The elite of the travel industry assembled for the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony on the breath-taking Atlantic island to find out who among them would be crowned best of the best. Winners at the red-carpet reception included the enchanting city of St. Petersburg, Russia, voted Europe’s Leading City Destination.
Madeira is making final preparations as it steps up to host the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony on June 8th. Leading travel industry figureheads from across the continent are attending what will mark the inaugural World Travel Awards ceremony in the breath-taking island destination.
Madeira has experienced a boost in golf numbers during the first four months of 2019, with the two ‘mainland’ courses experiencing almost double-digit growth. Also, on the up is Madeira’s overall tourism revenue which showed almost two per cent growth in 2018.
Recognised as the World’s Leading Island Destination and set to play host the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony in 2019, Dorita Mendonça, regional director of tourism for the Madeira Islands, here tells Breaking Travel News how tourism is changing the destination for the better.
Madeira was recently awarded the title of Europe’s Leading Island Destination at the World Travel Awards and will host the prestigious organisation’s Europe Gala Ceremony in 2019. Here Roberto Santa Clara, executive director of the Madeira Promotion Bureau, tells Breaking Travel News how important the dual honours are and how perceptions of the Portuguese island have changed over time.
The Portuguese destination, which has taken the title of Europe’s Leading Island Destination for the past five years, will use the event to boost its profile on the international stage.
Madeira has been revealed as the host for the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony 2019. The Portuguese destination, which has taken the title of Europe’s Leading Island Destination four times, will use the event to boost its profile on the international stage.
Breaking Travel News talks to Roberto Santa Clara, executive director, Madeira Promotion Bureau, about what is on offer in the destination, how it feels to have been honoured by the World Travel Awards, and the significance of celebrity endorsements.
Breaking Travel News speaks to António Eduardo de Freitas Jesus, regional secretary of economy, tourism, Madeira Islands, to discover how winning at the World Travel Awards helps develop the brand’s reputation.
David Andrade, operations manager, Galo Resort Madeira, speaks to Breaking Travel News during the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony in St. Petersburg, Russia.