Published on : Wednesday, July 8, 2020
The golfers looking for a safe destination with excellent courses and beautiful weather this summer are in luck as the award-winning islands of Madeira and Porto Santo are now fully operational and welcoming international travel.
The islands – which were last year hailed as the ‘world’s best emerging golf destination’ at the World Golf Awards, and as Europe’s ‘leading island destination’ for the fourth successive year, as well as the world’s ‘leading island destination’ for a staggering fifth year running in the 2019 World Travel Awards – are delighted to be able to welcome back tourists and have taken every step to ensure the safety of every resident and visitor.
Discover Madeira, the consumer-facing brand of the Madeira Promotion Bureau, has been working with the local and Portuguese authorities to put plans in place for holidaymakers to return, with the wellbeing of all being paramount under the current circumstances.
Determined to be renowned as a ‘safe destination’, the Madeira islands have been working with SGS, the world leader in certification, to ensure good practices for the prevention and control of COVID-19 and other possible infections. The certification process is available to all companies in the tourism industry and is easily identified by the logo appearing under the umbrella of “Madeira Safe to Discover”.
Hotels, restaurants, bars, golf clubs and other tourist activities across the islands are also adopting the “Clean and Safe” stamp, created by VisitPortugal, which distinguishes tourist activities which are compliant with certain hygiene and cleaning requirements.