Portugal again elected Best European Destination

Portugal again elected Best European Destination

The so-called «Oscars of tourism», the World Travel Awards 2020 – European Edition were attributed by professionals from the sector during a virtual ceremony this year. Rita Marques, secretary of State for Tourism, stated that «it is with particular pride that we receive this award, during this atypical year. It is one more evidence of the international confidence on our destination and recognition 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 confidence are the attributes of the national tourism offer», quoted Negócios.

Porto won the award for Best European City Break. Lisbon was elected best European Cruise Destination and the Algarve won Best European Beach Destination.

Find below the complete list of the European awards won by Portugal:

Europe's Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2020 - Azores Islands

Europe's Leading Design Hotel 2020 - 1908 Lisboa Hotel 

Europe's Leading Luxury Hotel 2020 - Belmond Reid's Palace

Europe's Leading Lifestyle Resort 2020 - Conrad Algarve

Europe's Leading Tourism Development Project 2020 - Dark Sky Alqueva

Europe's Responsible Tourism Award 2020 - Dark Sky Alqueva

Europe's Leading Luxury Resort & Villas 2020 - Dunas Douradas Beach Club SA

Europe's Leading Wine Region Hotel 2020 - L'AND Vineyards

Europe's Leading Cruise Destination 2020 - Lisbon, Portugal

Europe's Leading Cruise Port 2020 - Lisbon Cruise Port

Europe's Most Romantic Resort 2020 - Monte Santo Resort

Europe's Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2020 - Passadiços do Paiva (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark), Portugal

Europe's Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2020 - Pestana CR7 Lisboa, Lifestyle Hotel

Europe's Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2020 - Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive Beach & Spa Resort

Europe's Leading City Break Destination 2020 - Porto, Portugal

Europe's Leading Boutique Hotel 2020 - Sublime Comporta

Europe's Leading Airline to Africa 2020 - TAP Air Portugal

Europe's Leading Airline to South America 2020 - TAP Air Portugal

Europe's Leading Inflight Magazine 2020 - Up Magazine (TAP Air Portugal)

Europe's Leading Destination 2020 - Portugal

Europe's Leading Beach Destination 2020 - The Algarve, Portugal

Europe's Leading Luxury Boutique Hotel 2020 - Valverde Hotel


The world edition of the awards has already concluded its voting period. The winners will be announced on the 27th of November.

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