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Portugal with 26 nominations for the World Tourism Awards

Portugal with 26 nominations for the World Tourism Awards

After a record in World Travels European Awards ceremony - 16, won in August) - it's time for the final round of these awards which are seen as the "Oscars" of the tourism industry. Morocco receives the WTA World ceremony on November 29 and among the nominations for the best tourism (including travel technology or across borders) Portugal is represented by Lisbon, Algarve and Madeira and also by EuroAtlantic, DouroAzul, Sintra Natural Parks, TAP and Portuguese Tourism organism, and some of the biggest Portuguese hotel industry names. In 2013, Portugal wons five WTA world awards, including The Best Golf Destination and awards for Sintra Natural Parks, and the best hotels for The Vine, Conrad Algarve and Vila Joya.

Among the main nominations is Lisbon, cited as the world's best destination for an urban getaway and also for two awards: best destination and best cruise port. Algarve and Madeira also compete for the top awards: The Algarve's beaches could distinguish the region as "leading beach destination in 2014", while Madeira could be declared the best island destination. Portugal Tourism is nominated for best official entity.

In business, DouroAzul compete for the best river cruise company in the world, and EuroAtlantic is nominated for best charter. The Sintra Natural Park - Monte da Lua seek retain the title of best conservation company.

In the hotel industry, the Vila Joya in Albufeira, which annually winning this award, is again nominated for best boutique hotel and also for best boutique resort; Conrad Algarve shines into three categories (resort, luxury resort and leisure resort).

In other different categories are Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle, nominated for best sports academy; and Pestana Porto Santo, candidate for best all-inclusive. Choupana Hillls and The Vine in Madeira Island, Bairro Alto Hotel in Lisbon and Pine Cliffs, Vila Vita, and Martinhal Algarve, complete the nominees.

Beyond borders, Portugal is still nominates for the Tivoli hotels: Tivoli Ecoresort Praia do Forte has two nominations, for best family hotel and best spa resort.

In WTA world ceremony will also be awarded prizes for the best travel technologies, where TAP is candidate for the best airline company site and the (the Portuguese tourism official website) is candidate for the best official entity site.

Voting for these "Oscars" is online until 26 October in:

The final ceremony will take place on November 29 in Marrakech - Morocco.


. Best company for charter flights: euroAtlantic Airways
. Best beach destination - Algarve
. Best destination for urban escapades - Lisbon
. Best cruise port - Lisbon
. Best cruise destination - Lisbon
. Best island destination - Madeira
. Best company for storage - Parques de Sintra - Monte da Lua
. Best river cruise company - DouroAzul
. Best official tourism body - Turismo de Portugal
. Best sports academy - Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle
. Best all-inclusive resort - Pestana Porto Santo Beach Resort & Spa
. Best boutique hotel - Vila Joya
. Best boutique resort - Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa
. Best boutique resort - Vila Joya
. Best design hotel - The Vine Hotel
. Best hotel residences - Pine Cliffs Residence
. Best "landmark" hotel - Bairro Alto Hotel
. Best leisure resort - Conrad Algarve
. Best luxury resort - Conrad Algarve
. Best resort - Conrad Algarve
. Best villa resort - Martinhal Beach Resort & Hotel
. Best romantic resort - Vila Vita Parc
. Best family hotel - Ecoresort Tivoli Praia do Forte (Salvador de Bahia, Brazil)
. Best spa resort - Ecoresort Tivoli Praia do Forte (Salvador de Bahia, Brazil)

. Airline Site: TAP
. Official Tourism Site:

Source: O Público 

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