Portugal wins 12 ‘oscars’ in the World Travel Awards
After winning 30 awards at the World Tavel Awards (Europe) in October, Portugal has now won 12 awards at the World Travel Awards at a ceremony that took place in Oman.
Porto, Lisbon and Madeira were distinguished as best destinations while Portugal also received various awards for hotel and tourism projects. The airline TAP also picked up an award for its intercontinental connections.
The winers from Portugal were:
Best city destination – Porto;
Best coastal city destination – Lisbon;
Best island destination – Madeira;
Best Adventure tourism attraction – Paiva Walkways, Arouca;
Best airline company to Africa – TAP Air Portugal;
Best airline company to South America
Best classic hotel – Olissipo Lapa Palace Hotel, Lisbon;
Best conservation company – Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua;
Best golf and villa resort – Dunas Douradas Beach Club, Almancil;
Best luxury business hotel – Pestana Palace Hotel, Lisbon;
Best responsible tourism project – Dark Sky Alqueva;
Best boutique hotel operator – Amazing Evolution.
For the third year running the award for Best tourism destination’ went to the Maldives. The World Travel Awards have been awarded since 1994.