On December 10 took place the 24th edition of the prestigious World Travel Awards – regarded as “Tourism Oscars” in the industry – where Portugal won the title of World’s Leading Destination 2017 and swept 6 other distinctive awards.
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In the ceremony held in Phu Quoc, Vietnam, Portugal came in first place for World’s Leading Destination among a list of strong competing countries including Brazil, Greece and Indonesia, becoming the first European country to earn this acclaim.
Besides taking the highest award, Portugal also brought several other highest distinctions home, including World’s Leading Tourist Board (Turismo de Portugal), World’s Leading Tourism Authority (Visit Portugal), World’s Leading Conservation Company (Parques de Sintra) as well as World’s Leading Luxury Resort (Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve).
Its capital city Lisbon is also named World’s Leading City Break Destination, while Madeira Island won World’s Leading Island Destination.
If you haven’t decided yet where to go on your next vacation, Portugal clearly presents itself as an optimal choice.