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Portugal wins Best European Destination once again

The country won several awards, marking another year of success in the industry.

Portugal brought home, for the second year in a row, the prize for Best European Destination, awarded at the World Travel Awards. The ceremony took place in Athens, Greece, on the 30th of June. This year, the competition was from Austria, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

The Western European country received multiple awards. Madeira won for Leading Island Destination and Lisbon was distinguished as Leading City Destination. Turismo de Portugal was again recognised as the Leading Tourist Board.

Ana Mendes Godinho, the Portuguese tourism secretary of state, present at the event, said that “to receive the ‘Oscar’ for Best European Destination, for the second year in a row, is something that fills us with pride and proves that Portugal is still at the top of international tourist preferences. These results are proof that our strategy is clearly paying off and that the world looks at Portugal as an example, as well as motivate us to continue the work on improving the offer and the destinations, expanding the presence of tourism to the whole territory and, throughout the year, making the activity ever more sustainable”. 

Check out the list of Portuguese winners.

Europe's Leading Adventure Tourist – Attraction Passadiços do Paiva (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark), Portugal

Europe's Leading Airline to Africa - TAP Air Portugal

Europe's Leading Airline to South America - TAP Air Portugal

Europe's Leading All-Inclusive Resort - Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive Beach & Spa Resort, Portugal

Europe's Leading Beach Resort - Hotel Quinta do Lago, Portugal

Europe's Leading Boutique Resort - Vila Joya, Portugal

Europe's Leading City Destination - Lisbon, Portugal

Europe's Leading Cruise Port - Lisbon Cruise Port, Portugal

Europe's Leading Design Hotel - 1908 Lisboa Hotel, Portugal

Europe's Leading Destination - Portugal

Europe's Leading Family Resort - Ria Park Hotel, Portugal

Europe's Leading Inflight Magazine - Up Magazine (TAP Air Portugal)

Europe's Leading Island Destination - Madeira Islands

Europe's Leading Island Resort - Belmond Reid's Palace, Portugal

Europe's Leading Lifestyle Resort - Conrad Algarve, Portugal

Europe's Leading Luxury Hotel & Villas - Vila Vita Parc, Portugal

Europe's Leading Meetings & Conference - Hotel Ria Park Hotel, Portugal

Europe's Leading Resort Villas - Dunas Douradas Beach Club, Portugal

Europe's Leading Tourism Development Project - Passadiços do Paiva (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark)

Europe's Leading Tourist Board - Turismo de Portugal

Europe's Most Romantic Resort - Monte Santo Resort, Portugal

Portugal's Leading Boutique Hotel - Quinta da Bela Vista Madeira Hotel

Portugal's Leading Business Hotel - Pestana Palace Lisboa

Portugal's Leading Car Rental Company - Europcar

Portugal's Leading Conference - Hotel Ria Park Hotel

Portugal's Leading Design Hotel - 1908 Lisboa Hotel

Portugal's Leading Destination Management Company - Abreu DMC Portugal

Portugal's Leading Family Resort - Hotel Quinta do Lago

Portugal's Leading Green Hotel - Galo Resort Madeira

Portugal's Leading Hotel - Belmond Reid's Palace

Portugal's Leading Hotel Residences - Monte Santo Resort

Portugal's Leading Hotel Suite - Presidential Suite @ Belmond Reid's Palace

Portugal's Leading Lifestyle Hotel - 1908 Lisboa Hotel

Portugal's Leading Resort - Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa

Portugal's Leading Serviced Apartments - Altis Suites

Portugal's Leading Villa Resort - Sublime Comporta

Tags: Portugal, World Travel Awards

02-07-2018