Eduardo Silva, Azores Promotion Board, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal
I am Market Manager for the USA and Canada and general promotor for all markets for www.visitazores.com.
The Azores, the first archipelago in the world to achieve international certification of sustainable destination by an entity accredited by the Global Council for Sustainable Tourism, Europe’s exclusive island destination, returns from its break, embracing all our visiting friends, whom we invite to live their life to the fullest, in a peaceful, healthy, safe environment with all the modern comforts and the unique charm of nature’s sustainable harmony. www.visitazores.com – Safest Destination in Europe 2020.
The Azores revealed themselves to the Portuguese since 1427, nine islands , sisters of indescribable beauty, born from the volcanic mountains that plunged them into the Atlantic, gardened by lagoons of deep emerald blue, an eternal spring blossoming with azaleas, hibiscus, oleanders, hydrangea, ginger lilies and agapanthus, belladonna and Japanese camellia, stand out as a destination of excellence for hiking, cycling, equestrian trails, canoeing, kayaking , canyoning, stand-up paddle, surfing, windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling and whale watching.
The Azores, highlighted Unesco world cultural heritage and Reserves of the Biosphere due to their extremely important contributions to humanity and example of sustainable development, boast five centuries of rich Atlantic culture, cuddled in a warm and hospitable human environment, with the most delicious gastronomy and unique volcanic wines, the sweetest pineapples, exclusive European tea and coffee.
The Azores “Clean & Safe Seal” enforces safety of guests, owners and visitors with measures for visitors and organizations within the tourism sector to help restore the sector and maintain border openings. Detailed guidelines for hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions have been put in place by the Azores Government.