Portugal: Europe´s Leading Destination 2019

Portugal: Melhor Destino Turístico Europeu 2019

It was on Saturday, June the 8th, that another gala of the World Travel Awards took place. The stage was once again Portuguese, but this time on the island of Madeira, and Portugal shined again: for the third consecutive year Portugal won the "Oscar" for Europe´s Leading Destination 2019.

Europe's Leading Destination 2019: Portugal (Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of Economy, Portugal | Mr Graham Cooke, Founder World Travel Awards)

 

Europe's Leading Destination 2019: Portugal (Pedro Siza Vieira, Minister of Economy, Portugal | Ela Clark, Host)

 

Portugal was nominee along with Austria, England, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey, but again stood out and won.

In addition to Europe’s Leading Destination Award, Portuguese tourism won 38 more distinctions, three more than last year, of which we highlight: Lisbon won Europe’s Leading City Break Destination Award and Europe’s Leading Cruise Port Destination Award, Madeira was elected Europe’s Leading Island Destination, Passadiços do Paiva won the Europe’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction Award and Dark Sky Alqueva won Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award.

Turismo de Portugal was again elected, also for the third year in a row, as Europe’s Leading Tourist Board.

Europe’s Leading Tourist Board 2019: Turismo de Portugal (Carlos Abade, Turismo de Portugal | Mr Graham Cooke, Founder World Travel Awards)

 

Europe’s Leading Tourist Board 2019: Turismo de Portugal (Carlos Abade, Turismo de Portugal | Ela Clark, Host)

 

3HB Hotels is proud to be located in the Algarve, that for the sixth time achieved the "Europe’s Leading Beach Destination" Award.

Europe's Leading Beach Destination 2019: Algarve, Portugal (João Fernandes, President Turismo do Algarve | Ela Clark, Host)

 

Europe's Leading Beach Destination 2019: Algarve, Portugal (João Fernandes, President Turismo do Algarve | Mr Graham Cooke, Founder World Travel Awards)

 

The World Travel Awards acknowledge excellence and professionalism across the travel, tourism and hospitality industries and with all these awards and distinctions Portugal becomes inevitably a must-see and an irresistible tourist destination!

Come and visit us, Portugal is waiting for you!