Thursday, 21 September 2017
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correia2Macario Correia has started his new job at the Algarve’s waste company Algar and announces the company goal of ‘zero waste.’  

The controversial former Mayor of Faro wants to start an educational programme in the region’s schools and “in collaboration with every family, school and local authority, starting with the schools so that the children can educate their parents."

coffeecupThe price of coffee beans has risen by 50% in just the last month.

The spike in the price of Arabica beans comes after costs fell in November to their lowest price in four years.

diverA first for the Algarve Tourism Association as its staff attended the London International Dive Show held in London and reported a good level of interest in the Algarve as a diving destination.

The Algarve Tourism stand had an innovative image, "which explored in a very appealing way the region’s underwater world and its natural features."

The space was filled with graphics and staff handed out information about the Algarve and locations and chatted to divers about points of interest for scuba diving the Algarve.

tennisIn an order published today in the Official Gazette the Government has opened the door to funding for the Portugal Open tennis torunament as it now is classed as "an event of excellence" capable of augmenting "the country's image in the international sports world."

Emidio Guerreiro, Secretary of State for Sport and Youth who signed the order considers that the tennis tournament contributes “unequivocally to the recognition of Portuguese sport at an international level and to affirm the country as a preferred venue for major sporting events.”

stethascopeThe Chairman of Portugal’s Medical Association, José Manuel Silva, said today that "it is necessary that the Board of Directors of the Hospital de Faro has more respect and consideration for professionals" and it is also necessary to "confront the true problems" of the Hospital of the Algarve group.

José Manuel Silva was visiting Faro Hospital at the start of a tour of the Algarve’s medical facilities. He met Pedro Nunes, the embattled president of Board of the Hospitals of the Algarve, and had a "cordial chat."

miroLondon auction house Christie's is to auction the Miró works after all, having pulled the sale earlier this month due to legal problems in Portugal as to whether the works could legally be sold or not.  

Christie's said on Thursday that the sale of 85 works by Spanish artist Joan Miró will be rescheduled for June but declined to give more details on the date, or the decision to finally sell the paintings.

hebridesThe Outer Hebrides was up against still competition, but it managed to bag first place as the most popular island destination in Europe and the fifth most popular in the world.

Lewis and Harris was voted number one by travellers who reported back on the travel website TripAdvisor.

wineThere has been a dramatic shift in tourism industry thinking away from 'sun & sea' holidays, towards Portugal's wine, culture and history.

While the Algarve and Portugal Tourism Boards pay lip service to smaller market segments, while concentrating on summertime family holiday promotion, the reality is that tourists are growing up and away from the week’s vacation on the beach and out and about into the country’s vineyards and museums.