Much has already been said about all the difficulty felt, especially in the tourism sector, during this year 2020. With little traveling worldwide, the crisis has hit several sectors and has caused many people and businesses to reinvent themselves. However, after so many complicated reports, this year will be marked by important Portuguese achievements. After being elected the best European destination by the World Travel Awards – the Oscars of Tourism, the list of the best destinations in the world was recently released. See all Portugal’s awards!
Recently we published a piece of news with the list of the World Travel Awards – Europe edition. See here all the awards won by Portugal.
Even with less tourism, it was possible to vote for the “best destinations” of various categories which were announced in a more timid ceremony, without celebrations, and in an online gala version in Moscow – an excellent seal to promote cities and countries for the year 2021.
Unlike the last three years, this time Portugal has conceded the throne of the “best destination in the world” to the beautiful Maldives. But this change in nothing affected the good result of the awards. The city of Lisbon kept the prize of the best destination in the world for an urban escapade and Madeira the best island for holidays. As a debut, the Algarve was voted the best region in the world for sun and sea.
But Portugal’s awards don’t stop there, and we can count on a list of congratulations for Sintra Parks, Dark Sky Alqueva, Passadiços do Paiva, TAP and even Portuguese luxury hotels. All the recognition is the result of intense work and generous investment in the entire tourism sector. The prospects for 2021 are encouraging and the proposal is that the country continues to be known as a safe country to travel, bringing everything gradually back to normal.
Do you want to know all 15 of Portugal’s awards? See the list:
World’s Leading Luxury Leisure Resort 2020 – Conrad Algarve
World’s Leading Tourism Development Project 2020 – Dark Sky Alqueva, Portugal and Spain
World’s Leading Golf & Villa Resort 2020 – Dunas Douradas Beach Club, Portugal
World’s Leading Wine Region Hotel 2020 – L’AND Vineyards, Portugal
World’s Leading Boutique Hotel Operator – Amazing Evolution Management
World’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2020 – Paiva Walkways (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark), Portugal
World’s Leading Classic Hotel 2020 – Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel, Portugal
World’s Leading Conservation Company 2020 – Sintra Parks – Monte da Lua, Portugal
World’s Leading Airline to Africa 2020 – TAP Air Portugal
_World’s Leading Airline to South America 2020 – TAP Air Portugal
World’s Leading Inflight Magazine 2020 – Up Magazine (TAP Air Portugal)
World’s Leading City Break Destination 2020 – Lisbon, Portugal
World’s Leading Beach Destination 2020 – The Algarve, Portugal
World’s Leading Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant 2020 – Vila Joya Hotel Restaurant @ Vila Joya, Portugal
World’s Leading Island Destination 2020 – Madeira Islands
The World Travel Awards began in 1993 in recognition of the work done in the tourism industry at a global level and as a way of stimulating competitiveness and quality in tourism. The selection of the nominees is carried out worldwide by thousands of professionals in the sector who each year choose their favourites.