Zoomarine (Best Park/Company of Tourist Entertainment), Vilamoura Marina (Best Marina) and Salgados Palace & Congress Centre (Best Congress Establishment) were the three Algarve nominees that brought home a prize from the Publituris Portugal Trade Awards 2016.
The Algarve had fielded eight nominations. Like in 2015, Zoomarine and Vilamoura Marina won in their respective categories, while Salgados swooped in this year to ‘steal’ the accolade from Lisbon’s Centro de Congressos.
The award ceremony took place on Wednesday (March 2) at the opening of Lisbon’s BTL tourism fair, and was attended by Secretary of State for Tourism, Ana Mendes Godinho and President of Turismo de Portugal, Luís Araújo.
Other winners include:
MSC Cruzeiros (Best Cruise Company)
ATR (Best General Sales Agent for Aviation)
Abreu-PCO (Best Professional Congress Organiser)
MEO Arena (Best Event Establishment)
Travelstore American Express (Best Corporate Agency)
Nortravel.pt (Best Tour Operator Website)
Areias do Seixo Charm Hotel & Residences (Best Eco-tourism Project)
Herdade da Malhadinha Nova (Best Wine Tourism Accommodation)
Portugal Boutique City Hotel (Best Independent Hotel)
Sublime Comporta Country House Retreat (Best Rural Tourism)
Porto (Best Municipality)
Frederico Costa (Personality of the Year)