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Portugal won 23 awards in the World Tourism 'Oscars' ceremony!

Portugal won 23 awards in the World Tourism 'Oscars' ceremony!

The 23th edition of the World Travel Awards'16, known as 'The Tourism Oscars' because of their importance for the sector, was held yesterday, September 04, in Sardinia (Italy).

Of all the categories to which it was nominated, Portugal achieved the main distinction in 23, 9 more than in 2015 and a clear proof of the positive momentum that the tourism sector is currently facing.

"Paiva Passadeiros" were one of the surprises of the night and managed to bring to Arouca the Most Innovative project in Europe. But there is more national tourist glories to highlight in the Old Continent.

TAP wins two awards and was voted Best Airline to fly to Africa and South America. TAP magazine , UP Magazine, was ranked the best in the business.

Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive & Spa Beach Resort got the Best Resort all-inclusive Europe award, while the Algarve was voted Best European Beach Destination and Vila Joya won in the category of Best Boutique Hotel. In the other hand the best Boutique Resort Europe was delivered to Choupana Hills Resort & Spa.

Continuing in Resorts range, Conrad Algarve was voted Best Luxury Resort & Spa in Europe and thinking in the families, Pine Cliffs Resort, a Luxury Collection Resort, was ranked as the Best Family Resort. Monte Santo Resort won the award for Most Romantic Resort of the Old Continent.

The Best Business Hotel in Europe prize was to Myriad by SANA Hotels and the best Design Hotel was delivered to the Altis Belém Hotel & Spa The Epic Sana Hotel Algarve won the MICE Hotels premium - Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhbitions.

Lisbon was voted the best cruise destination in Europe, with Lisbon harbour achieving maximum European award for 'best cruise harbour.

In Villas Hotel category, the top prize at European level was for Private Villas at Vila Vita Parc.

The Vine Hotel was chosen as the best Hotel and Spa Islands, while the Bairro Alto Hotel was distinguished as the Best Monument Hotel in Europe.

Turismo de Portugal won the prize of the Tourist Office.

. Best Airline flying to Africa - TAP
. Best Airline flying to South America - TAP
. Best All-inclusive resort - Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive & Spa Beach Resort
. Best beach destination in Europe - Algarve
. Best Beach Resort - Hotel Quinta do Lago
. Best Boutique hotel - Vila Joya
. Best Boutique resort - Choupana Hills Resort & Spa
. Best Business hotel - Myriad by SANA Hotels
. Best Cruise Destination - Lisbon
. Best Cruise port - Port of Lisbon
. Best Design hotel - Altis Belém Hotel & Spa
. Best Resort Family - Pine Cliffs Resort
. Best Villas hotel - Private Villas at Vila Vita Parc
. Best Destination islands - Madeira
. Best Hotel and Spa Islands - The Vine Hotel Madeira
. Best Hotel Monument - Bairro Alto Hotel
. Best Tourist Resort & Luxury Spa - Conrad Algarve
. Best Hotel MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing, Exhibitions) - EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
. Best Magazine Inflight - Up Magazine
. Best Company river cruises in Europe - Douro Azul
. Best Tourism Development project - Walkways Paiva
. Best Tourist Office - Tourism Portugal
. Best Resort more romantic - Monte Santo Resort

. Best Boutique hotel - Terra Nosta Garden Hotel
. Best Business Hotel - Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel
. Best Conference Hotel - Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa
. Best Design Hotel - Altis Belém Hotel & Spa
. Best Family Resort - Hotel Quinta do Lago
. Best Green Hotel - Quinta do Lorde Resort, Hotel & Marina
. Best Hotel - Belmond Reid's Palace
. Best Hotel Residences - Troia Design Hotel, Blue and Green Hotel
. Best Suite - Roof Garden Suite, Conrad Algarve
. Best Resort - Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Golf Resort & Spa
. Best Apartments - Altis Suites
. Best Spa Resort - Espinheiro Convent, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa
. Best Villa Resort - Dunas Douradas Beach Club

Source: Observador

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