Madeira hosts World Travel Awards Gala in 2019
After being awarded by the World Travel Awards for four consecutive times with the prize “Europe´s Leading Island Destination” and for three times with the “World´s Leading Island Destination” award, Madeira Islands prepares to host, in 2019, this ceremony, which annually distinguishes the best tourist destinations on a global scale.
This information was confirmed by the Regional Secretary for Tourism and Culture, Mrs. Paula Cabaço, to the local newspaper Diário de Notícias, stating that “ hosting this event is of great importance not only for the relevance of what this award involves, but also for the overall number of European tourist destinations which will be present in this ceremony, in an extraordinary and unprecedented opportunity to promote, but also to optimize Madeira Islands touristic potential abroad”.
Even though this has been an aspiration on our part, for quite some time, the decision to bring this ceremony to Madeira started being planned last December at the 24th edition of the World Travel Awards ceremony, held in Vietnam, during which the WTA organization communicated the Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture of this intention. As a direct result of this decision this entity is presently undergoing a weekly visit on our island as to evaluate the logistical conditions necessary to organize “an event of this nature and magnitude", as stated by the Regional Secretary”.