Portugal won 24 Oscars in the European Tourism categories, the best result ever achieved. This shows the dynamism, quality and consistency of tourism activity in Portugal is globally acknowledged.
The Turismo de Portugal was voted, for the third consecutive year, as Europe’s Leading Tourism Board and the Portuguese regions were also recognised with the Algarve being voted as the best beach destination. Madeira was considered the best island, and Lisbon the best cruise destination and with the best port. TAP Portugal was also recognised as the best airline to fly to Africa and to South America as well as best on board magazine. Various hotels and Portuguese tourism projects also brought awards to Portugal.
This overwhelming number of awards to Portugal and the Portuguese tourism offering shows the large capacity of Portugal to assert itself and as one of the best tourism destinations in Europe. The positioning of Portugal as a tourism destination of preference and prominence has strengthened at a steady pace over the last ten years. The recognition of this evolution is confirmed through the various awards received from the most prestigious worldwide tourism organisations.
Since 1993, the World Travel Awards has been acknowledging the work carried out in the tourism industry across the globe, stimulating competition and quality supervision. The annual selection of the nominations is carried out on a worldwide basis by thousands of professionals within the sector.