Portugal glitters at World Travel “Oscars”

More good news for Portugal in a year in which accolades from international travel magazines and guides have come thick and fast. The country has won a total of 14 European prizes at this year’s World Travel Awards, two Mediterranean accolades and another 13 prizes in the Portugal category of the contest.

As national media points out, the Algarve’s beaches won hands down in what is known in the trade as world tourism’s “Oscars”.

For a breakdown of Portugal’s success, here is the list, starting with the “bests” in the European awards:

● Airline flying to Africa – TAP
● Airline flying to South America – TAP
● Beach destination — Algarve
● Beach resort – Hotel Quinta do Lago, Algarve
● Boutique Hotel – Vila Joya, Albufeira, Algarve
● Boutique Resort – Choupana Hills Resort & Spa, Madeira
● Business hotel – Myriad by SANA Hotels, Lisbon
● Design Hotel – The Vine Hotel, Madeira
● Ecological Hotel – Corinthia Hotel Lisbon
● In-flight magazine – Up Magazine (TAP)
● Landmark Hotel – Bairro Alto Hotel, Lisbon
● Luxury Spa Resort – Conrad Algarve
● Tourism entity — Turismo de Portugal
● Romantic Resort – Monte Santo Resort, Carvoeiro, Algarve

The best in the Mediterranean awards:
● Boutique Hotel – Quinta da Casa Branca, Madeira
● Hotel – Quinta do Lago, Algarve

And the best in the Portugal category:
● Boutique Hotel – The Yeatman, Porto
● Business Hotel – Pestana Palace, Lisbon
● Conferences Hotel – Corinthia Hotel Lisbon
● Design Hotel – Altis Belém Hotel & Spa
● Family Resort – Sheraton Algarve at Pine Cliffs Resort
● Ecological Hotel – Hotel Vila Vita Parc, Algarve
● Hotel – Bairro Alto Hotel, Lisbon
● Hotel with residencies– Troia Design Hotel
● Presidential Suite – Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa
● Resort – Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive & Spa Beach Resort
● Serviced Apartments – Altis Suites, Lisbon
● Spa Resort – Choupana Hills Resort & Spa
● Villa Resort – Dunas Douradas Beach Club, Algarve