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Portugal shines at the World Travel Awards 2022

Portugal returns to "give cards" in the Oscars of Tourism. It has been voted Best Tourist Destination in Europe for the 5th time in six years

Tuesday, 04 October 2022 - Press

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Portugal was considered the "Best Tourist Destination in Europe", in the European edition of the World Travel Awards 2022, which happens for the fifth time in the last six years. The country shone once again in those who are considered the 'Oscars' of Tourism, collecting three dozen awards.

"The election results from the vote of thousands of professionals in the sector, from all countries of the world, and this year Portugal has won 30 more awards, between destination, regions and products and services," the Ministry of Economy and The Sea, which oversees the sector, writes in a statement.

"The distinction, in more than three dozen categories in the European edition of the World Travel Awards 2022, takes on particular significance after the difficult years of the pandemic. It is with great pride that we see companies, professionals and national tourism entities being recognized by their peers internationally. All agents in the sector are to be congratulated for being up to this challenge, which is to affirm Portugal as a tourist destination of excellence, whatever the circumstances", says the Secretary of State for Tourism, Commerce and Services, Rita Marques, quoted in the same note.


The World Travel Awards are awarded by professionals in the sector on a global scale since 1993, distinguishing the work developed in the tourism industry, in order to stimulate the competitiveness and quality of tourism. The world awards ceremony is scheduled for November 11 in Oman. In 2021, it is recalled, Portugal won more than two dozen awards in the European edition of the 'Oscars' of tourism.

The full list of winners of this European edition of the World Travel Awards, including the nationally awarded, is available at Europe Winners 2022 – World Travel Awards.

List of prizes that Portugal has managed to collect at European level:

  • Best Destination - Portugal
  • Best Destination in City - Porto
  • Best Beach Destination - Algarve
  • Best Adventure Tourism Destination in Europe - Azores
  • Best City Break Destination - Lisbon
  • Best Metropolitan Coastal Destination - Lisbon
  • Best Cruise Destination - Lisbon
  • Best Cruise Port - Lisbon
  • Best All-Inclusive Resort - Pestana Porto Santo
  • Best Beach Hotel - Pestana Alvor Praia
  • Best Design Hotel - 1908 Lisboa Hotel
  • Best Island Resort - Vila Baleira Resort
  • Best Monumental Hotel - Vila Galé Collection Braga
  • Best Leisure Resort - Pine Cliffs
  • Best Lifestyle Hotel - Pestana CR7 Lisbon
  • Best Lifestyle Resort - Conrad Algarve
  • Best Luxury Boutique Hotel - Valverde Hotel
  • Best New Resort - Domes Lake Algarve
  • Best Sports Resort - Cascade Wellness Resort
  • Best Villa Resort - Golden Dunes Beach Club
  • Best Hotel in wine region - L'AND Vinenyards
  • Best Romantic Resort - Monte Santo Resort
  • Best Tourist Attraction - Paiva Walkways
  • Best Adventure Tourism Attraction - Paiva Walkways
  • Responsible Tourism - Dark Sky Alqueva
  • Best Tourism Entity - Tourism of Portugal
  • Best Airline for Africa - TAP
  • Best Airline for South America - TAP
  • Best Boutique Hotel Operator - Amazing Evolution
  • Best Hotel Management Company - Amazing Evolution



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