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“Best European destination”: Portugal sweeps board at World Travel Awards

“Best European destination”: Portugal sweeps board at World Travel Awards

Portugal has won the World Travel Awards coveted title as “Best European Destination” for the first time in a hotly-contested contest that saw the country pitch against former winners Greece, Italy, Spain, and France, as well as northern countries including the UK, Norway, Austria, Sweden and Switzerland.

Said a delighted secretary of state for tourism Ana Mendes Godinho, the vote, which took place in St Petersburg, Russia, shows “the whole country is an incredible package worth visiting”.

The result follows “everyone’s efforts to turn Portugal into a touristic destination of excellence, with unique diversity in what it has to offer, extended across the territory”, she said – adding that winning is “a clear indication” that Portugal is “on the right track”.

Read more in the Algarve Resident