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Madeira is a World Leading Island Destination

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by: Paula Ferreira16 December 2015, Wednesday

World Leading Island Destination

For the first time, Madeira Islands won a World Travel Awards prize and became a World Leading Island Destination in a ceremony held back on the 12th of December, at El Jadida, Morocco.

Despite the existing competition from islands destinations such as Bali, Barbados, Crete, the Cook Islands, Jamaica, the Maldives, Mauritius, St. Lucia, Sardinia, the Seychelles, Sicily and Zanzibar, Madeira Islands was able to win the award which, on yearly basis, recognizes the excellence and outstanding brands and locations in the tourism industry, from all over the world.

Madeira, Destination of Excellence

Knowned as the "oscars of turism", the World Travel Awards are granted based on the on-line votes of the general public and profissionals of the turism market.

The Regional Secretary of Economy, Turism and Culture states that "Madeira did a great job appealing to votes on social networks and other digital platforms, through campaigns and spotlight publicities regarding this objective". It also enhances the fact that world renowned soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo, who himself is a Madeiran native,  through his social networks contributed greatly to this fantastic achievement.

Madeira World Travel Awards

What NOT to miss in Madeira

Madeira archipelago has enumerous places, events and secrets to explore, ranging from natural wonders, misty mountain trails, gastronomic festivals and wellness experiences to the world famous firewors on New Year's Eve. Following are some suggestions to take the most out of exploring the island.

Trails ("Levadas") - The best trails to witness the beautiful rain forests of Madeira.

Exploring Porto Santo - 9 km of terapeutical sand and paradisiac crystal waters.

Flower Festival - An event that celebrates the arrival of spring with a mixture of colours, music and joyful people. One of the events most popular and praised events by turists.

Catamaran Rides -  Leisure trips along the dazzling coast of the island, with a chance to watch turtles, dolphins and whales in their natural habitat.

New Year's Eve - Considered as one of the best réveillons of the entire world, Madeira's New Year's Eve is one, if not the most, important event of the year. It's fireworks that have gain a Guinness World Records™ title has the “Greatest Fireworks Show in the World” back in 2006 and street animation are it's trademark.

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Paula Ferreira | Intertours

Paula Ferreira

A Travel & Experiences in Madeira consultant, loves to travel and share those experiences. Knows like nobody all the fantastic innermost places in Madeira.

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