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The Regional Government wants to erase the word “discrimination” from Madeira. The words are from the Executive Vice President in signing protocols with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association and the Opus Gay Associations and Rede ex Aqueo

In the ceremony that happened this morning in the noble hall of the Government, Pedro Calado stressed the importance of promoting a society without prejudices and added that the protocols signed will allow Madeira to go further in its promotion and show its hospitable quality.

“Not only because of its know-how accumulated during the 600 years of history, closely linked to the tourist activity, but also by the inputs it has received and continues to receive from this privileged connection to the new worlds and different cultures.” said Pedro Calado.

“Today, thankfully, thanks to the promotion work that the Regional Government has been taking on, together with the Madeira Promotion Association, as well as the businessmen of the sector, the results of Tourism have been a positive myth, attracting new investments in this area and, above all, creating jobs, which is one of the priorities defined by this Madeiran executive, “added the Executive Vice-President.

For this reason, the Vice-President of the Regional Government says that “tourism is a driving force for much of the economic activity of Madeira and Porto Santo, it leads us to be awake to the other markets and competing destinations and leads us, also, always looking for new opportunities and strategies for the future. ”

“As an example of this, it would suffice to recall some of those segments in which we bet, and which are already bearing fruit today, for example” health tourism “, probably the first segment that Madeira had, if we have on account of the fact that a number of international individuals have come here, looking for a cure for tuberculosis, such as Carlos I, Emperor of Austria, “he concludes.

Taken From JM