10 JUNE 2019
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Last Saturday night (8 June) at the magnificent Belmond Reid’s Palace the World Travel Awards (WTA) took place. Leading travel industry figureheads from across the continent attended thhe event held at the world famous hotel overlooking the Madeira capital Funchal .
Known as ‘the islands of eternal spring’, Madeira enjoys a sub-tropical climate and rich volcanic soil, which together create a unique eco-system bursting with colourful vegetation, waterfalls and lagoons. The archipelago was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 with five areas declared nature reserves. (see BTN 27 May ON TOUR)
Graham Cooke, founder, WTA, says: “It is an honour to bring WTA to Madeira for the first time in our 26-year history and I am excited to be welcoming the most senior decision-makers from across Europe to this delightful island. Madeira embodies experiential travel at its finest – a sparkling crystal in the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean, offering incredible scenery, delicious cuisine and an array of amazing adventures to suit all tastes.”
The ceremony also marks the opening of the Madeira Atlantic Festival, a series of events to herald Madeira’s summer season.
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