Sources: aicep Portugal Global
Madeira was considered Europe’s Best Island Destination for the eighth time at the 28th edition of the World Travel Awards, in which 11 other archipelagos/islands were voting. Quoted in the note, the regional secretary for Tourism and Culture of Madeira, Eduardo Jesus, considers that this is “a remarkable achievement”.
The Madeiran ruler highlights the number of times Madeira has won this award, which contributes “to give more consistency to the recognition that the region has achieved worldwide in recent years”, including the “confidence generated with the security presented by the destination in the pandemic control”.
In Eduardo Jesus’ opinion, the attribution of this award “should fill all those who work in Tourism in the region with pride, as well as the residents, who see their land being continuously valued internationally and the thousands of visitors who value their holiday destination even more”.
“We have reasons to be pleased also by the way in which the destination reacted to the pandemic, through the affirmation of the safety that is lived here,” he stresses.
In this edition of the World Travel Awards – with the European winners announced – the Azores were also in the running for Best Island Destination in Europe, among other islands in other countries.
The World Travel Awards were created in 1993 and are awarded annually to recognise, reward and celebrate excellence in all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.
Madeira has already been awarded six consecutive times as the World’s Best Island Destination between 2015 and 2020.
The region has won eight awards as Best Island Destination in Europe, in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and this year.