Breaking Travel News interview: Luís Capdeville Botelho, Managing Director, Azores Promotion Board | To concentrate


The Azores were honored with the title of Europe’s leading adventure tourism destination to World travel price.

Here, Breaking Travel News speaks with Luís Capdeville Botelho, Director General of the Promotion Council of the Azores, to find out what it feels like to have been recognized by voters around the world.

Breaking Travel News: After winning a top title at the World Travel Awards, how does it feel to have won?

Luís Capdeville Botelho: Very happy and obviously gratifying, because in addition to being part of a set of strong destinations, the choice came from the public and thousands of tourism professionals from all over the world.

This means, on the other hand, that the Azores are increasingly recognized in a more recent field, which has attracted the attention and interest of thousands of people eager for new experiences.

BTN: How will the trophy help you promote the Azores as we approach 2022?

LCB: This distinction will allow us to continue promoting the Azores as an adventure destination, with the argument of a prize as prestigious as this one.

It will be, in addition to a source of pride for all Azoreans, an important communication tool for the destination.

BTN: What caught the voters’ attention? What do you think separates the Azores from their European competitors?

LCB: All activities and experiences take place in idyllic scenarios, built by mother nature, with the possibility for those who visit us to have more than one possibility to practice and to venture into new areas.

All these possibilities, the characteristics of a sustainable destination, safe and with quality accommodation, excellent gastronomy, are essential factors so that voters did not hesitate to vote for the Azores.

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