Portugal elected the best destination in the world for the second time

Dec 01, 2018

The award was announced at the World Travel Awards ceremony held at the Pátio da Galé, in Praça do Comércio, Lisbon, this Saturday night. It is the second time the country has won this prize.

It is official: Portugal is, for the second consecutive year, considered the best tourist destination in the world by the World Travel Awards, whose ceremony is taking place this Saturday, and for the first time in the country, in the Pátio da Galé, in Praça do Comércio, Lisbon.

The award was announced at the 25th Ceremony of the World Travel Awards - considered the most important tourism awards in the world - and thus reinforces the country's outstanding position in world tourism, as it is the second time it is awarded.

The Conrad Hotel was also voted as the best luxury leisure resort.

Last year, Portugal had already won this prize and was the first European country to win it after defeating competitors such as Brazil, Greece, Maldives, USA, Morocco, Vietnam or Spain.

The prize is the result of the vote of the general public, in particular the one that is made by 200 thousand professionals of the tourism industry, representatives of 160 countries.

The World Travel Awards were created in 1993 to distinguish 'the best examples of good practice in the tourism sector on a global scale' and 'in order to stimulate the competitiveness and quality of tourism'.

Written by:

Filipe Gil and André Rosa

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