Information: "Wine in Azores 2012" showcases the Azores abroad
The Regional Secretary for Economy highlighted in Ponta Delgada on Friday the large investment made by the Government in the organisation of gastronomic events that promote the Region abroad.
Speaking on behalf of the President of the Government at the opening of "Wine in Azores 2012," Luísa Schanderl considered this initiative, which is already in its third edition, as fundamental for t... more >>
Information: Airport concession contract must safeguard the interests of the Azores
The Regional Government considers that the management concession contract of some national airports awarded to ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal "should safeguard the interests of the Azores" by establishing several rules that safeguard exemption from payment of airport fees at Santa Maria, Ponta Delgada, Horta and Flores airports for passengers travelling to other islands of the archipelago. In additi... more >>
Information: Projects approved under "Empreende Jovem" to create thirty jobs
Over a dozen projects representing an investment of 2.5 million Euros and the creation of nearly thirty jobs were approved by the Regional Secretary for the Economy on Wednesday.
The projects approved under the system of incentives "Empreende Jovem" (Youth Entrepreneurship) will be implemented on the islands of S. Miguel, Terceira, Pico, Faial, Flores and Santa Maria in various areas, including ... more >>
Information: New Azores tourism campaign for national market launched today
The new campaign to promote the Azores Destination in the national market for the next season was presented in Ponta Delgada. The promotional campaign features the presentation of a new product -Ticket Menu Azores, which consists in a pre-paid meal system at the restaurants that have joined this initiative.
According to the Regional Secretary for the Economy, who participated in the presentation ... more >>
Information: New school to provide certified training in maritime activities
The Azores Maritime Training School (EFMA) is a training centre of excellence, endowed with modern infrastructures that will installed on the island of Faial soon. This training school aims to meet the highest standards and requirements in accordance with international rules and conventions. This school is intended to train seafarers, providing them with the necessary skills to work in several typ... more >>
Information: Terceira to host national congress of travel agents in 2013
The 39th National Congress of the Portuguese Association of Travel Agencies will be held on the island of Terceira in 2013 with the support of the Regional Government.
The Regional Secretary for the Economy and the President of that association signed today in Angra do Heroísmo a protocol for the organisation of the event.
Luísa Schanderl said that "seven years after the organisation... more >>
Information: Government committed to implementing "culture of quality" in the Azores
In recent years, the Regional Government has been “outlining a wide range of coherent and coordinated measures in order to foster a culture of quality in the Azores" said the Regional Secretary for the Economy in Ponta Delgada today.
Luísa Schanderl participated in the opening session of the seminar "The Future standard recommendations on project management" on behalf of the President... more >>
Information: Regional Government's proposal for Air Transport Public Service Obligations to be discussed on September 12
The Regional Secretary for the Economy finally revealed this morning that the first meeting between the Government of the Azores and the National Government to discuss the amendment proposal on the air transport Public Service Obligations in the Azores has been scheduled.
During the discussion of the Draft Resolution submitted by CDS-PP - which recommends the increase in the frequency of flights... more >>
Information: Government's interventions improve maritime passenger transport on "Triangle" islands
The investment undertaken by the Government of the Azores in the Madelana Port, Pico island, will "completely change the way it handles the transport of passengers as well as the activities associated with this area." The statements were made by the Regional Secretary for the Economy, Luísa Schanderl, during a visit the construction works of the maritime passenger terminal of the Madalena Por... more >>
Information: Investment in maritime transport contributes to economic development of "Triangle" islands
The "quiet revolution" undertaken by the Azorean Government in the area of maritime transport is fundamental to the development of "Triangle" islands (Pico, Faial and São Jorge), defended the Regional Secretary for the Economy in Horta today.
Luísa Schanderl spoke at the blessing ceremony of new pilot-boat, named after “Joss Van Hurtere.” The government official considered ... more >>