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Headquartered on Madeira Island, but with activity and a contact network covering the whole of the Portuguese nation, First4you brings together a group of professionals working in select diverse areas considered beneficial to their association allowing us to present our customers a highly competitive advantage in sales and purchase management, lease and investment in real estate projects.

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The role of a Covid-19 vaccine in the travel industry

Hope got rekindled in the heart of individuals, organizations, and nations following the news of producing a potent vaccine that could help end the COVID-19 menace. There has been a recorded increase in the travel industry’s activities with the renewed energy in people to resume travels.

Nations that earn primarily from the participation of foreigners in business, investment, tourism, and so on are hopeful that they can restore their economy and improve their citizens’ living standards when the virus’s vaccine is in use. 

As we are expectant of the proper circulation of a vaccine, we should take a moment to analyze the changes the pandemic outbreak has made in our lifestyle, particularly traveling habits.

Ways in Which the Pandemic Outbreak Positively Affected Travels

As much as COVID-19 has presented us with significant challenges, the pandemic outbreak did not leave us without some blessings. In response to the deadly virus, several changes got incorporated, which has improved traveling for good.

The continuation of these changes despite the vaccine’s availability will do both the travel industry and passengers a great deal of good. These changes and policies adopted include the following:

·         Flexibility

Airlines became a lot more flexible with their payment and refund policies since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Various airlines offered a full refund of fares for booked or paid flights to countries with travel bans. Several airlines employed different means to make payment a lot more comfortable for their passengers.

Maintaining flexibility, regardless of the vaccine, could change travel for good. Not to be too hopeful, these airlines might withdraw some of these leniencies, but many would remain. 

·         Traveler’s Behavior

Travelers now prepare adequately for travels. It makes it a lot easier for airlines to control boarding. People are more careful about their health and, as such, are more responsive to regulations. This habit has been a good chance for travels since the onset of the pandemic.

·         Health and Safety Protocols

The airline now prioritizes safety and health protocols. Airplanes are now well cleaned and sanitized to ensure a virus-free environment.

One would also notice a very high degree of orderliness at the airport due to the social distancing protocol. People do not have to crowd themselves in the queue, making traveling a lot more stress-free for passengers.

Expected Positive Impacts of the COVID-19 Vaccine

With a proper circulation of the vaccine, where everyone can have access to vaccination at an affordable price, travel will experience a significant change for good. Considering how much influence the pandemic outbreak had on our traveling habit, we expect to record the following changes:

·         Improved Travel Experience

With the release of the COVID-19 vaccine, traveling will be a lot easier. Several boarding protocols that stress out travelers, like getting tested for COVID-19, maintain social distancing at the boarding gate, arriving at the airport many hours before take-off time, may be relaxed. We can finally return to a more comfortable process with the provision of the vaccine.

·         Cheaper Fares for Travelers

With the vaccine, airlines can allow more passengers on board a flight. It will help reduce flight fares as more people can share the burden of transportation cost per trip. A lesser fee will make transportation more affordable, and people can plan for more trips than before.

·         Assurance of Safety

The major discouragement with travels was the fear of safety. Several travelers canceled their trips except when it was inevitable. The vaccine would mean that people can now tour the world without fear of contracting the coronavirus disease. They also do not stand as a threat to others’ safety while visiting new places, so long as they have the necessary vaccination.

·         Reduced Cost on Maintenance of Health

People now have to spend less on maintaining their health with the vaccine. Airlines can also reduce the cost of ensuring a highly hygienic travel environment by the COVID -19 standard. Several regular travelers had to forfeit planned trips because they cannot afford the potential cost of maintaining their health condition if they probably got down with the virus. With this out of the way, traveling will become much more feasible.

Even with the hope of a new vaccine, we have to ensure that we plan adequately for safety ahead of a trip. It would be best if you had all you will need while in another geographical location. You must get an international drivers license in the likelihood that you will have to drive yourself around while on your trip.

Significant changes have begun already, with the news of the vaccine around the corner. We all cannot wait to experience our world once again, without the fear of a pandemic.

Paragliding Madeira

Come fly with us in Madeira, we will have a unique paragliding experience together, while enjoying many of the breathtaking landscapes from the north to the south coast of this atlantic slice of paradise. Fun is guaranteed!

We fly over different spots such as Porto da Cruz, Madalena do Mar and Cabo Girão. You will be in the air with very experienced pilots with thousands of flights in their resume.

Turning Dreams of Flight into Reality Since 2013

We have 8 years of paragliding experience on Madeira with a perfect safety record!

It is and has been fun to share this wonderful activity with thousands of people of all ages!

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Professional Property Photography – Madeira

A quality picture really is worth a thousand words…

Professional Property Photography - Madeira

Before clients decide to book your holiday rental or consider buying a property, the first impression they get will be from the photos on your website.

If there are only a couple of photos to look at – or none at all, they are most likely to leave your website and find a better one.
It is essential to display the best possible high quality images instead of relying on mobile phone pictures or outdated photos.

Trust us, professional photographs of your holiday rental or real estate property are crucial for attracting new clients.
Our photographic services include full post processing and we deliver all images in a format that can be immediately used on your website, as well as full size images that can be used for printing and posters.

Are you working from home? Here are some tips to help you.

With the global health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic many companies are asking their staff to work from home. For many people this can take some getting used to as they are unaccustomed to this work mode and need to get into a new routine.

One of the great things about working from home is that you don’t spend time travelling to and from your workplace and you get to spend more time with your family. On the other hand it can be quite challenging for some people as they may feel lonely and find it difficult to stay connected with their colleagues. And of course being in the home environment means there are a lot of opportunities for distractions which can seriously affect your productivity.

Working from home can be quite a transition if you are not used to it. But it does have its advantages, so here are some tips to help you work with as few distractions as possible and help you continue working like a professional:

  • Go through your morning routine as you would as if you were going to work. Have your breakfast and get dressed. Remember that you may be communicating with colleagues or clients using Skype or other communication software so you need to look and feel professional.
  • Try and stick to the breaks that you would normally have in the office. Take your coffee break and lunch break and try to adhere to office working times because your clients will expect you to be available at the times they are used to communicating with you.
  • Make sure that everyone knows you are available many of your clients may assume that because your company is closed you are not available. If your company has not informed your clients about the change in working practice then message your clients yourself to let them know that you are there for them.
  • Take a little bit of exercise. Take a walk around the house, have a good stretch or even do a little work out. Do try to avoid sitting in front of your workstation for long periods without having regular pauses. This will not only keep your mind fresh but will also stave off tiredness.
  • Try to eliminate as many distractions as possible. At best find an area where you are alone and have privacy and separation. Sometimes even working behind a screen or a curtain can give you the opportunity to focus on your work without distraction.
  • Set up your notifications so that you’re not tempted to continually check your social media and messaging apps. Ideally, allot yourself specific times of the day where you can check for messaging and look at your social media. This more than anything else can help sustain your productivity.
  • Many people thrive on having personal contact with their colleagues so it is helpful to begin the day with a team check in and then during the day you can talk or chat with your colleagues either as a group or even one-on-one. This helps to keep you connected with your team and helps avoid isolation and loneliness.

Once you get into your new home working routine you will find it becomes much easier to concentrate and actually do the work you need to do. Whatever your circumstances, your colleagues and many people in your position are going through the same transition, so don’t worry about the odd setback, the dog barking while you are conferencing or your mobile ringing.
Do your best and be the best.


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