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Madeira was tonight distinguished for the fourth time as Europe’s ‘best island destination’ at the tourism “Oscars” gala held in St Petersburg, Russia

Portugal for the first time, also won the award for best European destination.

In this 24th edition of the World Travel Awards, an initiative created in 1993 to recognize the best examples of good practices in the tourism sector, the Region has achieved the best on the Azores, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Cyprus, Crete, Guernsey, Jersey, Malta , Sardinia and Sicily.

Last year, Madeira was voted the ‘best island destination’ for the 3rd time, a category that had already been won in 2013 and 2014. It also saw three award-winning hotels on the European side and two on the national side.

In the race for yet another important distinction this year, the best destination in the world has again other reasons for pride. There were appointments in several categories for ten island hotels and some were distinguished, cases of Pestana CR7 and Pestana Porto Santo.

Taken from DN