Saturday, 30 May 2015
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5280CUVI, the Via do Infante Users' Committee, had a full day last Saturday May 23rd as it launched a full set of objections to the toll system after a lunchtime debate, followed by a go-slow convoy and the placing of wreaths and memorials at locations on the EN125 where there recently have been yet more road deaths.

CUVI say that the tolls system on the motorway is largely responsible for the high accident rate in the Algarve, particularly on the EN125 which has become an urban street and has reverted to its status as the ‘road of death’  

Travel Insurance For Extensive Pre-Existing Medical ConditionsStatus Global Insurance are excited to announce the ground-breaking launch of the specialised travel insurance product, Fit-4-Travel, which offers comprehensive cover, with no upper age limit to UK citizens residing throughout the EU, who have extensive pre-existing medical conditions.

Best of the bunch - Top 5 countries for enjoying some winter sunIt's that time of year when the novelty of cold mornings and rainy afternoons in the UK has worn off and families turn their attention to which country would be the best place for them to soak up some winter sun. This year the number of those leaving the UK in search of winter sun between October and December is expected to rise, as many families delayed their summer holidays overseas due to Britain's fantastic summer weather.

British Behaviour AbroadNew figures show fall in some serious types of consular case, but FCO still helped over 17,000 British people last year.

The British Behaviour Abroad report 2014, published today, highlights that while millions of British nationals still travel abroad every year, there has been a decrease in some of the serious types of consular case in the past year.

Adequate travel insuranceMake sure they have adequate travel insurance if you don’t want to risk hefty medical bills.

Travelling abroad uninsured can cost thousands if a trip goes wrong. Yet according to new research issued by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), more than one in three (38%) young Brits (aged 16-24) think it is unnecessary to take out insurance when they travel overseas, often leaving their families to pick up the pieces.

Passport renewalHer Majesty’s Passport Office (HMPO) is dealing with the highest demand for passports in 12 years and has issued over three million passports so far in 2014. However, demand continues to be high, and recognising people’s understandable concerns about possible delays, the Home Secretary announced on 12 June a series of additional measures to ensure people and families are able to travel and live overseas.

Luz Beach ApartmentsThe Luz Beach Apartments occupy which must be prime position in the Western Algarve, just 15 minutes from the one time capital of there Algarve -  Lagos - and just one hours drive from Faro Airport.

21 Studio and 1 and 2 bedroom apartments overlook a safe and sandy beach, with a pedestrian walkway to cross from the apartments to the beach. The perfect location for families with children.

Look after your passportEaster is a popular time to reunite with friends and family, but with Portugal in the global top 10 for lost UK passports last year, the British Embassy is advising holidaymakers and residents to take good care of their passports.