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Algarve - Europe's Top Golf Destination. Read important news and comments for car hire information. Faro Car Hire > Algarve > Portugal. Brits will need a DVLA code to hire a car in Algarve from 8 June. Brits will need a DVLA code to hire a car in Algarve from 8 June If you're planning to hire a car in Algarve or Portugal or in the UK you may need to show a code from 8 June, as the paper counterpart of photocard driving licences is being replaced with a new online system that day.

Brits will need a DVLA code to hire a car in Algarve from 8 June

The DVLA’s plan to scrap the paper part of your driving licence could lead to problems at Faro airport car hire desks this summer for Brits who haven’t planned ahead. From June 8, UK drivers will be obliged to carry only their photocard licences. All the additional information currently held on the paper counterpart driving licence, including any points or endorsements, will be held on the DVLA’s own database and will only be able to be checked online, by phone or by post. However, that code is only valid for 72 hours so if you aren’t picking up a hire car as soon as you get to Faro airport, you might have to log onto the website while you’re on holiday to get a new code.

Azores now become Ryanair s 72nd base. Azores now become Ryanair s 72nd base The irish low cost Ryanair started transatlantic flights to the Azores and established a new base on the portuguese atlantic islands.

Azores now become Ryanair s 72nd base

Last December, the Irish airline had announced plans to open a new route from Europe to Ponta Delgada, Azores, starting on April 2015, and that talks were underway with the Government of the Azores regarding flights to São Miguel and Terceira islands to include international transatlantic flights to North America. The board of directors of Ireland based low cost Ryanair airline has announced that it has approved transatlantic flights between Europe and the United States for as low as $10 USD. The airline “would like to offer low cost flights between 12-14 European cities and 12-14 US cities. The business plan is there but it’s dependent on attaining viable long haul aircraft and we estimate that’s 4 to 5 years away,” a Ryanair spokesperson told the Huffington Post Tuesday. Easyjet Start Flights to Azores. Easyjet Start Flights to Azores London based low-cost easyJet was the first foreign carrier to take advantage of the new liberalization policy by establishing four flights a week between Lisbon and Ponta Delgada, starting March 29.

Easyjet Start Flights to Azores

At the beginning of the year, Ryanair had reported being in discussions with the Government of the Azores about establishing international budget flights from the Azores to North America within five years. Last week, Ryanair announced that it had abandoned its transatlantic flights project for the near future. Onyria Palmares best golf course in Portugal. Garrett McNamara surfed the Gasoline. Portugal Car Hire Busy Summer Expected. Following the trend observed in recent months, it is expected a significant increase in tourists in the Algarve this year.

Portugal Car Hire Busy Summer Expected

Travellers to Portugal this Summer will have to be very organised in booking their holiday essentials following the news that the country is expecting a bumper year for tourism. Some plans for a stress free holiday to the Algarve this year include reserving car hire in advance to ensure availability of car hire in Faro. Figures recently released showed that UK arrivals to Portugal last year were up by 8.6% with an even more dramatic increase expected for this summer. Bem-vindos à Comunidade Portugal em Linha - Bem-vindo(a) à Comunidade Lusófona - Portugal em Li... Faro airport Car Hire Algarve Portugal. British Airways returns to Faro UK flag-carrier British Airways has re-launched a direct flight between London Heathrow and the Algarve more than ten years after it first suspended the service to Faro.

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British Airways suspended its flights to Faro back in October 2007 after more than 40 years of flying to the region, following the termination of its GB Airways franchise which was bought by easyJet in a multi-billion euro deal. After more than a decade’s absence, a British Airways Airbus A320 from Heathrow landed at Faro Airport on Saturday (30 March), with a welcome party being organised to celebrate the return of the important route.Passengers on the flight were welcomed to the Algarve with regional almond cakes and personalised gifts, and the aircraft also received the obligatory flight baptism.

Car Rental in Portugal. Portugal is located in South-Western Europe, on the Iberian Peninsula, and it is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, being bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the west and south and by Spain to the north and east.

Car Rental in Portugal

Aside from continental Portugal, the Portuguese Republic holds sovereignty over the Atlantic archipelagos of Azores and Madeira, which are autonomous regions of Portugal. The country is named after its second largest city, Porto, whose Latin name was Portus Cale. Faro airport Car Hire Algarve Portugal. Michal Kwiatkowski wins Volta ao Algarve 2014. Michal Kwiatkowski wins Volta ao Algarve 2014 The Polish cyclist Michal Kwiatkowski was crowned the overall winner of Volta ao Algarve 2014, registering the lowest cumulative time in the competition’s five stages.

