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Business News Algarve meets Andrew Coutts of ILM to talk tourism, hotel developments and the prospects for 2011
Andrew Coutts - ILM
If anybody is qualified to predict where the Algarve’s hotel, leisure and resort development industry might be heading in 2011, then it’s Andrew Coutts. As President & CEO of ILM Group, he heads up Portugal’s most experienced and well-respected management consultancy in what is, undoubtedly, the region’s most important economic sector. And whilst there is some cause for optimism, the coming year is still going to be a tough one...
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Motorway madness - how tolls on the A22 will affect local business
Motorway
by Paul Rouse
Governments are notorious for making unpopular decisions. But when they compound it with stupidity, you really wonder whose best interests they think they are serving. The plan to introduce tolls onto the Algarve’s A22 motorway is ludicrous from many viewpoints - logistics, economics, safety, practicality, common sense. And local businesses will be among the hardest hit.

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New business networking group launched in Algarve
BNA
Business Network Algarve will be a constructive and unique marketing platform, supported by training workshops, a new business-focused website, and groundbreaking PR designed to promote members’ business.
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Portimao set to join F1 testing roster?
Formula 1
The Autodromo do Algarve race track in Portimao looks set to join the Formula 1 pre-season testing roster next year, according to Jonathan Noble of Autosport magazine.
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Local businesses support innovative charity Christmas Market
3 Charities Christmas Market
Business owners from across the Algarve have come together to support an innovative luxury lifestyle Christmas gift market being staged at Vale do Lobo on 5 December, in aid of three local charities. Exhibitors have been pre-approved by the charities, and the invite to exhibit has been specifically targeted to offer visitors variety, quality and style. An intensive marketing campaign meanwhile will involve Vale do Lobo, Inspirations Algarve and The Resident.
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Absolute Zero
Promotional and merchandising gifts made easy
Absolute Zero
Providers of uniforms, workwear, club and team sportswear and promotional merchandise, with an in-house embroidery and printing facility. New retail golfwear and accessories line coming soon.
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Designworks!
Design and identity implementation at competitive prices
Designworks
Independent design consultant, covering creative concepts, design and the organisation of all aspects of a project, from naming a product through to creating the identity and applying it across a range of promotional material.
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Iperium
Website design and e-marketing solutions
Iperium
Specialist in Internet-based solutions for companies, including design and development of websites, content management databases, customer relations management systems and online e-marketing campaigns.
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Vila Vita Parc
The ideal venue for company Christmas parties
Vila Vita Parc
Celebrate Christmas in style with employees, colleagues or clients at the Algarve’s leading luxury resort. See the range of special Christmas menus at a wide selection of restaurants, including Bela Vita, Whale and Adega, the Michelin-starred Ocean, and Arte Nautica down on the beach in Armacao de Pera.
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Yellow Kite
Luxury lifestyle marketing and PR
Yellow Kite
Channel your marketing to the right people, at the right time, with the right message. Our plans are highly targeted and measurable, establishing new 'footprints' to your business, in whatever language and whichever area, and pride ourselves on creative PR and sales campaigns that generate clients and cash flow.
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