Portuguese American Journal

Travel: Portugal awarded World’s Best Golf Destination – Doha, Qatar

Portugal was awarded 2013 “World’s Best Golf Destination” at the prestigious World Travel Awards convention held in Doha, Qatar. Fourteen of Portugal’s golf courses are rated in the top 100 best in Europe.

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards are known as the Oscars’ of the tourism industry. The award recognizes excellence across all sectors of global travel and tourism.

The other winners in the destination category include Kenya as the “World’s Leading Safari Destination”; Peru as the “World’s Leading Culinary Destination.” Dubai won the “World’s Leading Destination” trophy and Qatar was  named “World’s Leading Business Travel Destination.”

In addition, Portugal won five golden statuettes and 15 nominations with three hotels being distinguished, namely: the Conrad Algarve Hotel in Quinta do Lago (Almancil) voted the” World’s Leading Luxury Leisure Resort & Spa”; the exclusive Vila Joya (Albufeira, Algarve) winning the title of “World’s Leading Boutique Resort,” and Madeira’s The Vine hotel winning the title of the” World’s Leading Design Hotel.”

In the hotel category, other winners included the Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts voted “World’s Leading Hotel Brand”; the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai named “World’s Leading New Hotel.” The “World’s Leading Hotel” went to Burj Al Arab, while the “World’s Leading Spa Resort” was awarded Dubai’s Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.

In the Travel Technology sector, Expedia was voted “World’s Leading Online Travel Agency Website” while Marriott Hotels & Resorts were awarded “World’s Leading Hotel Brand Website.”

2013 World Travel Awards >> Complete awards list>>