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July 10, 2018
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Portugal: Portugal Chosen as Europe's Leading Destination for the Second Time


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Portugal was voted Europe's leading destination for the second year in a row at the World Travel Awards.

The awards ceremony took place on 30th June in Athens, Greece. Also last year's winner, this year Portugal competed against countries such as Austria, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.

Portugal received many awards. Madeira was chosen as Europe's Leading Island Destination and Lisbon was voted Europe's Leading City Destination and Europe's Leading Cruise Port. Turismo de Portugal has once again been recognised as Europe's Leading Tourist Board.

In the opinion of Ana Mendes Godinho, Secretary of State for Tourism, "receiving the 'Oscar' for Best European Destination for the second consecutive year is something that fills us with pride and proves that Portugal remains at the top of international tourist preferences. These results show that our strategy is clearly bearing fruit and that the world looks at Portugal as an example, also motivating us to continue the work of qualifying our suppliers and destinations, extending tourism throughout the territory and all year round, making it increasingly sustainable."

Award list:

Europe's Leading Adventure Tourist - Attraction Passadiços do Paiva (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark), Portugal

Europe's Leading Airline to Africa - TAP Air Portugal

Europe's Leading Airline to South America - TAP Air Portugal

Europe's Leading All-Inclusive Resort - Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive Beach & Spa Resort, Portugal

Europe's Leading Beach Resort - Hotel Quinta do Lago, Portugal

Europe's Leading Boutique Resort - Vila Joya, Portugal

Europe's Leading City Destination - Lisbon, Portugal

Europe's Leading Cruise Port - Lisbon Cruise Port, Portugal

Europe's Leading Design Hotel - 1908 Lisboa Hotel, Portugal

Europe's Leading Destination - Portugal

Europe's Leading Family Resort - Ria Park Hotel, Portugal

Europe's Leading Inflight Magazine - Up Magazine (TAP Air Portugal)

Europe's Leading Island Destination - Madeira Islands

Europe's Leading Island Resort - Belmond Reid's Palace, Portugal

Europe's Leading Lifestyle Resort - Conrad Algarve, Portugal

Europe's Leading Luxury Hotel & Villas - Vila Vita Parc, Portugal

Europe's Leading Meetings & Conference - Hotel Ria Park Hotel, Portugal

Europe's Leading Resort Villas - Dunas Douradas Beach Club, Portugal

Europe's Leading Tourism Development Project - Passadiços do Paiva (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark)

Europe's Leading Tourist Board - Turismo de Portugal

Europe's Most Romantic Resort - Monte Santo Resort, Portugal

Portugal's Leading Boutique Hotel - Quinta da Bela Vista Madeira Hotel

Portugal's Leading Business Hotel - Pestana Palace Lisboa

Portugal's Leading Car Rental Company - Europcar

Portugal's Leading Conference - Hotel Ria Park Hotel

Portugal's Leading Design Hotel - 1908 Lisboa Hotel

Portugal's Leading Destination Management Company - Abreu DMC Portugal

Portugal's Leading Family Resort - Hotel Quinta do Lago

Portugal's Leading Green Hotel - Galo Resort Madeira

Portugal's Leading Hotel - Belmond Reid's Palace

Portugal's Leading Hotel Residences - Monte Santo Resort

Portugal's Leading Hotel Suite - Presidential Suite @ Belmond Reid's Palace

Portugal's Leading Lifestyle Hotel - 1908 Lisboa Hotel

Portugal's Leading Resort - Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa

Portugal's Leading Serviced Apartments - Altis Suites

Portugal's Leading Villa Resort - Sublime Comporta


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