The Azores won the first place at the National Tourism Award, promoted by BPI and Expresso, in the Sustainable Tourism category, with the Certification as a Sustainable Tourist Destination by EarthCheck.

This project has been contributing to the strategic positioning of the tourist-cultural destination, aligning it with a growing international adoption by consumers, already clearly visible in the new generations and their capacity to influence others.

This project makes tourism an activity that promotes the best living conditions for the local populations, contributing to the economic development of the Region, at the same time that the environmental balance occurs.

It is also an innovative project based on a broad collaborative action, involving an increasing range of stakeholders from different sectors, with the common goal of achieving the true sustainability of the destination.

The National Tourism Award is an initiative of Expresso, in partnership with BPI, and aims to reward companies, public projects and personalities for their contribution to the tourism sector.