Portugal Golf Holidays – Madeira recognized as a sustainable destination

Madeira Island. Madeira recognized as a sustainable tourist destination

Madeira won EarthCheck’s Silver Award

The Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture announced that EarthCheck, an international certifying authority in this sector, has granted the Autonomous Region of Madeira with the Silver award, recognising it as a “sustainable tourism destination”.

Madeiran in-charge secretary Eduardo Jesus told that the award “reinforces the presentation of Madeira as a tourism destination with an emphasis on sustainable development”.

This certification, Eduardo Jesus said, is of the highest significance because it “responds to the concerns of customers” and “will have implications not just for those who visit, but also for those who reside in Madeira”.

According to Eduardo Jesus, “sustainability is a journey, a process of continual development”, which is why “every year, the region will illustrate, in its annual audit, the progress and evolution in this journey and dedication to the four pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental, cultural, and social”.

The sustainable development of the territory and the engagement of the entire local community “is a crucial step in the affirmation of Madeira as a must-visit destination at a worldwide level”, he remarked.

The Madeira Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture’s Directorate of Tourism began the certification procedure towards the end of July 2021.

There is more good news: within five years, the region could receive a higher level of EarthCheck certification: Gold.

Nomadays, the Madeira region has 3 spectacular golf courses: 2 in Madeira Island and 1 in Porto Santo, and counts with several outstanding and glamorous hotels. Besides golf, the main attractions of the region are the dazzling natural landscapes, the capital Funchal, and the traditional gastronomy.

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Madeira Island. Record tourist numbers in Madeira last year

Madeira registered record tourist numbers last year

According to data compiled by the Regional Directorate of Statistics of Madeira (DREM), the island’s tourism industry had record-breaking success in 2022, with overnight guest counts exceeding 9.6 million and total income reaching 528.8 million euros.

The overall number of overnight stays in the region of Madeira last year increased to 9.6 million, with total and room income peaking at 528.8 and 365.5 million euros, respectively.

The main issuing markets exhibited a rise from 2021 to 2022, with the German market showing the largest increase, at 132.3 percent, followed by the resident markets in France (+109.7 percent), the United Kingdom (+99.4 percent), and Portugal (+48.1 percent).

Comparing the calculation for the year 2022 with 2019, the last year before the pandemic, the main markets, namely Portugal, the United Kingdom and Germany, showed increases of around 77.1 percent, 8.4 percent and 0.8 percent, while France recorded a decrease of 11.5 percent.

With its perpetual springlike weather, Madeira is the best place to play golf any time of year. There are three world-class golf courses in the region, ready to will impress even the most demanding golfer.

On Madeira Island, both the 18-hole Palheiro Golf and the 27-hole Santo da Serra Golf Club provide breathtaking views of the ocean and the island’s natural splendour. The 27-hole Porto Santo Golf, in Porto Santo, was created by the legendary golfer Severiano Ballesteros and provides you with a challenging game and spectacular views.

Book your golf holidays in Madeira with Tee Times Golf Agency and enjoy the excellent golf courses, the amazing weather, and the vibrant Portuguese culture that will make you want to come back soon.

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