The Regional Secretariats of Social Solidarity and of Energy, Environment and Tourism, promote, for the seventh consecutive year, the senior tourism programme "My Azores, My Loves".
This low and medium season program will take place during the months of January to May 2020, involving about one thousand participants from all the islands of the archipelago.

The senior tourism program "My Azores, My Loves", which has existed since 2014, has provided thousands of Azorean residents over 60 years of age with the possibility of enjoying complete travel packages to any island in the archipelago, with air connections, accommodation, meals, transfers, entertainment and excursions.

With this initiative, the Government of the Azores intends to encourage domestic tourism among Azorean residents, boosting domestic demand during periods of less tourist activity, in order to mitigate the negative effects of seasonality and, at the same time, promote fraternization and coexistence among Azoreans from all the islands and strengthen socio-cultural ties among participants.

For the second consecutive year SMASOLTRAV is the travel agency organizer of the event in Santa Maria and we are waiting for the arrival of the first group already on 18.01.2020 to our beautiful Island.
SMASOLTRAV is proud to organize this event for another year and with the precious help of all its partners, provide to all participants of the My Azores My Loves 2020 Program an enriching and unforgettable experience during their stay in our Island.

Learn more at:

https://www.azores.gov.pt/Portal/pt/entidades/srssissa/textoTabela/Meus+A%C3%A7ores+Meus+Amores.html

CONTEST RULES
1ST ANNIVERSARY OF SMASOLTRAV

The following terms and conditions are intended to regulate the draw through which SMASOLTRAV Travel Agency offers a prize to celebrate its 1st anniversary.

1 - DEADLINE, RULES OF THE HOBBY AND DATE OF THE DRAW
The participation in the hobby takes place between days 15.04.2019 e 14.05.2019.

All persons or entities that between the days defined for the duration of the hobby acquire in cash any service to this Travel Agency (holiday packages, air tickets or sea tickets) of a value exceeding EUR 50.00 are entitled.

The draw will take place on the day 15.05.2019 (date of the 1st anniversary of the Travel Agency SMASOLTRAV), before the guests present at the Travel Agency at Rua do Mercado, Loja 3 in Vila do Porto, through the website sorteiogo.com and will be based on the random drawing of a number between the number on the first invoice/receipt issued on the day 15.04.2019 and the number of the last invoice/receipt issued on the day 14.05.2019.

The result will be posted on Facebook and Instagram of SMASOLTRAV on 15.05.2019 and communicated to the winner on 16.05.2019 by email or phone contact.

In the absence of a reply from the winner, his name will be posted in the travel agency for a period of 30 days until 16.06.2019 for claiming the prize, at the end of that period the right to claim the prize shall cease.

2 - PRIZE TO BE AWARDED
1 (One) weekend for 2 people in Ponta Delgada until July 15, 2019 (includes air tickets sma/pdl/sma and stay 2 nights in a double room at S. Miguel Park Hotel **** with breakfast included) and subject to flight and hotel availability.

3 - ADVERTISING RIGHTS
The winner of this contest, by accepting the prize, declares that he authorizes for publicity purposes the assignment of his image rights to the Travel Agency SMASOLTRAV, renouncing any financial compensation for the use of his image in any media or social networks.

Vila do Porto, 10 April 2019

 

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The Regional Secretariats of Social Solidarity and of Energy, Environment and Tourism, promote, for the sixth consecutive year, the senior tourism programme "My Azores, My Loves".

This low and medium season program will involve 29 groups in this edition, in a total expected of about one thousand people from all the islands of the archipelago, which could represent an increase of 6,000 overnight stays in the regional hotel industry.

The initiative will take place during the months of February to May, with the first trip scheduled for February 4, to the island of Flores.

The senior tourism program "My Azores, My Loves", which has existed since 2014, has provided thousands of Azorean residents over 60 years of age with the possibility of enjoying complete travel packages to any island in the archipelago, with air connections, accommodation, meals, transfers, entertainment and excursions.

With this initiative, the Government of the Azores intends to encourage domestic tourism among Azorean residents, boosting domestic demand during periods of less tourist activity, in order to mitigate the negative effects of seasonality and, at the same time, promote fraternization and coexistence among Azoreans from all the islands and strengthen socio-cultural ties among participants.

Here on our beautiful Island of Santa Maria the first group arrives on February 5th.

SMASOLTRAV, the travel agency organizer of this event in Santa Maria, is preparing the arrival of the groups and with the precious collaboration of its partners, wishes to provide to all visitors a fantastic experience in the visit to our Island of Santa Maria.

Learn more at: http://www.azores.gov.pt

Santa Maria has several white beaches and natural pools with excellent conditions for summer activities. The most famous is Praia Formosa, where you can practice surfing, windsurfing, water skiing and sailing.

boat tripwith passage through the cave of Ilhéu do RomeiroWith its natural interior pier and where there is a curious cave with stalactites and stalagmites, it is the best way to get to know the magnificent coast. The coastline is excellent for the spearfishing and poaching.

The abundance of underwater life provides lovers of divingmoments you'll hardly forget. The islets of Vila, Lagoinhas and S. Lourenço, as well as the Encharéus Cave and Tagarete Bay are places of unique beauty. 37 Km northwest of the coast of Santa Maria, the Ants are an interesting group of eight islets which, mainly due to their isolation, are a privileged place for the settlement and nesting of many sea birds and owners of a rich underwater fauna, which gives it the status of Natural Reserve.

paragliding is also one of the possible activities to practice in the various bays of Santa Maria.

With proper guidance and equipment it is possible to explore natural caveslike the Furna de Santana and the Furna Velha, or excavated by man, like the Figueiral Cave.

Santa Maria has many white sandy beaches and natural pools with excellent conditions for summer activities. The most famous one is Formosa Beach, where you can enjoy surfing, windsurfing, water skiing and sailing.

A boat trip, which passes through the Romeiro Islet grotto, with its natural interior pier and where there's a mysterious grotto with stalactites and stalagmites, is the best way to discover the magnificent coast. The coastal shoreline is excellent for fishing and underwater hunting.

The abundance of underwater life provides snorkeling enthusiasts with unforgettable moments. The islets of Vila, Lagoinhas and S. Lourenço, as well as the Encharéus Grotto and the Tagarete Bay are places of unique beauty. Around 37 km northwest of the Santa Maria coast, you'll find Ants, an interesting group of eight islets which, mainly because they are isolated, are a privileged resting and nesting place for many sea birds, while also possessing a rich underwater fauna, which confers it the status of Natural Reserve.

Paragliding is also one of the many activities that can be enjoyed in Santa Maria's various bays.

With a guide and proper equipment, it's possible to explore natural grottos, such as Furna de Santana and Furna Velha, or manmade grottos, such as the Figueiral Grotto.

The Island of Santa Maria has several points of interest, offers several attractions and a unique contact with nature.

Prepare to explore Santa Maria. Smasoltravtrav your travel agency on the island of Santa Maria helps you to know the island, contact us.