We’re so proud on our beautiful country. It is with great pleasure that we found that among the Europewinners of the 23rd World Travel Awards™, Portugal stands out. Holidays in Portugal are becoming more and more popular. This is why.

Founded in 1993, the World Travel Awards are a great reference in the world travel industry. Every year, an international jury of hospitality experts and peers awards hotels and other hospitality companies. The World Travel Awards are given both on a world level and international region level in a wide range of categories, like Europe for example. The categories include the best hotel, travel agency, airline and car-hire company. The The Wall Street Journal called the World Travel Awards the “Oscars” of the travel industry.

Cordoama - André Carvalho
Cordoama, Algarve by André Carvalho

Last year, Portugal did great. This year was amazing too. Holidays in Portugal are a must if we look at the categories where Portugal wan (full list at end of article).

Holidays in Portugal are great as you can fly with the awarded airline TAP. In the airplanes of TAP, you can enjoy Europe’s Leading Inflight Magazine. So, if you’re considering holidays in Portugal, don’t hesitate any longer. Beside the amazing nature, weather, people and food, we’ve got unforgettable watersports and boat tours, and also airlines, hotels and cruise terminals!

TAP Portugal Madeira
TAP airplane taking off from Madeira

You can either go for the best all inclusive resort, Pestana on Porto Santo, part of Madeira, a leading island destination. The The Vine Hotel was awarded Europe’s Leading Island Hotel & Spa.

Madeira SeaBookings
We love Madeira!

If you prefer the south of Portugal, go to the Algarve, Europe’s leading beach destination (stunning Benagil ont he top picture by Almarco). Here you can find a broad range of amazing accommodations.  How about Hotel Quinta do Lago, Portugal, Europe’s Leading Beach Resort, or Vila Joya, Portugal in Albufeira, Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel? Also in Albufeira, you’ll find Europe’s leading family resort fot the best holidays in Portugal with your family: Pine Cliffs Resort, a Luxury Collection Resort. If you prefer a private villa, you won’t get disappointed in Porches at the Private Villas at Vila Vita Parc. There are two more hotels in the Algarve that got awarded: Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Spa is Conrad Algarve and Europe’s Leading MICE Hotel is EPIC SANA Algarve. For the most romantic couples, you must try the Monte Santo Resort in Carvoeiro. 

Hotel Quinta do Lago
Hotel Quinta do Lago, Algarve

If you’re coming to Portugal by cruise, you’ll be welcomed on Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination and Europe’s Leading Cruise Port. In Portugal’s capital city, you can stay at awarded Myriad by SANA Hotels for business or Altis Belém Hotel & Spa if you appreciate design. We also recommend the awarded Bairro Alto Hotel.

Altis Belém
Altis Belém, Lisbon

Of course all these awards would not have been possible without the great support of Europe’s Leading Tourist Board: Turismo de Portugal. We’d like to thank Turismo de Portugal. This award was definitely well deserved. Let’s keep up the good job!

Beside all these awards in hotels, airlines, cruise terminals, we’d like to remember you that when you’re on holidays in Portugal, you should definitely enjoy a boat tour or do some watersports. Let us know what you’d like to do and where or simply check out our offer. Don’t forget to book on time! Enjoy your holidays in Portugal!

Full list of Portuguese awards:

Europe’s  Leading Airline to Africa TAP Portugal
Europe’s  Leading Airline to South America TAP Portugal
Europe’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive & Spa Beach Resort, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Beach Destination The Algarve, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Beach Resort Hotel Quinta do Lago, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel Vila Joya, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Boutique Resort Choupana Hills Resort & Spa, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Business Hotel Myriad by SANA Hotels, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Cruise Destination Lisbon, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Cruise Port Porto de Lisboa, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Design Hotel Altis Belém Hotel & Spa, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Family Resort Pine Cliffs Resort, a Luxury Collection Resort, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Hotel Villas Private Villas at Vila Vita Parc, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Inflight Magazine Up Magazine (TAP Portugal)
Europe’s Leading Island Destination Madeira Islands
Europe’s Leading Island Hotel & Spa The Vine Hotel, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Landmark Hotel Bairro Alto Hotel, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Luxury Resort & Spa Conrad Algarve, Portugal
Europe’s Leading MICE Hotel EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel, Portugal
Europe’s Leading Tourist Board Turismo de Portugal
Europe’s Most Romantic Resort Monte Santo Resort, Portugal


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