In their World category awards gala, the WTA (World Travel Awards — widely recognized as the Oscars of Tourism — highlighted Portugal once again! With a total of 12 awards in a Universe of 65 total nominations, Portugal has, for the third consecutive time won the largest award for Best Tourist Destination in the World.
Among the other most relevant prizes, the highlight is Madeira, which again won in the category of Best Island Destination in the World. This further enhances the attractiveness of the island, especially for those seeking elements such as nature, the sea and uninterrupted relaxation.
Lisbon is also deserving of a mention. After already winning this category at the European Awards, it is now recognized worldwide as the Best City Break Destination. On to a more nature-related component, Sintra and its Natural Park were lauded for its preservation, while the Paiva Walkways are considered the best tourist attraction linked to adventure and nature.
This year’s award ceremony took place in Muscat, Oman and also recognized TAP (Best Airline for Africa and South America, Best In-Flight Magazine) and Turismo de Portugal (Best National Tourism Organization).
2019 for Portugal ends with another huge recognition and an exciting 2020 is approaching for Tourism in Portugal!