A month after reopening the tourism sector, Madeira has recorded only nine active cases of Covid-19. Officials argue this makes it one the safest destinations in Europe to visit.
Madeira and Porto Santo Islands have been included in the global list of destinations exempt from the Foreign & Commonwealth advice against ‘all but essential’ travel. The duo is included alongside the Azores as the only two Portuguese territories to make the list.
To ensure security for both tourists and residents, all visitors to the islands will have to either present a negative Covid-19 test done within 72 hours prior to departure or be tested upon arrival.
Madeira has launched the second phase of the ‘Stay Home Now. Dream Online. Visit Us Later!’ campaign. The destination is looking to speak to those potential visitors who must remain at home for the time being, offering them a little escapism.
The Savoy Palace has made its debut in Madeira, Portugal, expanding and elevating the Savoy Signature portfolio, a family-owned collection of historic hotels and resorts on the scenic island in the Atlantic.
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.