No.1 Sustainable Tourism Destination by Leading Study

The results are in, and for the first time the archipelago of the Azores has been named the No.1 sustainable tourism destination in the world by a new leading study, beating 1,000 other coastal and island destinations to the top spot.

The new research comes from Quality Coast, the largest international certification programme for sustainable tourism destinations, which scored the Azores consistently high in all of its criteria including factors such as nature, environment, socio-economic factors and identity/community. The accolade follows the islands’ recent rise to the forefront of the sustainable tourism arena, having been recognized by Quality Coast and National Geographic Traveler Magazine in more recent years as one of the most sustainable holiday destinations in the world.

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