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Portugal voted Europe's best tourist destination for the fourth consecutive year in 2020 World Travel Awards

3 November, 2020 General

Portugal has once again received a flurry of nominations for this year’s World Travel Awards after scooping the title of World’s Best Destination last year 2019. This year of 2020 Portugal had more than 130 nominations for the 2020 World Travel Awards in the Europe category. In total, Portugal received 21 awards in the tourism sector, in the various categories.

The Secretary of State of Tourism, Rita Marques said "It is with particular pride that we receive this award, in this atypical year", "It is further proof of international confidence in our destiny and a recognition that the attributes of Portugal 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"

For the world edition of these awards the vote has already ended and the results will be known on November 27, 2020

The World Travel Awards began to be awarded in 1993, recognizing the work developed in the area of the tourism industry globally, in order to stimulate the competitiveness and quality of tourism. The selection of nominees is carried out worldwide by thousands of professionals in the sector, who choose their favorites every year.

This is the complete list of awards awarded to Portugal at the World Travel Awards 2020 – Europa edition
Best Destination in Europe: Portugal
Best Tourism Management Entity: Tourism of Portugal
Best Adventure Tourist Destination in Azores
Best Island Destination: Madeira
Best Destination 'City Break': Porto
Best Beach Destination in Algarve
Best Cruise Destination in Lisbon
Best Adventure Tourist Attraction: Paiva Walkways
Best Airline to Africa: TAP
Best Airline to South America: TAP
Best All Inclusive Resort: Pestana Porto Santo Beach & Spa
Best Lifestyle Resort: Conrad Algarve
Best Resort in Islands: Vila Baleira Resort (Porto Santo)
Best Luxury Resort & Villas: Dunas Douradas Beach Club SA
Best Boutique Hotel: Sublime Comporta
Best Design Hotel: 1908 Lisboa Hotel
Best On-Board Magazine: Up Magazine (TAP)
Most Romantic Resort: Monte Santo Resort
Best Luxury Hotel: Belmond Reid's Palace, Madeira
Best Lifestyle Hotel: Pestana CR7 Lisbon
Best Wine Region Hotel: L'AND Vineyards
Best Luxury Boutique Hotel: Valverde Hotel
Best Tourist Development Project: Dark Sky Alqueva
Responsible Tourism Award: Dark Sky Alqueva


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