World Travel Awards - Portugal Worlds Best Destination 2017
Credit to WTA

For the 3rd year in a row, in 2019, Portugal has won the World Travel Awards as World’s Leading Destination.

Besides taking the highest award, Portugal also brought several other highest distinctions home, including World’s Leading Tourist Board (Turismo de Portugal), World’s Leading Tourism Authority (Visit Portugal), World’s Leading Conservation Company (Parques de Sintra) as well as World’s Leading Luxury Resort (Pine Cliffs Resort, Algarve).

Its capital city Lisbon is also named World’s Leading City Break Destination, while Madeira Island won World’s Leading Island Destination.

On December 10th 2017, took place the 24th edition of the prestigious World Travel Awards – regarded as “Tourism Oscars” in the industry – where Portugal won the title of World’s Leading Destination 2017 and swept 6 other distinctive awards.

In the ceremony held in Phu Quoc, Vietnam, Portugal came in first place for World’s Leading Destination among a list of strong competing countries including Brazil, Greece and Indonesia, becoming the first European country to earn this acclaim.

Now, Portugal has become the 1st country to win the competition 3 times in a row.

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If you haven’t decided yet where to go on your next vacation, Portugal clearly presents itself as an optimal choice.

Born in Paris, Guillaume Picard has spent years immersing himself in diverse cultures, living everywhere from Asia's hubs like Singapore and Bali, to European destinations such as Portugal and Italy. Now, as the CMO of TourScanner, he's at the helm of a platform that echoes his passion for travel. Guillaume oversees the content, particularly the blog, offering readers firsthand insights and tales from his global escapades.