Sustainable Tourism Destination
Azores, the first archipelago in the world to be certified
The Azores are a destination for nature and experiences, focused on the preservation of resources and the preservation of the archipelago's natural legacy.
This path, earned it the distinction of the first archipelago in the world to win the seal "Sustainable Tourism Destination", under the EarthCheck Sustainable Destination programme. This way, the Azores entered the short list of sustainable tourism destinations in the world.
This distinction was just the beginning of a path of continuous improvement, focusing on the present, but also on the future, with the main goal of raising these sustainability standards and in 2024 obtain a new certification, as a sustainable tourist destination according to Azores DMO, the entity responsible for the Sustainability Management of the Azores Tourist Destination.