Madeira – The Hot Spot For Property Investors

Madeira Island is an autonomous region of Portugal, located approximately 1000 km from Lisbon on the mainland continent of Portugal,1000 km over sea south-west from Portugal’s capital Lisbon, is famous for its sweet wine which was a staple purchase for exploring ships on route to the New World hundreds of years ago.Madeira has long been renowned for its superb year-round weather and the islands rich natural beauty of the islands flora and fauna, fed by the fertile volcanic soil. Its fresh air and clean beaches, over 20 certified Blue Flag beaches, have attracted retirees who are seeking to greatly benefit from an increase in health and wellness provided by such a place as Madeira.

According to the Portuguese National Tourist Office and the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in the UK, health and wellbeing tourism is on the rise across Europe and is expected to increase by 5-10% by 2015. At a major conference on the topic held at the beginning of November, Madeira has been highlighted for its potential in this expanding market.

In 1963 Madeira airport was opened, full of eager passengers from Germany, Scandinavia and the UK seeking winter sun and a Mediterranean alternative to the Costa del Sol package holidays. This is still true today with Madeira attracting a discerning profile of tourists throughout the year. Luxury cruise arrivals to the archipelago are still popular with Funchal, the capital, still a favoured port on the Atlantic cruise routes.

Easy access
It is now getting easier and easier to get to the island as Jet2.com the low cost airline will begin flights from Manchester airport from 3rd May 2010 for as little as £49.99 one way (including taxes) to Funchal.

Ian Doubtfire, Managing Director at Jet2.com comments,

“Madeira is a stunning island and an absolutely fantastic summer holiday destination which I am sure will be extremely popular with our customers in the North West and beyond.”

Duarte Ferreira, Director at Madeira Airport, goes on to say,

“The launch of this new scheduled route is extremely positive news for Madeira and will open up this beautiful region to many more visitors. The creation of this brand new link, especially at a time when other operators are looking to cut costs and services, plays such an important role for tourism in the region, benefiting the local economy and people working and living on the island. We hope that this partnership with Jet2.com will result in the opening of several new routes from the UK in the near future.”

This is great news for those looking to enjoy the island for a nice holiday, the increasing number of people choosing Madeira as a second home or holiday home destination, and of course property investors capitalising on the increasing popularity of this magical island.

Experience International a leading overseas property investment specialist has also identified this trend and created

‘The Magic of Madeira – Lifestyle & property magazine”

Which includes

“Why I’m mad for Madeira” by the former editor of Homes Overseas
Essential market information
Top 10 reasons to choose Madeira
Buying Guide
Property listings featuring hot new releases
Discovery Tours

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