The New Year plunge is a tradition started in The Netherlands which is now spreading all over the world. It started with a swim club celebrating the new year with a swim. Today, Unox/Unilever sponsor the event at many locations in Holland.
Because the water is warmer on January 1st!
Is it just fun for the sake of fun?
Yes. But we’re donating 50% of the revenue to Acreditar, a Portuguese charity who helps children with cancer.
Can I join?
Sure! You must! For details check our page about MADEIRA PLUNGE 2015 and the event page on Facebook.
Madeira Wine vines in Madeira, enjoying the rising sun at Quinta do Furão. Picture by Simon Zino Photography
Madeira Wine has a long history, having been used in several memorable occasions, including the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
Now, Madeira positions itself as a premium wine, not only due to its unique characteristics but also its scarcity due to the small annual production but the fact there there is only a finite amount of Vintage (over tenty years) and Colheita (less than twenty years, but vintage quality) Madeira Wines.
Wellness is one of the main themes at the World Travel Market 2014, with outstanding panel participants including John Bevan from Spafinder, Steve Dunne from Brighter Group and Daniel Pearce from TTG, and many more outstanding speakers during the various panels.
Madeira´s outstnading climate and short distances means that wellness products can also be offered to cruise passengers visiting the island for a short stay.
Madeira Islands win the 2013 World Travel Award as Europe’s Leading Island Destination.
Madeira and Porto Santo Islands‘ top quality as a holiday destination have been recognized by the WTA 2013. Competing against the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands, Cyprus, Malta and Sardinia, Madeira Islands top place in the rank is all the more remarkable.
A clear sign of Madeira’s global excellence as a travel destination, the WTA prize acknowledges the superiority of Madeira’s hotels and activities as well as the success of its environment and preservation programmes.
As a boutique travel agency in Madeira, we are proud to contribute everyday to making Madeira the 2013 WTA Europe’s Leading Islands Destination.
Madeira is running for Europe’s Leading Island Destination on the 2013 World Travel Awards (WTA). Nicknamed the “Oscars” of the tourism and travel industry, the WTA acknowledges, rewards and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.