Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Advantage Travel Partnership’s next overseas conference will be heading to the Portuguese Atlantic islands of Madeira in 2020, from 15-18 May.

It will take place at Funchal’s as yet unbuilt hotel, Savoy Palace Hotel, on Madeira Island. Due to open at the end of 2019, the Savoy Palace Hotel will be a five-star property. Delegates will be able to stay either here or in a number of hotels located nearby.


Advantage chief executive Julia Lo Bue-Said said: “Madeira is a new destination for us to explore and the support we’re receiving from the tourist board has been amazing. The climate allows us to consider outdoor activities as part of next year’s conference, especially when the Atlantic archipelago boasts a UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Laurel Forest of Madeira, and five nature reserves.


“Connected to the UK by regular direct flights, Madeira’s three to four-hour flight time makes it easily accessible for our members.”


Roberto Santa Clara, executive director of Madeira Promotion Bureau, added: “We are very honoured to be the 2020 host of Advantage’s conference. We hope to attract more visitors and strengthen the destination. The UK market is very important for Madeira and the conference being held in the island will be a huge asset to the tourism business.”


Savoy Palace Funchal