Portugal fields over 60 nominations for “tou...

Portugal fields over 60 nominations for “tourism Oscars”

By: Michael Bruxo

Portugal will be looking to be chosen as the World’s Leading Destination for the fourth consecutive year at the 2020 World Travel Awards (WTA), often referred to as the “Oscars” of the global tourism sector. In total, the country has fielded 62 nominations.

Last year Portugal brought home 12 ‘tourism Oscars’ and the plan will certainly be to match or exceed the number this year.

Portugal has even received some new nominations and could be named the World’s Leading Nature Destination or the World’s Leading Family Destination.

Meanwhile, the Algarve is once again in the running to be hailed the World’s Best Beach Destination.

Portugal’s list of nominees goes on and on with several entities, companies and hotels looking to bring home an award.

Voting is taking place online at until October 25. The award ceremony is scheduled for November 27 in Moscow, Russia – although whether it will go ahead is unclear.

Here’s the full list of nominations for Portugal:

Destination: Portugal
Family Destination: Portugal
Nature Destination: Portugal
City Destination: Lisbon
City Break Destination: Lisbon and Porto
Cruise Destination: Lisboa
Cruise Port: Lisboa
Beach Destination: Algarve
Island Destination: Madeira
Dive Destination: Azores
Adventure Tourism Destination: Azores
Responsible Tourism Award / Tourism Development Project: Dark Sky Alqueva, Portugal and Spain
Conservation Company: Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua
Adventure Tourist Attraction: Passadiços do Paiva
River Cruise Company: Douro Azul
City Tourist Board: Turismo de Lisboa
Tourist Board: Portugal

Airline to Africa/ Airline to Europe/ Airline to South Africa: TAP
Inflight Magazine: TAP (UP)
Charter Airline: euroAtlantic Airways

Hotels and resorts
Luxury Hotel: Belmond Reid’s Palace; Conrad Algarve
Classic Hotel: Belmond Reid’s Palace; Olissippo Lapa Palace Hotel
Boutique Hotel: Quinta da Bela Vista; Sublime Comporta
Luxury Business Hotel: Pestana Palace
City Hotel: Corinthia Hotel
Wine Hotel: L’AND Vineyards
Design Hotel: 1908 Lisboa Hotel; The Vine Hotel
Meetings & Conferences Hotel: Ria Park Hotel (Algarve)
Hotel Residences: Pine Cliffs Residence (Algarve)
Lifestyle Hotel: Pestana CR7 Lisboa
Hotel Suite: Roof Garden Suite, Conrad Algarve
Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant: Vila Joya (Algarve)
Hotel Rooftop Restaurant and Bar: SKY BAR BY SEEN, Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa
Island Resort: Vila Baleira
Luxury Leisure Resort: Conrad Algarve
Lifestyle Resort: Conrad Algarve; EPIC SANA Algarve Hotel
Beach Resort: Hotel Quinta do Lago (Algarve)
Luxury Beach Resort: Pine Cliffs Resort (Algarve)
Family Beach Resort: Vale do Lobo (Algarve)
Family Luxury Resort: Pine Cliffs Resort
Villa Resort: Martinhal Sagres (Algarve)
All-Inclusive Resort: Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive
Boutique Resort: Vila Joya
Golf & Villa Resort: Dunas Douradas Beach Club (Algarve)
Romantic Resort: Monte Santo Resort (Algarve)
Sports Academy: Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort (Algarve)
Family Villa Resort: Dunas Douradas Beach Club; Martinhal Sagres
Luxury Beach & Lifestyle Resort: Pestana Porto Santo
Luxury Resort & Villas: Dunas Douradas

Technological awards
Airline Website: TAP
Best Tourism Authority Website:
Hotel Website: Conrad Algarve

Source: Portugal Resident

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