World Travel Awards Europe 2014: Portugal awarded with several prizes

Portugal won 16 European awards and two for the Mediterranean area at the World Travel Awards - Europe, known as the "Oscars of tourism". Turismo de Portugal has received the award for Best Official Tourism Organisation in Europe. Portugal, which had already won in this category in 2008, competed with Athens (Athens Convention Bureau), Austria (Austrian National Tourist Office), France (French Tourist Board), Germany (German National Tourist Board), Greece (GNTO - Greek National Tourism Organisation), Spain (Instituto de Turismo de España - TURESPAÑA), Italy (Italian State Tourism Board), Turkey (The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism), UK (VisitEngland) and Yorkshire (Welcome to Yorkshire). 

According to the President of Turismo de Portugal, João Cotrim de Figueiredo, "this award makes us all proud because it recognizes the work of the Institute, and it must be entirely dedicated to all its employees. Having won this award in competition with reputed counterparts further enhances this distinction and presents us with an additional responsibility: to continue to make Portugal a tourist destination of excellence". 

TAP Portugal had a double win and was considered the best airline to fly from Europe to Africa and South America but there were several other prizes. Here is the list: 

Europe's Leading Airline to Africa TAP Portugal
Europe's Leading Airline to South America TAP Portugal
Europe's Leading All Inclusive Resort Pestana Porto Santo Beach Resort & Spa, Portugal
Europe's Leading Boutique Hotel Vila Joya, Portugal
Europe's Leading Boutique Resort Choupana Hills Resort & Spa, Portugal
Europe's Leading Cruise Destination Lisbon, Portugal
Europe's Leading Cruise Port Porto de Lisboa, Portugal
Europe's Leading Design Hotel The Vine Hotel, Portugal
Europe's Leading Hotel Residences Pine Cliffs Residence, Albufeira, Portugal
Europe's Leading Island Destination Madeira Islands
Europe's Leading Landmark Hotel Bairro Alto Hotel, Portugal
Europe's Leading Luxury Resort Conrad Algarve, Portugal
Europe's Leading River Cruise Company DouroAzul
Europe's Leading Tourist Board Turismo de Portugal
Europe's Leading Villa Resort Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel, Portugal
Europe's Most Romantic Resort Vila Vita Parc, Portugal

Mediterranean's Leading Boutique Hotel Quinta da Casa Branca, Portugal
Mediterranean's Leading Spa Resort Penha Longa Hotel & Golf Resort, Portugal

Portugal's Leading Boutique Hotel Terra Nostra Garden Hotel
Portugal's Leading Business Hotel Corinthia Hotel Lisbon
Portugal's Leading Conference Hotel Pousada de Cascais Cidadela Historic Hotel & Art District
Portugal's Leading Family Resort Sheraton Algarve at Pine Cliffs Resort
Portugal's Leading Hotel Bairro Alto Hotel
Portugal's Leading Hotel Residences EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
Portugal's Leading Hotel Suite Presidential Suite @ Myriad by SANA Hotels
Portugal's Leading Resort Hotel Quinta do Lago
Portugal's Leading Serviced Apartments Altis Suites
Portugal's Leading Spa Resort Blue&Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort

The award cerimony was held in Athens. Know all the winners at:

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