Portugal wins Europe’s Leading Destination 2019


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Portugal awarded again Europe’s Leading Destination in the World Travel Awards, Europe’s 2019 Ceremony

The 26th edition of the European World Travel Awards for 2019 was held in Madeira, at Belmond Reid’s Palace, last 8th of June 2019, and Portugal won 27 European awards, plus 15 in the country category/Portugal, making a total of 42 awards.

Portugal was rated “Europe’s Leading Destination” and Lisbon “Europe’s Leading City Break Destination” for the third year in a row. Lisbon was also considered “Europe’s Leading Cruise Port” for the fourth time in a row. For the sixth time the Algarve was chosen as the “Leading Beach Destination”, an award it has already won in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, such as Madeira that was chosen as the “Europe’s Leading Island destination”, an award it has already won in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To these distinctions, we can add that of the Institute of Tourism of Portugal, deemed to be “Europe’s Leading Tourist Board”. It should be noted that in 2019 Portugal was represented with more than 140 nominations, in 70 different categories.

These were the 27 awards attributed to Portugal:
Europe’s Leading Tourist Board 2019: Turismo de Portugal
Europe’s Leading Destination 2019: Portugal
Europe’s Leading Beach Destination 2019: Algarve, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Island Destination 2019: Madeira Islands
Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2019: Lisbon, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Cruise Port 2019: Lisbon Cruise Port, Portugal
Europe’s Leading City Tourist Board 2019: Turismo de Lisboa
Europe’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2019: Passadiços do Paiva (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark), Portugal
Europe’s Leading Tourism Development Project 2019: Passadiços do Paiva (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark)
Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award 2019: Dark Sky Alqueva, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Airline to South America 2019: Tap Air Portugal
Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa 2019: TAP Air Portugal
Europe’s Leading Inflight Magazine 2019: Up Magazine (TAP Air Portugal)
Europe’s Leading River Cruise Company 2019: Douro Azul
Europe’s Leading Business Hotel 2019: EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel, Portugal
Europe’s Leading MICE Hotel 2019: EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel, Portugal
Europe’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2019: Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive Beach & Spa Resort, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Beach Resort 2019: Hotel Quinta do Lago, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Design Hotel 2019: 1908 Lisboa Hotel, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2019: Quinta da Bela Vista, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Lifestyle Resort 2019: Douro Royal Valley Hotel & Spa, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Luxury Hotel & Villas 2019: Vila Vita Parc, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Resort Villas 2019: Dunas Douradas Beach Club, Portugal
Europe’s Most Romantic Resort 2019: Monte Santo Resort, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Island Resort 2019: Belmond Reid’s Palace, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Luxury Lifestyle Resort 2019: Conrad Algarve, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel Operator 2019: Amazing Evolution Management
**Besides the Europe awards, Portugal also won 15 awards in the country category/Portugal, here is the list:**
Portugal’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2019: Pestana CR7 Funchal
Portugal’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2019: Pestana CR7 Funchal
Portugal’s Leading Business Hotel 2019: Pestana Palace Lisboa
Portugal’s Leading Conference Hotel 2019: Pestana Cidadela Cascais
Portugal’s Leading Car Rental Company 2019: Europcar
Portugal’s Leading Family Resort 2019: Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort Hotel
Portugal’s Leading Design Hotel 2019: 1908 Lisboa Hotel
Portugal’s Leading Destination Management Company 2019: Abreu DMC Portugal
Portugal’s Leading Green Hotel 2019: Galo Resort Madeira
Portugal’s Leading Hotel 2019: Belmond Reid’s Palace
Portugal’s Leading Hotel Residences 2019: Troia Design Hotel, a Blue and Green Hotel
Portugal’s Leading Hotel Suite 2019: Roof Garden Suite @ Conrad Algarve
Portugal’s Leading Resort 2019: Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
Portugal’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2019: Pine Hills Vilamoura
Portugal’s Leading Villa Resort 2019: Sublime Comporta
*Created in 1993, the World Travel Awards recognition the work done in the area of the tourist industry worldwide in order to stimulate competitiveness and quality in tourism. The nominees are selected on a worldwide scale by thousands of industry sector professionals who choose their favorites every year.*

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