According to the program of activities associated with the celebration of World Tourism Day, the XIII Regional Government signed the Azores Sustainability Charter on Thursday, 30th of september 2021, in the city of Horta.

The President of the Regional Government of the Azores, José Manuel Bolieiro, the Vice President, Artur Lima, and the other members of the Executive signed the document as a way of publicly reinforce the commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, declared by the United Nations, and with the sustainability of the azores tourist destination.

The Azores Sustainability Charter is an initiative of the Regional Secretariat for Transport, Tourism and Energy and have already 155 subscribing entities, with more than 600 commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved.

This initiative takes place in the same week that the Region receives the EarthCheck auditor, an entity certified by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), as part of the process of renewing the Silver level certification as a Sustainable Tourist Destination.

The Azores thus prove to be a leading destination in sustainability and a reference in the adoption of measures that promote sustainable development in all areas of activity, in order to ensure a better quality of life for those who reside in the Region and a differentiating experience for those who visit us.

Source: Jornal Açores 9