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New Funchal Tourism Website

The Funchal City Council (CMF), today presented its new tourism website, in a ceremony that was attended by several partners linked to the tourism sector with whom the municipality intends to work together with the objective of doing “more and better” in terms of promoting tourism in the region.

This was reinforced by Vice-President of the municipality, Cristina Pedra, who highlighted the importance that tourism represents, stating that, “70% of tourists visit the municipality of Funchal, and we want to retain our tourist’s loyalty.”

The Vice-President of the municipality highlighted the importance of this tool in the sense of what is the affirmation and tourist valorisation of the municipality for foreign and domestic tourists.  “We want to make history, heritage, culture, with other entities.  It is time to re-energise our capital, and for us to work together to make this happen.”

The new website aims to be an asset in discovering the city, historical streets, tourist accommodation, places to visit (churches, chapels, Mercado dos Lavadouros, viewpoints, monuments, museums, parks and gardens, beaches and bathing complexes); in addition to publicising the spaces where to eat, drink and buy; dissemination of maps and itineraries and other useful information.

Categorised as an “appealing” site, for those who want to visit the city of Funchal, the new website is a single systematised information space that is easy to use. Available in Portuguese and in English, it was developed wholly by professionals from the Funchal municipality, whether in research, or in the construction of texts and their translation, photographic and video capture/editing, to design and programming.

It should be noted that the website was presented at the Mercado dos Lavradores, one of the most visited places in the region in terms of tourism, with twenty-six thousand people visiting this popular tourist attraction between January and September of this year.

Samantha Gannon

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