Algarve-based destination management company EC Travel has received the ‘Best Small and Medium-Sized Business’ award in the category of “services” by Portuguese magazine Exame and financial consultants Informa D&B and Deloitte.
“It’s a historic day for EC Travel,” the company’s CEO Eliseu Correia told Sulinformação website.
To be singled out among “hundreds of thousands of other companies” is a “dream come true”, he said.
The award ceremony was held last Friday (December 16) in Lisbon at the headquarters of state bank Caixa Geral de Depósitos.
Algarve tourism boss Desidério Silva congratulated the company for the “excellent work it has carried out year after year in the tourism sector, especially in the Algarve”.
“It leaves us proud to see a local company being awarded such a prestigious accolade”, he said. “EC Travel has shown it is capable of doing different and efficient things. The €28 million in revenue that it obtained in a year which has been fantastic for tourism is proof of that.”.
EC Travel now aims to live up to its accolade.
roving our services is key to ensuring the continuation of our good results.”
Destination management companies use local knowledge to provide and arrange a variety of services such as event planning and accommodation.