Portugal is again World’s Leading Destination

For the second consecutive year, Portugal won the title World’s Leading Destination during the 24th edition of the prestigious World Travel Awards, also known as the Oscars of the tourism industry, which took place on December 10th in Phu Quoc, Vietnam.

This year the remaining nominees were: Brazil, Greece, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, USA and Vietnam.

Beside the most acclaimed award, Portugal won another 16 in the category “World”:

1. World’s Leading City Break Destination 2018

2. World’s Leading City Destination 2018

3. World’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2018
Passadiços de Paiva

4. World’s Leading Airline to Africa 2018
Tap Air Portugal

5. World’s Leading Airline to South America 2018
Tap Air Portugal

6. World’s Leading City Hotel 2018
Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

7. World’s Leading Classic Hotel 2018
Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel

8. World’s Leading Conservation Company 2018
Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua

9. World’s Leading Design Hotel 2018
The Vine Hotel

10. World’s Leading Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant 2018
Vila Joya Hotel Restaurant

11. World’s Leading Inflight Magazine 2018
Up Magazine (TAP Air Portugal)

12. World’s Leading Luxury Leisure Resort 2018
Conrad Algarve

13. World’s Leading Tourist Board 2018
Turismo de Portugal

14. World’s Leading Tourism Authority Website 2018

15. World’s Leading Island Destination 2017

16. World’s Leading Boutique Hotel Operator 2018
Amazing Evolution Management

On the European level, Portugal received the following awards:

1. Europe’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2018
Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive Beach & Spa Resort

2. Europe’s Leading Beach Resort 2018
Hotel Quinta do Lago

3. Europe’s Leading Boutique Resort 2018
Vila Joya

4. Europe’s Leading Cruise Port 2018
Lisbon Cruise Port

5. Europe’s Leading Design Hotel 2018
1908 Lisboa Hotel

6. Europe’s Leading Family Resort 2018
Ria Park Hotel

7. Europe’s Leading Island Resort 2018
Belmond Reid’s Palace

8. Europe’s Leading Lifestyle Resort 2018
Conrad Algarve

9. Europe’s Leading Luxury Hotel & Villas 2018
Vila Vita Parc

10. Europe’s Leading Meetings & Conference Hotel 2018
Ria Park Hotel

11. Europe’s Leading Resort Villas 2018
Dunas Douradas Beach Club

12. Europe’s Most Romantic Resort 2018
Monte Santo Resort

This means there are now 29 new reasons to holiday or invest in Portugal. What a great way to end this amazing year 2018.


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