Portugal wins 26 awards in the ‘Oscars of Tourism’

The World Travel Awards took place at the end of last month with the Algarve, the Azores and Madeira standing out at the awards ceremony.

Considered the ‘Oscars of Tourism’, the World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence globally across all sectors of the tourism industry.

Today, the WTA brand is recognised as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.

Votes for the awards are cast online by 200,000 travel industry professionals and the public from 160 countries, with the nominee gaining the most votes in a category named as the winner.

This year, Portugal and Portuguese companies were nominated for around 50 categories, having achieved the distinction in 26.

Here are all the awards collected by Portugal at European level in the 2021 edition of the World Travel Awards:

Best Adventure Destination: Azores

Best Island Destination: Madeira

Best Beach Destination: Algarve

Best Adventure Attraction: Paiva Walkways

Best Tourism Development: Paiva Walkways

Best Tourism Development Project: 516 Arouca Suspension Bridge

Best Airline Flying to Africa: TAP

Best Airline to fly to South America: TAP

Best Cruise Company: Douro Azul

Best Cruise Port: Port of Lisbon

Best Public Tourism Manager: Turismo de Portugal

Best All Inclusive Resort: Club Med da Balaia, Algarve

Best Design Hotel: 1908 Design Hotel, Lisbon

Best Island Resort: Saccharum Resort & Spa, Madeira

Best Lifestyle Hotel: Pestana CR7 Lisbon

Best Resort Lifestyle: Conrad Algarve

Best Luxury Boutique Hotel: Valverde Hotel, Lisbon

Best Luxury Villa Hotel: Vila Vita Parc, Algarve

Best Lifestyle Luxury Resort: The Lake Spa Resort, Algarve

Best Luxury Villa Resort: Dunas Douradas Beach Club, Algarve

Best Sport Resort: Cascade Wellness Resort, Algarve

Best Villa Resort: Martinhal Sagres Beach Family Resort, Algarve

Best Hotel in Wine Country: L'AND Vineyards, Montemor-o-Novo

Best Romantic Resort: Monte Santo Resort, Algarve

Best Boutique Hotel Operator: Amazing Evolution

Responsible Tourism: Dark Sky Alqueva

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