Algarve boasts 44 nominations for Europe’s tourism ‘Oscars’

The Algarve is set to pick up at least a few tourism ‘Oscars’ this year, as the region has 44 nominations for the World Travel Awards – Europe 2015.

Some of the most notable include bids for Leading Beach Destination – which the region won in 2012 and 2013 – as well as Leading Hotel, Leading Resort and Leading Beach Resort.

Elsewhere, TAP has been nominated for Europe’s Leading Airline, Lisbon Airport for Europe’s Leading Airport and Lisbon Port for Europe’s Leading Cruise Port.

Voting is already underway and will be open until July 26 for both tourism professionals and the general public.

For more information and the full list of nominees, visit

Winners will be announced on September 9 at a ceremony on the Italian island of Sardinia.