Portugal: Best European Destination at the World Travel Awards


Portugal was considered, for the fourth consecutive year, the Best Destination in Europe in the 2020 edition of the World Travel Awards (Europe), the 'Oscars of Tourism'.

The distinction was awarded by professionals in the industry, and the ceremony took place this year in a virtual format.

Porto won Best City Break Destination in Europe, Lisbon was distinguished as the Best European Cruise Destination and the Algarve is once more the Best Beach Destination in Europe, with a total of 21 awards credited to Portugal in the various categories.

“It is with particular pride that we received this award, in this uncharacteristic year”, the Secretary of State for Tourism, Rita Marques, noted. “It is yet another proof of international confidence in our destiny and an acknowledgment 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 trust are unquestionable synonyms of our national tourist offer ”, she added.

The world edition winners will be known on November 27th.

See all Portuguese winners here:

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