Portugal has beaten off all its competition to scoop up a significant proportion of the European awards at the 2019 World Travel Awards.

Amongst Portugal's accolades are 'Europe's leading tourism board', 'Europe's leading city break destination', 'Europe's leading beach destination', and many more.

The country was chosen as Europe's best tourist destination in 2019, with the Algarve gaining its own award as the leading beach destination. And of course, the Portuguese capital Lisbon also received its own accolade.

Many Portuguese establishments also won the awards in several hotel categories, namely business, design, luxury, all-inclusive, and romantic hotels. The Portuguese airline TAP Portugal also won the award for Europe's leading airline towards South America and Africa.

Portugal's awards

  • Europe's Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2019: Passadiços do Paiva (Arouca UNESCO Global Geopark)
  • Europe's Leading Airline to Africa 2019: TAP Air Portugal
  • Europe's Leading Airline to South America 2019: TAP Air Portugal
  • Europe's Leading All-Inclusive Resort 2019 : Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive Beach & Spa Resort
  • Europe's Leading Beach Destination 2019: The Algarve
  • Europe's Leading Beach Resort 2019: Hotel Quinta do Lago
  • Europe's Leading Boutique Hotel 2019: Quinta da Bela Vista
  • Europe's Leading Business Hotel 2019: EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel
  • Europe's Leading City Break Destination 2019: Lisbonne
  • Europe's Leading Cruise Port 2019: Lisbon Cruise Port
  • Europe's Leading Design Hotel 2019: 1908 Lisboa Hotel
  • Europe's Leading Destination 2019: Portugal
  • Europe's Leading Inflight Magazine 2019: Up Magazine (TAP Air Portugal)
  • Europe's Leading Island Resort 2019: Belmond Reid's Palace
  • Europe's Leading Lifestyle Resort 2019: Douro Royal Valley Hotel & Spa
  • Europe's Leading Luxury Hotel & Villas 2019: Vila Vita Parc
  • Europe's Leading Luxury Lifestyle Resort 2019: Conrad Algarve
  • Europe's Leading MICE Hotel 2019: EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel
  • Europe's Leading Resort Villas 2019: Dunas Douradas Beach Club
  • Europe's Leading Tourist Board 2019: Turismo de Portugal
  • Europe's Most Romantic Resort 2019: Monte Santo Resort
  • Europe's Responsible Tourism Award 2019: Dark Sky Alqueva, Portugal and Spain