Madeira, Portugal Offers Free Companion Flight for Travel Advisors

WHY IT RATES: In addition to a free companion pass, the destination also has a booking incentive where agents can earn a free trip to the Madeira Islands. —Codie Liermann, Senior Editor

Inovtravel and Madeira Promotion Bureau are excited to share an opportunity for travel advisors to experience the beauty of Madeira first hand with a buy-one-get-one sale on non-stop flights from New York (JFK to the Madeira Islands (FNC). Valid on the once-weekly non-stop service on SATA Azores from now through March 21, 2022, all travel advisors will receive a 10 percent discount on the published price for their first round-trip ticket and second ticket free. In order to qualify, advisors must provide a valid IATA and book via tour operator Inovtravel.

In addition to this promotion, any advisor who books ten passengers at any property in the Savoy Signature or Pestana Hotel groups will receive a free trip to Madeira for two. This trip is inclusive of round trip flights from New York (JFK) to Madeira (FNC) and accommodations for six nights. Travel advisors must book these 10 passengers by Dec. 17 in order to qualify for the free trip. For more information on these promotions, visit

The direct flights associated with these deals launched on November 29 through a partnership between Inovtravel and SATA Azores Airlines. The new route will mark the first-ever non-stop flight from a U.S. gateway to Funchal, Madeira’s capital city. These flights will operate weekly through March 2022.

“For over five years, Inovtravel has been planning itineraries for guests to experience the beauty of Madeira,” said Luis Nunes, Co-founder and CEO of Inovtravel. “Initial ticket sales are setting an excellent pace, and we are confident in the high demand for US outbound travel coupled with the uniqueness this destination has to offer. We look forward to welcoming our Travel Advisor guests onboard these flights to experience Madeira for themselves.”

For travel agents looking to take advantage of these deals, bookings can be conducted by contacting [email protected] or directly in the GDS.

The Madeira Islands are open to U.S. tourists. To ensure the safety of locals and visitors, all passengers traveling to Madeira must complete a Madeira Safe online form within 48 hours prior to departure. Travelers who are not fully vaccinated can travel to Madeira with a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival, or by conducting a free COVID-19 test upon arrival. For more information on Madeira’s entry requirements go to

SOURCE: Madeira press release.