Dark Sky® Alqueva and the Dark Sky® Association once again see their work recognized internationally

It is a great honor for the Dark Sky® Association to see its work recognized in favor of more sustainable destinations and its destination Dark Sky® Alqueva receive the European Nature Destination award. Recognizing that astrotourism is a product that captures the luxury market without changing its inclusive and sustainable basis, since 2015, we have dedicated part of our communication to a market that values the territory, this type of “luxury” that is have access to a protected night sky, and provide more benefits to the destination. And these awards help to recognize this commitment and to value this destination and Portugal in this important market segment.

The Annual World Luxury Awards gala ceremony was hosted by the Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa in Mauritius on 9th October 2021. The awards attracted almost 1000 participants, eagerly awaiting the results which were officially released shortly after the conclusion of the evening’s festivities.

The World Luxury Awards recognize establishments for world-class service excellence. Awards are presented on a country, regional, continent and global basis. Winners are selected by public vote online, providing true recognition that reflects the hard work and dedication exhibited by staff. “The most coveted awards are the global property of the year awards,” says Jana Stoman, Executive Manager of The World Luxury Awards, “many factors play a part in determining these top winners – brand, location and overall guest satisfaction as fed back via online reviews, amongst other criteria.”

“We congratulate this year’s winners. True luxury is not easily attained. It takes highly efficient and dedicated staff who are willing to go the extra mile and stop at nothing to ensure that every guest feels cared for and that no challenge goes unresolved. This is the definition of luxury. It is what makes the winners shine,” says The World Luxury Awards Marketing Director, Michael Hunter-Smith.