Portugal Named ‘Europe’s Leading Destination 2023’ At The World Travel Awards

Portugal Named 'Europe's Leading Destination 2023' At The World Travel Awards

Portugal also took home a total of 17 European honors in different categories. The Algarve won the title of “Europe’s Leading Beach Destination,” Lisbon won the title of “Europe’s Leading City Destination,” Madeira won the title of “Europe’s Leading Island Destination,” and the Passadiços do Paiva in Arouca won the title of “Europe’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2023.”

“This award is an international recognition of Portugal, its companies, its workers and the Portuguese,” said Nuno Fazenda, Secretary of State for Tourism, Commerce and Services.

It is an honor that recognizes the superiority of our tourism industry and its extraordinary comeback from the pandemic. Portugal is the top travel destination in all of Europe. “I would also like to congratulate each and every organization and region that has been awarded in a variety of categories,” he added.

The following is a list of Portugal’s 2023 World Travel Awards winners:

  • Algarve Tourism Bureau | Europe’s Leading Beach Destination 2023
  • Amazing Evolution | Europe’s Leading Boutique Hotel Operator 2023, Europe’s Leading Hotel Management Company 2023
  • Bairro Alto Hotel | Europe’s Leading Landmark Hotel 2023
  • Dark Sky Alqueva | Europe’s Responsible Tourism Award 2023
  • DouroAzul | Europe’s Leading River Cruise Company 2023 
  • Dunas Douradas Beach Club | Europe’s Leading Resort Villas 2023, Portugal’s Leading Villa Resort 2023
  • Lisbon Cruise Port | Europe’s Leading Cruise Port 2023
  • Madeira Promotion Bureau | Europe’s Leading Island Destination 2023
  • Monte Santo Resort |Europe’s Most Romantic Resort 2023, Portugal’s Leading Hotel Residences 2023
  • Pestana Palace Lisboa |Europe’s Leading Luxury Business Hotel 2023, Portugal’s Leading Business Hotel 2023   
  • Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive | Europe’s Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2023
  • Porto Tourism | Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2023
  • Turismo de Lisboa | Europe’s Leading City Destination 2023 
  • Vale do Lobo | Europe’s Leading Lifestyle Resort 2023                    
  • Passadiços do Paiva (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark) | Europe’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2023
  • Quake – Lisbon Earthquake Center | Europe’s Leading New Tourist Attraction 2023