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  • The Algarve: Cheap holidays and great beaches

    The Algarve's beaches are now safer and cleaner than ever before, recently the beaches of the Algarve have been awarded 69 Blue Flags by the safety body Blue Flag. Earning the Algarve region the highest number of flags in Portugal. This once again renforces the Algarve's reputation as the premie
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  • Superstars series 2010 at Portimao race track

    The Autodromo Internacional do Algrave will host the official start of N.Technology's Superstars International Series challenge with the Porsche Panamera S racecar on the 22-23 May. Portuguese driver Joao Barbosa will take the wheel, fresh from his Daytona 24 Hours win with a Porsche-powered ca
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  • Volcanic ash caused the biggest air travel shutdown since World War II

    A huge cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland spread further across Europe on Friday, grounding thousands more flights in the continent's biggest air travel shutdown since World War II. As the giant no-fly zone grew, Europe's air traffic control center predicted 17,000 flights would be canceled Frid
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  • International television project set for the Algarve

    An international reality television production company is looking to the Algarve as the base for its latest project, which could see the region receiving millions of euros in investment and the creation of hundreds of jobs. However, the entire project rests on the company being able to find suit
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  • More flights from Boston to Portugal and its islands

    SATA, Portugal’s second largest airline, adds new flights from Boston to Portugal this spring with special round-trip introductory fares starting at $462 (for the Azores) and $578 (for Lisbon). On April 10, SATA adds a weekly direct flight to Ponta Delgada on São Miguel in the Azore
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  • Max Biaggi victorious in Algarve

    Veteran Italian Max Biaggi has ignited his 2010 world superbike campaign with a superb double victory in Portugal (Portimao March, 28). The fast but occasionally fragile Biaggi (Aprilia) simply wasn’t going to be denied at Portimao, edging out Briton Leon Haslam (Suzuki) in two pressu
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  • Allgarve 2010 launched

    With an Algarve-based management team, twice the time scale and a greater number of events, the Allgarve programme looks set to rebrand the entire region for visitors in 2010. Despite a vast number of events being covered by the programme this year, organisers have chosen not to publish a full c
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  • Gatwick to Faro increased flights this Easter

    Due to popular demand, award-winning low fares airline Monarch has added additional flights to the Algarve this Easter. Between 01 – 17 April 2010 Monarch has added nine additional flights between Gatwick and Faro, bringing the total number of flights to this popular sunshine destination to e
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  • Faro gets Ryanair base

    The Algarve was given a massive boost this week with news that Irish low-cost giant Ryanair is to invest over 400 million U.S. dollars in Faro Airport. The announcement has been met with all-round approval, with the Government terming it as “the news of the year for the Algarve”. Charism
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  • Sir Cliff Richard gives patronage to Algarve charity

    Legendary British singer Sir Cliff Richard has agreed to become a patron of Associação Madrugada, an Algarve charity that helps people suffering from life limiting illnesses. “Having the Algarve’s most famous British personality on our side will do much to raise our profile
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