13 Dec Best destination ever in the World 2018
Best destination ever in the World 2018
Portugal shines bright again at World Travel Awards, dubbed “the Oscars of the Travel Industry”.
Portugal was elected the best destination ever in the world in 2018 for the second consecutive year, beating great touristic attractions such as South Africa, Brazil, Spain, USA, Greece, Maldives or New Zealand. The country known for his famous writer Camões won the “Oscars of Tourism”, getting 17 World Travel Awards in the Grand Finale of the 25th edition, last December, which was held for the first time in the Portuguese territory. It’s a historic result that compares with seven prizes last year and four in 2016.
“Being the world champion in tourism for the second consecutive year is a sign of Portugal’s ability to appeal internationally”, said the Portuguese Secretary of State for Tourism, Ana Mendes Godinho. Lisbon was the biggest winner in 2018: got the Best Destination City and the Best Destination City Break in the world. The Portuguese capital had never won two Oscars in the same year. Once again, Madeira won the World’s Leading Island Destination and Parques de Sintra — Monte da Lua was considered the World’s Leading Conservation Company. Amazing Evolution Management was distinguished with The Best World’s Leading Boutique Hotel Operator and Turismo de Portugal was awarded for being the World’s Leading Tourist Board.