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Algarve clinches World’s Leading Beach Destination at World Travel Awards

Algarve clinched the World’s Leading Beach Destination at the World Travel Awards 2020, local media reported on Friday.

“Receiving this double distinction is, this year, more important than ever, since, once the confidence levels for travel start to increase, tourists will want to choose the destinations that offer the best guarantees,” João Fernandes, president of Tourism of Algarve, said, according to local media.

“The World Travel brand Awards is already a prestigious and quality seal recognized globally, so these awards give the Algarve an invaluable added value,” he added.

The World Travel Awards 2020, known as the ‘Oscars of tourism’ took place on Friday via an online streamed event from Moscovo. 

Portugal was given 15 awards. Lisbon won an award for World’s Leading City Destination and Madeira for World’s Leading Island Destination. Portugal won an ‘Oscar’ for Europe’s Leading Destination.