11 June 2019
Portugal – Leading Tourist Destination in the World Travel Awards Europe
The 26th edition of the European World Travel Awards for 2019 was held in Madeira, at Belmond Reid's Palace.
Portugal was rated “Europe’s Leading Destination” and Lisbon “Europe’s Leading City Break Destination” for the third year in a row. Lisbon was also considered “Europe’s Leading Cruise Port” for the fourth time in a row. For the sixth time the Algarve was chosen as the “Leading Beach Destination”, an award it has already won in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017, such as Madeira that was chosen as the “Europe’s Leading Island destination”, an award it has already won in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. To these distinctions, we can add that of the Institute of Tourism of Portugal, deemed to be “Europe’s Leading Tourist Board". It should be noted that in 2019 Portugal was represented with more than 140 nominations, in 70 different categories.
Created in 1993, the World Travel Awards recognise the work done in the area of the tourist industry worldwide in order to stimulate competitiveness and quality in tourism. The nominees are selected on a worldwide scale by thousands of industry sector professionals who choose their favourites every year.
The full list of nominations and winners in the 2019 edition is available at https://www.worldtravelawards.com/nominees/2019/europe.