Portugal: The best destination in the world

Portugal: o melhor destino do mundo!

The "Oscar" for Europe´s Leading Destination landed once again in Portugal rewarding the quality and excellence of our country.

For the third consecutive year, Portugal conquered the award for World’s Leading Destination, last night at the World Travel Awards ceremony in Muscat, capital of Oman, after having won in June the "Oscar” for Europe's Leading Destination from the World Travel Awards.

Europe's Leading Destination 2019: Portugal (Carlos Abade, Turismo de Portugal | Rita Marques, Secretária de Estado do Turismo | Mr Graham Cooke, Founder World Travel Awards)


Alongside with Portugal, other luxury destinations such as Brazil, Dubai, Greece, Maldives, Mauritius, South Africa and the neighbour Spain, were also nominated. To Portugal Tourism Secretary Rita Marques, "this award only confirms the excellence of Portugal and the Portuguese people."

Portugal wins a total of 13 World Travel Awards in 2019, among which we highlight: Portugal Tourism as World’s Leading Tourist Board and the city of Lisbon as World’s Leading City Break Destination.

Portugal is a culturally rich country with a strong connection to the ocean. Famous for the delicious gastronomy and stunning landscapes, it's the favorite destination for millions of tourists all over the world.



The World Travel Awards also named the “Tourism Oscars”, aims to recognize and reward excellence in the tourism and travel industries, inspiring professionals to improve their products and services.

Winners are elected through an online vote, in which the general public and thousands of tourism and travel professionals participate worldwide.

Come and visit us, Portugal is waiting for you!