Azores Destination Management Organization (Azores DMO)

The Regional Secretary for Energy, Environment and Tourism is the result of thoughtful consideration on the part of the Regional Government about the future that is intended for the Azores. Recognizing the natural affinity of these three sectors is a clear step towards the adoption of a prosperity strategy firmly rooted in the principles of sustainable development. “In the Region, we have been guided by a model of sustainable development designed to foster economic growth, seizing the potential of natural, heritage and cultural resources with a view to balanced development and preservation and to the recovery and reuse of these resources”  – Regional Director for Tourism, Cíntia de Lacerda Ferreira dos Santos Martins

Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA)

The Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) is a public organization based on the government’s tourism development policy of increasing revenue and distributing income to local communities by managing and developing areas for integrated tourism. Established in 2003, DASTA has performed as a central agency in setting policies and strategic plans while supporting and collaborating with local communities and attractions in developing potential areas to manage tourism quality and bring together human resources, budgets, and equipments to manage tourism. It uses an integrated approach to solve problems quickly as well as encourages local communities to apply new management knowledge in order to achieve their goals.

TUI Group

TUI Group is the world’s number one integrated tourism business. The broad portfolio gathered under the Group umbrella consists of strong tour operators, 1,600 travel agencies and leading online portals, six airlines more than 150 aircraft, over 380 hotels with 210,000 beds, 16 cruise liners, and countless incoming agencies in all major holiday destinations around the globe. This integrated offering enables TUI Group to provide its 30 million customers with an unmatched holiday experience in 180 regions. A key feature of TUI Group’s corporate culture is its global responsibility for economic, environmental and social sustainability. This is reflected in more than 20 years of commitment to sustainable tourism. TUI Group encourages their hotels to become certified to GSTC-Recognized Standards, with a mandatory clause in contracts with their accommodation suppliers requiring them to work towards certification to GSTC-Recognized Standards. In 2017, the total percentage of TUI Hotels & Resorts with sustainability certifications increased to 80%. In 2018 financial year, the TUI Group with a headcount of 70,000 recorded turnover of €19.5 bn and an operating result of €971 m. The TUI Group’s share is listed on the London Stock Exchange in the FTSE index and in the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

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