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We Will Survive!

The President of the Government of Madeira, Miguel Albuquerque, is convinced that the region will overcome its greatest challenge to date; the devastating effect Covid-19 has had on tourism.  While talking at an awards ceremony, the President said, “we live in strange, atypical times, which have had devastating effects on the tourism industry. I am deeply convinced that this is going to be another great challenge that we will overcome in Madeira, with the help of everyone and concerted efforts in maintaining companies, jobs and safeguarding our region as a safe destination.”

Miguel Albuquerque stressed his feelings today, World Tourism Day (27th), during the presentation of 24 ‘Tourism Medals’ to institutions and people who he believes “are an example to everyone for their sense of responsibility, work, decency, civility and merit.  And who, make an essential contribution to the island’s reputation as a safe destination to visit.”

Created in 1979 by the Regional Government of Madeira, then headed by the social democrat Alberto João Jardim.  The tourism medals were and are used to symbolise public recognition for the professionalism, dedication and dedication of the recipients and it is at times like this, that appreciation for dedication and service to the country should be awarded.

This year two gold medals (for exceptional services rendered), eight silver (for important services rendered) and 14 bronze (for significant services rendered) awards were presented.

Among those who received awards were Quinta Pedagógica dos Prazeres, the Banda Distrital do Funchal, as well as several professionals related to the hotel sector, catering, animation, guide interpreter, toboggan driver, a director, a photographer, taxi driver, forest guard and tour driver.

Samantha Gannon

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