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Portugal wins Best Destination in Europe for the 4th year running

PORTUGAL WINS BEST DESTINATION IN EUROPE FOR THE 4TH YEAR RUNNINGPortugal was elected as the Best Destination in Europe in the 2020 edition of the World Travel Awards for the fourth consecutive year, according to the results released on Sunday night.

Known as the “Tourism Oscars”, the World Travel Awards are given by professionals in the sector and the ceremony in which they are released was replaced this year by a virtual format, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

From the extensive list of awards, Portugal won 21, including the city of Porto, with the award for Best Destination ‘City Break’ in Europe, and Lisbon elected as the Best European Cruise Destination.

The Algarve again became the Best Beach Destination in Europe and the Azores were distinguished as the Best Adventure Tourism Destination.

“It is with particular pride that we received this award, in this atypical year”, said the Secretary of State for Tourism, Rita Marques, in a statement released by the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transition.

The Secretary of State for Tourism added: “It is yet another proof of international confidence in our destination and a recognition that Portugal’s attributes remain intact and ready to be discovered by all those who wish to visit us, always respecting the rules defined by the authorities” .

For Rita Marques, “health, protection and trust are unquestionable synonyms of the national tourist offer”.

In this year’s edition, in addition to several hotels and resorts, initiatives and entities such as the Dark Sky Alqueva project, the Passadiços do Paiva or the air carrier TAP were also recognized.

Original article available in Portuguese at http://postal.pt/