In 2021, the trust level in the Azores remains, and European Best Destinations has already considered it as one of the safest vacation destinations.
When, in 2020, the travel and life habits of all of us changed dramatically, the Azores remained as a possibility for a safe, natural and sustainable experience.
To reinforce the confidence of the Azorean islands when choosing where to spend their vacation in 2021, some criteria are considered: preventive measures, recommendations by the authorities when tourists arrive at hotels, shops and restaurants and distinction of the website for cultural and tourist promotion.
At the origin of the certification is the commitment taken into account by all tourism entities in complying with the prevention norms, combined with a natural setting difficult to find elsewhere, and responsible and conscious hospitality.
“The presentation of a screening test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, using the RT-PCR methodology, with a negative result on arrival, the many outdoor activities, contact with nature and always sustainable tourism make the Azores a destination mandatory nowadays, when those who come don’t have to worry, but relax and enjoy the experience ”, explains Luís Capdeville Botelho, CEO of the Azores Tourism Association, the certification states that all the efforts and work of the last few months of implementing measures that maintain confidence in the destination, and showing that there is a place in the world where it is possible to travel without apprehensions was worth it.
The sustainable and natural component is also a decisive factor in this distinction. Due to all the conditions they offer to be able to enjoy in freedom and with plenty of space for everyone, the nine islands assert themselves as the perfect destination for moments of relaxation. From walks in full harmony with nature to surfing, diving and whale watching, through canyoning, it is always possible to collect adventures in a comfortable and relaxed way.
In 2021, the Azores are still open to receive those who seek to take a deep breath and recharge their energy.