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-- Portugal Wins Total of 27 World Travel Awards 2020 --

New York, NY, November 2, 2020 -- Portugal has once again been voted Europe’s leading destination, now four years in a row, by the World Travel Awards.   In all, Portugal won 27 European awards, including Madeira named Europe’s Leading Island Destination (fifth time in a row), Algarve named Europe’s Leading beach Destination (third consecutive year), and the Azores named Europe’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination.  

Also, Lisbon was named Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination, Porto was named Europe’s Leading City Break Destination and Turismo de Lisboa was awared Europe’s Leading City Tourism Board.

In all, Portugal received 27 awards:

Europe’s Leading Destination – Portugal

Europe’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination – Azores Islands

Europe’s Leading Beach Destination - Algarve

Europe’s Leading City Break Destination – Porto

Europe’s Leading Island Destination – Madeira Islands

Europe’s Leading City Tourist Board – Turismo de Lisboa

Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination – Lisbon

Europe’s Leading Cruise Port – Lisbon

Europe’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction – Passadiços do Paiva

Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award – Dark Sky Alqueva

Europe’s Leading Tourism Development Project – Dark Sky Alqueva

Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa – TAP Air Portugal

Europe’s Leading Airline to South America – TAP Air Portugal

Europe’s Leading Inflight Magazine – UP Magazine / TAP Air Portugal

Europe’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort – Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive Beach and Spa Resort

Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel – Sublime Comporta, Portugal

Europe’s Leading Design Hotel – 1908 Lisboa Hotel, Portugal

Europe’s Leading Island Resort – Vila Baleira Resort

Europe’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel – Pestana CR7 Lisboa, Portugal

Europe’s Leading Lifestyle Resort – Conrad Algarve, Portugal

Europe’s Leading Luxury Boutique Hotel – Valverde Hotel, Portugal

Europe’s Leading Luxury Hotel – Belmond Reid’s Palace, Portugal

Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Villas – Dunas Douradas Beach Club, Portugal

Europe’s Leading Wine Region Hotel – L’AND Vineyards, Portugal

Europe’s Most Romantic Resort – Monte Santo Resort, Portugal

Europe’s Leading Hotel Management Company – Amazing Evolution Management

Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel Operator – Amazing Evolution Management



Portugal remains the Best Destination in the World!

Portugal is prepared and open to receive tourists.

Thanks to the control ensured and the preparation measures that have been taken in all areas in general, and in tourism in particular, it is possible to enjoy the cultural, natural and intangible heritage, stay in hotels and other accommodations or go to restaurants. There are no limitations to the movement of residents or tourists and all transport is in full operation. There are no closures nor quarantines. The tourism and cultural facilities are open and in full operation, ensuring that those who wish to visit Portugal enjoy full security.

Portugal remains authentic, diverse, attractive, inclusive and safe. It maintains the purpose and the commitment to receive well, to respect differences and today, more than ever, to make sure that everyone can travel around the country, safe and with confidence.

For further details, published by Turismo de Portugal, click here.


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