Portugal has once again been voted Europe’s leading destination, now four years in a row, at the European Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards for 2020.
From north to south, Portugal won 27 European awards: Porto was named Europe’s Leading City Break Destination, Lisbon was named Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination and Algarve was named Europe’s Leading Beach Destination.
“It is with particular pride that we received this award, in this atypical year”, affirmed the Secretary of State for Tourism, Rita Marques. “It is yet another proof of international confidence in our destination and an acknowledgment that Portugal’s attributes remain intact and ready to be discovered by all those who wish to visit us, always respecting the rules defined by the authorities. Health, protection and trust are unquestionable synonyms of the national tourist offer”, she added.
For the world edition of these awards the voting has already ended and the results will be known on November 27th.
In all, Portugal received 27 awards:
- Europe's Leading Airline to Africa 2020 - TAP Air Portugal
- Europe's Leading Airline to South America 2020 - TAP Air Portugal
- Europe's Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2020 - Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive Beach & Spa Resort
- Europe's Leading Beach Destination 2020 - Algarve
- Europe's Leading Boutique Hotel 2020 - Sublime Comporta
- Europe's Leading City Break Destination 2020 - Porto
- Europe's Leading City Tourist Board 2020 - Turismo de Lisboa
- Europe's Leading Cruise Destination 2020 - Lisbon
- Europe's Leading Cruise Port 2020 - Lisbon Cruise Port
- Europe's Leading Design Hotel 2020 - 1908 Lisboa Hotel
- Europe's Leading Destination 2020 - Portugal
- Europe's Leading Inflight Magazine 2020 - Up Magazine (TAP Air Portugal)
- Europe's Leading Island Destination 2020 - Madeira Islands
- Europe's Leading Island Resort 2020 - Vila Baleira Resort
- Europe's Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2020 - Pestana CR7 Lisboa, Lifestyle Hotel
- Europe's Leading Lifestyle Resort 2020 - Conrad Algarve
- Europe's Leading Luxury Boutique Hotel 2020 - Valverde Hotel
- Europe's Leading Luxury Hotel 2020 - Belmond Reid's Palace
- Europe's Leading Luxury Resort & Villas 2020 - Dunas Douradas Beach Club SA
- Europe's Leading Tourism Development Project 2020 - Dark Sky Alqueva, Portugal and Spain
- Europe's Leading Wine Region Hotel 2020 - L'AND Vineyards
- Europe's Most Romantic Resort 2020 - Monte Santo Resort
- Europe's Responsible Tourism Award 2020 - Dark Sky Alqueva, Portugal and Spain
- Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel Operator - Amazing Evolution Management
More information: https://www.visitportugal.com