The gala that took place on Madeira Island, of the European World Travel Awards, consecrated Portugal.
On Madeira Island, Turismo de Portugal was elected Europe’s Leading Tourist Board in 2019. This distinction is attributed by industry professionals who vote for the World Travel Awards for the sixth consecutive year.
According to the communiqué, the president of Turismo de Portugal, Luís Araújo, said: “The international awards we have been winning over the past few years prove that the 2027 Tourism Strategy, the strategic benchmark for the sector, is succeeding in positioning Portugal as a destination which can (and should) be visited throughout the year and which offers different tourist experiences throughout Portugal.
For the third time consecutive, Portugal was the great winner of the gala, winning the prize of Best European Destination. But Lisbon was once again recognized as Europe’s Best City Break Destination and still the Best European Cruise Port.
Already the Algarve was distinguished as Best European Beach Destination and, the island of Madeira, as Best Island Destination.
Portugal in total received 39 prizes – three more than in the 2018 edition.
The World Travel Awards exist since 1993, to distinguish the work developed in the tourist industry, and it intends to stimulate the competitiveness and the quality of the tourism. Winners are chosen by industry professionals.
List of prizes awarded to Portugal:
Beach destination: Algarve
Island destination: Madeira
City break destinations: LIsboa
Cruise port: Lisbon
Responsible Tourism Award: Dark Sky Alqueva
Tourist attraction: Passadiços do Paiva
Tourist development project: Passadiços do Paiva
Airlines to Africa: TAP
Airlines to South America: TAP
Magazine on board: Official Tourism Organization: Turismo de Portugal
Best all-inclusive resort: Pestana Porto Santo
Beach Resort: Hotel Quinta do Lago
Design hotel: 1908 Lisbon
Boutique Hotel: Quinta da Bela Vista}
Business Hotel: EPIC SANA Lisboa
Island Resort: Belmond Reid’s Palace
Lifestyle resort: Douro Royal Valley Hotel
Hotel and villas Luxury: Vila Vita Parc
Lifestyle luxury resort: Conrad Algarve
Business and conference hotel: EPIC Sana Lisboa
Villas Resort: Dunas Douradas Beach Club
Monte Santo Resort: Traveler Reviews