Bensaude Hotels Collection saves water for more than 294,000 showers

Bensaude Hotels Collection has revealed that it has managed to save water enough for more than 294,000 showers, as well as gas enough to cook 6,046 meals and diesel enough to travel around Portugal from north to south 19 times through conservation initiatives. These savings reflect the company’s ongoing efforts to adopt sustainable practices to …

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The Government of the Azores highlights the importance of sustainable tourism practices

The Regional Secretary for Transport, Tourism and Energy of the Azores, Mário Mota Borges, defended in Lyon (France) that it is determinant to follow sustainable practices, for the benefit of locals and tourists who visit the Azores. Mário Mota Borges, guest speaker representing the Azores, in the ISTO Forum Europe – an event that takes …

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Sustainability Charter represents a treaty of inspiration and guidance standards for the Azores

The President of the Regional Government of the Azores, José Manuel Bolieiro, defended on the evening of Thursday, 30th of September 2021, that the Azores Sustainability Charter, an initiative of the Regional Secretariat for Transport, Tourism and Energy, represents a “true treaty of norms of inspiration and guidance ”for the Region. “In terms of environmental …

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Azores Regional Government claims leadership in commitment to Sustainability

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 …

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Coordinator of the Azores DMO takes stock of the first two years of the certification

Carolina Mendonça, Coordinator of the Tourism Destination Sustainability Structure – Azores DMO takes stock of the first two years of the certification of the Azores as a sustainable tourist destination and states that the Region is working to achieve Level II of the Silver Certification, reaching the Gold Certification in 2024. AO. Two years after …

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Azores aim to achieve gold as a Sustainable Tourist Destination

The Azores want to raise sustainability standards and achieve, in 2024, the certification of gold as a sustainable tourist destination, said the Regional Secretary for Transport, Tourism and Energy, Mário Mota Borges. In 2019, the Azores were the first region in the country certified as a sustainable tourist destination, a distinction awarded with the “silver” …

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Azores distinguished in international environmental quality award for sustainable tourism

The Azores were elected in 2021 as a Platinum “Coast of Quality” Destination, an international award that distinguishes coastal environmental quality for sustainable tourism. In the criteria defined by the Green Destinations, the Azores achieved a level of compliance of 97.8% of the sustainability indicators: Destination Management; Nature and Landscape; Environment and Climate; Culture and …

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Azores awards environmental excellence in tourist accommodation

The Regional Secretary for Environment and Climate Change took advantage of the World Environment Day to present the Miosotis Azores awards. This is an award to recognize environmental excellence in tourist accomodation. Alonso Miguel highlighted the importance of this award and the effort made to ensure good practices from the point of view of environmental …