The announcement of this list took place yesterday at the same time as the presentation of the ABTA Trends report in London, an event in which the Madeira Promotion Association was present.
The definition of this list is made independently by ABTA experts and is based on a number of factors such as major events and celebrations, destinations that are resurfacing with novelty and / or places that are fashionable. The 12 destinations highlighted span five continents – Africa, America, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
Madeira is presented by ABTA on this list as an “island known for hosting demanding visitors for years, attracted by its mild climate, rugged and lush landscape.” He said that the island has been gaining more and more reputation for adventure holidays and activities such as mountain biking, canyoning and climbing in its dramatic landscapes. It concludes with a reference to the levadas, stating that Madeira is “crossed by mountain trails, which offer fantastic trekking opportunities, with passageways through long tunnels and deep ravines.”