Frequently Asked Questions

1. What equipment should I take?

Most delegates take a digital camera and a couple of lenses in a suitable bag taken as hand baggage. If you need to take anything else like for example a tripod this must go as ‘hold’ baggage.

2. How do I get to the hotel from the overseas airport?

A coach transfer is included in your booking – you will be met by a representative and directed to your transfer coach.

3. What currency will I need?

The Euro is the currency used in any of the EU countries.

4. Should I tip?

If you feel the service is good for example in a restaurant, then 10% is normal.

5. Do I need a Visa?

UK citizens do not need a Visa.

6. Do I need vaccinations?

None are required unless you are travelling from an infected area.

7. Can I pre-book flight seats or extra leg room?

Yes but this has to be done direct via, around 6 weeks pror to departure.

8. Is a flight meal included?

Yes. If you have any special dietary requests, we need to know.

9. What is my luggage allowance?

One 10 kilo item per person for hand baggage that meets the following size restriction: 56cm x 45cm x 25cm  plus 22 kilos for hold luggage. To add extra baggage and extra legroom seats email;, quoting clearly in the email title, Madeira 2018 – Photography Training Overseas – Name – Booking Ref 3068007/W17H”.

Please Note: The government has introduced a Tourist Eco Tax for all tourists arriving in the Canico area of Madeira from the 1st May 2017. The tax will be charged at €1 per person per night up to a maximum of €5. The tax will be applicable to adults over the age of 18 only and as this is a local tax imposed by the government this charge must be paid on arrival and directly to the hotel.

10. Do I need travel and medical insurance?

You certainly do – low cost insurance can be obtained on-line.

11. When do I get my travel tickets? is now a ticketless airline.

12. What is the dress code for the Awards Event?

This is entirely up to you, however most people like to dress up for such an event but it is not essential.

13. What is the dress code for the training week?

Most delegates dress casually during the daytime and change into something a little more appropriate for the evening meal.

14. What time is my flight?

Full flight information can be found here.