Portuguese American Journal

Honor: Portugal wins 16 prestigious World Travel Awards – Sardinia, Italy

Portugal was awarded 16 top prizes at the ‘World Travel Awards’ in over 10 categories voted by travel agents worldwide. Considered the “Oscar” of tourism, the awards recognize Portugal as a most favored European destination for over 15 million tourists each year.

The 2015 announcement ceremony took place yesterday, September 6, in Sardinia, Italy. Portugal had received 78 nominations.

Algarve was vote ‘Europe’s Leading Beach Destination’ and Turismo de Portugal was elected as ‘Europe’s Leading Tourist Board.  TAP Air Portugal won 3 awards including, Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa; Europe’s Leading Airline to South America; and Europe’s Leading Inflight Magazine.

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards honors and rewards excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry offering one of the most prestigious and comprehensive awards program in travel and tourism, recognized worldwide as the hallmark of industry excellence. The winners are determined by an online vote cast by hundreds of travel professionals and consumers around the world.


Full List of Portugal’s World Travel Awards 2015:


Europe’s Leading Beach Destination – Algarve

Europe’s Leading Beach Resort – Hotel Quinta do Lago

Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel – Vila Joya

Europe’s Leading Boutique Resort – Choupana Hills Resort & Spa

Europe’s Leading Business Hotel – Myriad by SANA Hotels

Europe’s Leading Design Hotel – The Vine Hotel

Europe’s Leading Green Hotel – Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Europe’s Leading Landmark Hotel – Bairro Alto Hotel

Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Spa – Conrad Algarve

Europe’s Most Romantic Resort – Monte Santo Resort

Europe’s Leading Tourist Board – Turismo de Portugal

Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa – TAP Portugal

Europe’s Leading Airline to South America – TAP Portugal

Europe’s Leading Inflight Magazine – UP, TAP Portugal

Mediterranean’s Leading Boutique Hotel – Quinta da Casa Branca

Mediterranean’s Leading Hotel – Hotel Quinta do Lago


Additional Portugal’s “Leading” Awards:

Portugal’s Leading Boutique Hotel – The Yeatman

Portugal’s Leading Business Hotel – Pestana Palace

Portugal’s Leading Conference Hotel – Corinthia Hotel Lisbon

Portugal’s Leading Design Hotel – Altis Belém Hotel & Spa

Portugal’s Leading Family Resort – Sheraton Algarve at Pine Cliffs Resort

Portugal’s Leading Green Hotel – Vila Vita Parc

Portugal’s Leading Hotel – Bairro Alto Hotel

Portugal’s Leading Hotel Residences – Troia Design Hotel

Portugal’s Leading Hotel Suite – Presidencial Suite Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa

Portugal’s Leading Resort – Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive & Spa Beach Resort

Portugal’s Leading Serviced Apartments – Altis Suites

Portugal’s Leading Spa Resort – Choupana Hills Resort & Spa

Portugal’s Leading Villa Resort – Dunas Douradas Beach Club


Source: World Travel Awards 2015