PORTUGAL WINS BEST WORLD TOURISM AWARD
Portugal wins the World's Best Travel Destination award at the 2017 World Travel Awards and after winning the European best award in September. It's the first time that a European country has won this distinction.
Portugal was also the winner in the category of World's Leading Tourist Board, a distinction awarded to Turismo de Portugal, and the World's Leading Tourism Authority Website, attributed to visitportugal.com, the portal information on destination Portugal.
In the 2017 edition of the World Travel Awards, Portugal was also distinguished in the following categories:
- World's Leading Island Destination 2017: Madeira;
- World's Leading City Break Destination 2017: Lisbon;
- World's Leading Conservation Company 2017: Sintra Parks - Monte da Lua;
- World's Leading Luxury Leisure Resort 2017: Pine Cliffs, a Luxury Collection Resort.
About Portugal Tourism
Turismo de Portugal is the National Tourist Authority responsible for promoting, enhancing and sustaining tourism. Integrated in the Ministry of Economy, it brings together, in a single entity, all institutional competences related to boosting tourism, from supply to demand.
In partnership with other public entities and economic agents, both in Portugal and abroad, Turismo de Portugal is committed to fulfilling the goal of strengthening tourism as one of the pillars of the growth of the Portuguese economy.
In this sense, it governs its activity through the guidelines of the Tourism Strategy 2027 - the strategic reference for national tourism, to ten years - that aims to design Portugal, increasing the notoriety in international markets as a destination to visit, invest, live, study and major events and to position internal tourism as a factor of competitiveness and leverage of the economy.
VisitPortugal is the official online platform that aggregates all information about the destination, counting more than 11 thousand registrations and associated suggestions.
With 10 million visitors, the portal is available in 10 languages ??- Portuguese, English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch, Russian, Japanese and Mandarin - providing an intuitive browsing experience and privileging user interaction, which can still request personalized information via webchat or email.
About the World Travel Awards
Created in 1993, the World Travel Awards recognize the work developed in the area of ??the tourist industry at a global level, in order to stimulate the competitiveness and quality of Tourism.
The selection of nominees is performed worldwide by thousands of industry professionals, who each year choose their favorites.
The nominees for the grand finale are the winners of the regional finals joined by others nominated by the WTA itself.
Source: Turismo de Portugal, I.P.