The Regional Secretary of Tourism and Culture, Eduardo Jesus, participated in the opening of the workshop to launch the Certification Process of the Autonomous Region of Madeira as a Sustainable Tourism Destination, which took place at the Hotel Next, in Funchal.
This was the first session for the representatives of the various Working Groups (Internal Working Group and Green Teams) and the Advisory Board of the DMO (Destination Management Organization) that make up the project, which is the responsibility of the Regional Secretariat of Tourism and Culture, under the Regional Directorate of Tourism.
The workshop took place following the Regional Government’s approval, last January, of the creation of the sustainability management structure (DMO), whose mission is to plan, analyze, coordinate, develop, and enhance actions aimed, through qualification, at developing the Autonomous Region of Madeira as a tourist destination.
The project has the support and advice of IPDT – Tourism Consultancy, and EarthCheck – accredited entity by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) – that will certify the destination.
Madeira has set itself the goal of meeting the targets by the end of the year. At this time an audit will be conducted by external, independent auditors to review the data collected during the Benchmark and all documentation.
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Source: Regional Secretariat for Tourism and Culture
Photo: Nelson Gonçalves