Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet named Portugal one of the top 10 world value travel destinations for 2014.
Portugal was named after the Greek Islands, Italy, Nicaragua, and Bulgaria and followed by Fiji, Mexico, Karnataka (India), Palawan (Philippines) and Ethiopia.
Each year the British Post Office surveys the prices in European holiday resorts. Based on the survey results, Lonely Planet lists the most attractive world destinations for travelers. Accordingly,
The most recent edition names Albufeira in the Algarve as the cheapest option for a summer family holiday. The Algarve in high summer may not be to everyone’s taste, but it shows that Portugal is great for the budget-conscious. There are excellent deals elsewhere too. Lisbon has wonderful coffee and sweet treats for a few euros, and you can ride cheap trams around to your heart’s content. Portugal is also, for Europeans, a superb place to surf without having to fork out the airfare to the sport’s traditional heartlands.
Other top list world destinations include the best cities to visit in 2014 with Paris leading the list followed the Trinidad (Cuba), Cape Town( South Africa), Riga (Latvia), Zurich (Switzerland), Shanghai (China), Vancouver (Canada), Chicago (USA), Adelaide (Australia) and Auckland (New Zealand).
The best world regions to travel in 2014 are Sikkim (India), Kimberley (Australia) and Yorkshire (England) follwed by Hokuriku (Japan), Texas (USA), Victoria Falls (tZimbabwe/ Zambia), Mallorca (Spain), New Zealand, Hunan (China), and Ha’apai (Tonga).
Owned by BBC Worldwide, Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book publisher in the world.