist anim... more >>

Information: Presentation of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal will be held in the Azores
The election and presentation of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal will be held in the Azores, announced the New 7 Wonders Portugal in Portimão on Wednesday night. The New 7 Wonders Portugal is in charge of this initiative in a joint partnership with the Government of the Azores and with the RTP (National TV Broadcast). The announcement was made at the end of the show that elected the Se... more >>

Information: Azores promoted in Germany
The Azores were one of the participant regions in a roadshow that was organized by the tourism operator TUI, which took place in ten German Cities during the month of May.Hamburg, Hannover, Dresden, Nuremberg, Stuttgart, Karlsruhe and Mannheim were some of the cities where the TUI REISEQUIZ 09 took place, with the support of the Regional Directorate for Tourism. The concept of the roadshow held in... more >>

National GInformation: National Geographic offprint highlights the Azorean environmental and heritage richness
The publication by the National Geographic magazine in its May 2009 issue of an offprint dedicated to the to the two Azorean areas which were classified as World Heritage Sites, the city of Angra do Heroísmo and the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture, represents “the recognition of the heritage and environmental richness of the Azores” and the “work that has been ... more >>

Government supported Regional promotion initiatives reaching up to one million EurosInformation: Government supported Regional promotion initiatives reaching up to one million Euros
The Government of the Azores has funded, in about one million Euros, seven dozens of initiatives, actions and events with a significant impact regarding the external promotion of the Azores as a touristic destination.The information was provided by the Regional Secretary for the Economy when he signed in Ponta Delgada today several protocols with the Holy Christ of Miracles Brotherhood for the con... more >>

Government will invest 400 thousand Euros in the reconversion of the Whaling Industry Museum’s surrounding areaInformation: Government will invest 400 thousand Euros in the reconversion of the Whaling Industry Museum’s surrounding area
The Government will invest 400 thousand Euros in the reconversion of the Whaling Industry Museum’s surrounding area, in São Roque do Pico.The reconversion project was presented on Pico Island today, during the visit of the President of the Government to the museum’s facilities, which were opened in 1994.At this occasion, the Regional Director of Culture stated that this work ̶... more >>

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