Madeira, Lisbon and Algarve voted best destinations in the world

 In AWARD, News, Tourism

Madeira continues to be the Best Island Destination in the World according to judges at the 2020 World Travel Awards which also distinguished Lisbon as the Best City Break Destination in the World and the Algarve as the Best Beach Destination in the World.

Considered the Oscars for tourism, the World Travel Awards have been attributed annually since 1993 by professionals in the sector worldwide, recognising the efforts made in the tourism industry to stimulate competitiveness and quality in tourism.
The Secretary of State for Tourism, Rita Marques, said that “winning despite all the constraints shows that we have managed to preserve the reputation and fame of our destinations.”
“We have shown to the world that we are a safe country, ready to welcome everyone as soon as it will be possible. A big thank-you to all the Portuguese who have contributed towards Portugal continuing to be up there with the best,” she added.
In addition to these awards, Portugal bagged other awards with the full list below:

World’s Leading Luxury Leisure Resort 2020 – Conrad Algarve
World’s Leading Tourism Development Project 2020 – Dark Sky Alqueva, Portugal and Spain
World’s Leading Golf & Villa Resort 2020 – Dunas Douradas Beach Club, Portugal
World’s Leading Wine Region Hotel 2020 – L’AND Vineyards, Portugal
World’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2020 – Passadiços do Paiva (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark), Portugal
World’s Leading Classic Hotel 2020 – Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel, Portugal
World’s Leading Conservation Company 2020 – Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, Portugal
World’s Leading Airline to Africa 2020 – TAP Air Portugal
World’s Leading Airline to South America 2020 – TAP Air Portugal
World’s Leading Inflight Magazine 2020 – Up Magazine (TAP Air Portugal)
World’s Leading City Break Destination 2020 – Lisbon, Portugal
World’s Leading Beach Destination 2020 – The Algarve, Portugal
World’s Leading Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant 2020 – Vila Joya Hotel Restaurant @ Vila Joya, Portugal
World’s Leading Island Destination 2020 – Madeira Islands