Madeira has some interesting museums. ‘Madeira Story Centre’ makes visitors experience the historic events of the island right from its volcanic origin several million years back, hydroplane landing, the times of Churchill, Napoleon and Infant D. Henrique. You get access to telescopes at the terrace. ‘Contemporary Art Museum’ is at Forte São Tiago and displays [...]
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The transfer buses that connect Heathrow’s airport terminals with the Hertz rental car depot keep arriving and departing at regular intervals. It was not always so. For years the service was both slow and chaotic, until Hertz asked the drivers for ideas on how to improve it. “We sat down and said ‘let’s question it’,” [...]
Car sales in Spain plummeted by 28 percent last year, the worst slump on record, manufacturers said Monday. Automobile trade association ANFAC said 1.16 million vehicles were sold in 2008, down from 1.61 million the previous year. Looking at monthly figures, the association also said sales flopped by 49.9 percent to 72,377 in December, compared [...]
Arrivals of foreign tourists to Spain, the world’s second biggest tourist destination, plummeted in November as top customers Britons and Germans stayed at home during the global economic slowdown. Arrivals fell 11.6 percent in the month from a year earlier, the first double-digit decline in years, with British visitors down 15 percent and 7 percent [...]