As it’s already usual, Portugal won several awards in this year’s World Travel Awards (WTA). In an atypical year like this, our beautiful country received once again the recognition of Best European Destination 2020, a good sign of hope for Portugal’s tourism, so devastated by the pandemic and the restrictions it imposed on so many countries all over the world.

This is the 4th time in a row that Portugal has won in this category, the most important of the entire WTA Europe. In total, Portugal levied 26 awards on this year’s virtual ceremony, with special attention for the regions of Lisbon, Porto, Algarve, Azores and Madeira.

In these that are considered the Oscars of tourism, Portugal has been a rising star for several years now, confirming the country’s fame and international recognition.

At the end of the month will be known the remaining winners of the worldwide edition, with these awards aiming to recognize the work done by the tourism industry and to stimulate the competitiveness and quality of tourism globally.

The 2020 Portuguese World Travel Awards:

  • Europe’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination 2020 – Azores Islands
  • Europe’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2020 – Passadiços do Paiva (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark), Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading Airline to Africa 2020 – TAP Air Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading Airline to South America 2020 – TAP Air Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2020 – Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive Beach & Spa Resort, Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading Beach Destination 2020 – The Algarve, Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2020 – Sublime Comporta, Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2020 – Porto, Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading City Tourist Board 2020 – Turismo de Lisboa
  • Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination 2020 – Lisbon, Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading Cruise Port 2020 – Lisbon Cruise Port, Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading Design Hotel 2020 – 1908 Lisboa Hotel, Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading Destination 2020 – Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading Inflight Magazine 2020 – Up Magazine (TAP Air Portugal)
  • Europe’s Leading Island Destination 2020 – Madeira Islands
  • Europe’s Leading Island Resort 2020 – Vila Baleira Resort
  • Europe’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2020 – Pestana CR7 Lisboa, Lifestyle Hotel, Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading Lifestyle Resort 2020 – Conrad Algarve, Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading Luxury Boutique Hotel 2020 – Valverde Hotel, Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2020 – Belmond Reid’s Palace, Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Villas 2020 – Dunas Douradas Beach Club SA, Portugal
  • Europe’s Leading Tourism Development Project 2020 – Dark Sky Alqueva, Portugal and Spain
  • Europe’s Leading Wine Region Hotel 2020 – L’AND Vineyards, Portugal
  • Europe’s Most Romantic Resort 2020 – Monte Santo Resort, Portugal
  • Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award 2020 – Dark Sky Alqueva, Portugal and Spain

Other Awards:

  • Portugal’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2020 – Terra Nostra Garden Hotel
  • Portugal’s Leading Business Hotel 2020 – Ria Park Hotel
  • Portugal’s Leading Car Rental Company 2020 – Europcar
  • Portugal’s Leading Conference Hotel 2020 – InterContinental Lisbon
  • Portugal’s Leading Design Hotel 2020 – 1908 Lisboa Hotel
  • Portugal’s Leading Destination Management Company 2020 – Abreu DMC Portugal
  • Portugal’s Leading Family Resort 2020 – Hotel Quinta do Lago
  • Portugal’s Leading Green Hotel 2020 – Douro Palace Hotel Resort & Spa
  • Portugal’s Leading Hotel 2020 – Conrad Algarve
  • Portugal’s Leading Hotel Residences 2020 – Monte Santo Resort
  • Portugal’s Leading Hotel Suite 2020 – The Churchill Suite @ Belmond Reid’s Palace
  • Portugal’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel 2020 – Pestana CR7 Funchal
  • Portugal’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2020 – InterContinental Cascais- Estoril
  • Portugal’s Leading Online Travel Agency 2020 – Abreu Express
  • Portugal’s Leading Resort 2020 – Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
  • Portugal’s Leading Serviced Apartments 2020 – Pine Hills Vilamoura
  • Portugal’s Leading Tour Operator 2020 – Portugal.com
  • Portugal’s Leading Travel Agency 2020 – Agência Abreu
  • Portugal’s Leading Travel Management Company 2020 – FCM Travel Solutions – Portugal
  • Portugal’s Leading Villa Resort 2020 – Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort