The award "International Marina of Distinction: 2015-2017" is awarded for having received the award for Best International Marina for the last three consecutive years in the category of "International Marinas" Voting is carried out exclusively by vessel owners who have visited the Marinas classified with 5 Anchors in 2016. The Marina of Vilamoura has maintained over the years the "5 anchors", maximum score attributed by TYHA, The Yacht Harbor Association, With the support of the British Marine Federation.
Isolete Correia, Director of the Vilamoura Marina, on receiving the award at the London Boat Show on behalf of Vilamoura World, the master developer of the Algarve resort, said: "It is with great pride that we have received this important prize for the Algarve and for Portugal. This is the recognition of the work that we have been developing over the more than 40 years of existence of the Marina, which is the pioneer, the largest and the oldest in Portugal. This prestigious award, given to the excellence of the service provided to our customers in 3 consecutive years, gives us even more strength to continue the commitment of continuous improvement of our services and infrastructures, in order to receive ever better national and international visitors ".
Vilamoura is a destination of international choice and the Marina is its point of attraction par excellence. In this sense, and taking into account the excellent results for the summer of 2016, Vilamoura World has a specific investment program in place for the Marina of around 500 thousand euros, thus renewing its commitment to tourism.
In order to provide it with even better conditions to receive the more than three million visitors registered in 2016, new facilities are being created to improve the experience of both the Marina users and their visitors, and new solutions are being developed To facilitate your access. In short, we intend to continue to modernize the Marina, preparing it for the summer of 2017, so that it continues to be recognized as the Best International Marina with 5 Golden Anchors. Certified by ISO 14001 and 9001, respectively for the Environment and for Quality, the Vilamoura Marina also holds the Blue Flag award.
The Marina of Vilamoura has been able to successfully respond to the demands of a constantly evolving market, affirming itself not only as a nautical destination but also as an important pole of tourist attraction at regional and national level.
Vilamoura World thus pursues its strategy of revitalizing Vilamoura through the implementation and development of its 400-hectare Masterplan. In this way, the master developer reaffirms its strong commitment to the development of the resort and, consequently, to the development of tourism and investment in the Algarve region.
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