Portugal was voted for the second consecutive year the ‘Best European Destination’ for travelers at the 25the World Travel Awards (WTA), known as the ‘World Tourism Oscars.’
With Portugal, Lisbon and Madeira Island also received international recognition.
Lisbon was voted the ‘Best City Destination’ in Europe for the third consecutive year and for ‘Best European Cruise Port’ with 521,000 passengers disembarking in Lisbon in 2017 and more expected this year. Madeira was awarded ‘Best Island Destination.’
Lisbon won the distinction over 12 European destinations which included Amsterdam, Barcelona, London, Moscow, Geneva, Rome and Venice.
Winner of Europe’s Leading Design Hotel 2018 went to Lisboa 1908 Hotel, while the winner of Europe’s Leading Family Resort 2018 went to Ria Park Hotel in the Algarve.
Portugal’s Tourism Bureau (Turismo de Portugal) was once again voted the ‘Best Official European Tourism Organization.’
Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards (WTA) distinguishes and rewards excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Winners are selected through an online poll involving consumers from the general public and thousands of professionals from the tourism and travel industry worldwide. The awards were revealed on June 30, at the WTA Europe Gala Ceremony in Athens, Greece.