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Azores are highlighted in National Geographic offprintInformation: Azores are highlighted in National Geographic offprint
The Regional Secretary for the Environment and the Sea considers that the Azorean presence on the pages of the National Geographic magazine has allowed the Region to be known on the entire planet, due to its extraordinary geodiversity, and has also proved that the Archipelago is a good example in terms of environmental and cultural preservation.Álamo Menese’s belief was conveyed on Mond... more >>

Knowledge, regulation and agreement are essential for sustainable tourismInformation: Knowledge, regulation and agreement are essential for sustainable tourism
The development of the tourism sector is not only dependent on the work developed by public companies or by businesspeople, but also on the way how the entire community acts towards its preservation and sustainability.This statement by the Regional Secretary for the Economy was made at the opening session of the seminar on “Tourism and Sustainability,” organised by the Portuguese Assoc... more >>

Mail stamps publicise Azorean crater lakesInformation: Mail stamps publicise Azorean crater lakes
The Regional Secretary for Science, Technology and Infrastructures presided over the launching of the first philatelic emission titled “Lagoas dos Açores” (Azorean Crater Lakes), which took place today. This initiative was promoted by means of an agreement that was established between the CTT (Portuguese Post-Office) and the Institute for Nature Preservation and Biodiversity. At ... more >>

Information: Government improves road to Caldeiras da Ribeira Grande
The Government of the Azores will improve the access road to the Caldeira da Ribeira Grande, one of the main touristic sites of S. Miguel Island. According to the Regional Secretary for Science Technology and Infrastructures, the improvements in the road will include its expansion, the construction of a drainage system and the resurface of the pavement. José Contente assured that the work... more >>

Information: Azorean Hotels register an increase in the number of overnight stays and revenues per room
The number of overnight stays in Azorean Hotels increased 5.7 percent in the first two months of 2009 compared to the same period of 2008.According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), the Azores were the region of the country with the highest increase regarding the aforementioned indicator in January and February, followed by Alentejo, which registered an increase of 4.8 percent.All oth... more >>

Government invests six million Euros in Health tourism this yearInformation: Government invests six million Euros in Health tourism this year
Presiding today over the ceremony that marked the symbolic beginning of the remodelling of the Ferraria Thermal Spa and the renewal of the respective beach area, which involve an investment of four million Euros, Carlos César considered that this investment is very important in terms of the “Azores destination.” The President of the Government alluded to the fact that Health Touri... more >>

Information: More than 1300 plants will embellish the roads of the island of Faial
The Regional Secretariat for Science, Technology and Infrastructures has planted more than 1300 plants such as araucaria, cedars, ombus and bushes such as azaleas, hibiscus and dracanea throughout the regional roads of the island of Faial. This initiative, undertaken by the governmental services in that island took place simultaneously with the substitution of all decrepit road signs and the subs... more >>

Information: Two million Euros allotted to tourism promotion measures
The Regional Secretary for the Economy allotted a maximum amount of two million Euros to the funds that the Regional Government will grant to private companies to promote the Region as a tourist destination abroad. The legal dispatch of the Secretary for the Economy, Vasco Cordeiro, states that funds that are granted to private tourism operators in the promotion of the Azores in the tourism secto... more >>

Information: Marketing of Azores should emphasise active tourism
On Friday, in the city of Horta, the Regional Secretary for the Economy defended a "new marketing strategy for the tourism sector of the Region, one which emphasises active tourism options" that the Azores can offer to its potential visitors. This idea was proposed on Friday by Vasco Cordeiro at the end of an audition with the Economics Commission of the Legislative Assembly regarding the Medi... more >>

Information: New investments in the tourism sector are approved
Nine private companies of various islands are going to invest around 1,7 million euros in the tourism sector, following the approval, on Friday, of new package of applications for investment projects to be financed by the Tourism Development Subsystem, of the System of Incentives for the Regional Development of the Azores (SIDER). The approved investment projects will be made in the islands of... more >>

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