Michal Kwiatkowski wins Volta ao Algarve 2014

In the final stage, the star British rider beat Frenchmen Arnaud Demare ( and Bryan Coquard (Europcar) into second and third as he won the 155.9 kilometre stage between Tavira and Vilamoura in 3 hours, 24 minutes and 10 seconds. The Omega Pharma-Quick-Step cyclist finished 19 seconds ahead of Spanish rival Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) and 32 seconds ahead of Portuguese World Champion Rui Costa (Lampre-Merida). "It's my first stage race victory, so I'm really happy," Kwiatkowski said. "I have been aiming for the general classification in the stage races, so to start my 2014 season like this is a good sign. “I'm very happy," he said afterwards. Portuguese cyclist Rui Costa also had a few words on finishing third. Algarve Car Hire Portugal. Algarve Cup 2014 The 2014 Algarve Cup is the 21st edition of the Algarve Cup, an invitational women's football tournament held annually in Portugal.

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It takes place between 5–12 March 2014 The top women's national teams in the world have an eye toward the 2015 World Cup, but they must first compete for a title in the prestigious 2014 Algarve Cup. This year's event will once again take place in Portugal and will feature 12 squads battling in a round-robin tournament. However, only the top eight-ranked teams (included in Groups A and B) have a chance to come away as winners. Lisbon and Oporto top cities for foreign investors. Lisbon and Oporto top cities for foreign investors Lisbon and Oporto have been placed second and third in a list containing the most attractive cities for foreign investment.

Lisbon and Oporto top cities for foreign investors

Overall for Europe, the Portuguese capital was placed 22nd while London has retained its position as FDI’s European City of the Future 2014/15. Porto is the best European destination of 2013. Porto is the best European destination of 2013 Porto was named by Lonely Planet as the best of 10 holiday destinations of choice in Europe in 2013, in new international distinction promoted by leading global publisher in the publication of guidebooks.

Porto is the best European destination of 2013

According to reports from the Tourism Association of Porto (ATP), the Port and the Douro region was ranked 'first' by the editors and columnists of Lonely Planet Travel, a list that also includes Budapest (Hungary), Moravia (Czech Republic) , Bern (Switzerland), Marseille (France), Zagreb (Croatia), Copenhagen (Denmark), Cinque Terre (Italy), North Iceland and Northern Ireland, writes Lusa. The Lonely Planet list for 2013 includes destinations that their editors classified as hot spots to visit, as well as cities already known, but they now have something new to offer. Faro Car Hire Portugal. Festival Med Loule It is already in 28th and June 29th that irresistible streets, alleyways and squares of the historic center of Loulé will again be invaded by thousands of people in search of the best music, crafts and cuisine come a little all over the World.

The event, an organization of the Municipality of Loulé and this year marks its tenth edition, promises many hours of deep animation, unforgettable experiences and many discoveries. Alvor dive park with one more ship. Alvor dive park with one more ship The frigate Hermenegildo Capelo is the third of four Navy ships will join the "Ocean Revival", an underwater park for scuba diving on the Algarve coast, after the sinking of the corvette "Oliveira e Carmo" and the patrol ship "Zambezi" in in 2012. "Oils, asbestos and all hazardous and noxious substances were removed, leaving only the hull and some materials that pose no danger of contamination of the marine environment," said Luís Sá Couto.

The "Ocean Revival" has an overall cost estimated three million euros and will create an artificial reef to energize and explore the diving tourism in the Algarve. "This market segment allows you to put the region on the international circuit diving, due to climate and abundance of species of marine flora and fauna," said Luís Sá Couto. According Sá Couto, since the first two ships were sunk, have been performed about 2,400 dives, "which shows the importance of this project. " Excellent conditions for diving. New boat for diving park in Alvor. Taxi Ferry links Portimão and Ferragudo. Taxi Ferry links Portimão and Ferragudo A new taxi-boat service between Portimão and Ferragudo (Lagoa) has been launched, filling a niche sought after by a growing number of residents and tourists. Rui Manuel Modesto, head of the Taxi Ferry company, says the venture has been launched to “satisfy a need” that had become obvious.

Faro airport in Algarve general information and car hire. ^ Use this form to make your Booking for Faro aiportCar Hire ^ Faro Facts. Unique cultural and gastronomic tourism experiences. Unique cultural and gastronomic tourism experiences Turismo de Portugal lauched a new tourism program: Holiday package to feature language and cookery classes. - Algarve Car Hire presents Silves Medieval Fair 2012 in Algarve. Alvgarve Cars - Rent a Car. Algarve Car Hire best prices excellent service at Faro airport. You Drive Algarve Car Hire Showing Algarve Race Track. Carnival of Luxury in Algarve. Book Your Summer Car Hire in advance and Get Guaranteed Availability.

Portugal elected top country to visit in 2013. Rally of Portugal 2013. Douro Azul 20 years of promoting tourism in Porto. Douro Azul 20 years of promoting tourism in Porto. Lisbon the fourth most beautiful city in the world. Lisbon Airport Europe s first with one-stop passport shop. Suspension of tolls on weekends to help economy. Algarve Car Hire Portugal. Algarve Car Hire Portugal. Olá Faro - Aer Lingus Flights from Shannon. Algarve Pass to retain tourists in the region.