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NOVEMBER 7, 2019

Web Summit - Largest Technological Event in the World

Lisbon welcomes 70,000 participants from 163 countries, and over 2.000 startups in the largest technological event in the world. Entrepreneurs and investors are looking for business and opportunities related to innovation and technology. Technology company taxation, privacy and cybersecurity, the risks of artificial intelligence and robots were featured at the conference. Join us in Lisbon in 2020.

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JUNE 9, 2019

Portugal – Leading Europe's Tourist Destination

The 26th edition of the European World Travel Awards for 2019 was held in Madeira at Belmond Reid's Palace. in 2019 Portugal was represented with more than 140 nominations, in 70 different categories. Founded in 1993, the World Travel Awards recognize annually the activity performed in the area of the tourist industry worldwide in order to encourage competitiveness and excellence in tourism. 

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MARCH 6, 2019

Sintra - one of the Most Sustainable Destinations in the World

Sintra has been named one of the World's Most Sustainable Destinations by Green Destinations, a German non-profit foundation dedicated precisely to sustainable tourism which, among other activities, makes a popular Top 100 of the world's greenest destinations. Mysterious Sintra lies to the west of Lisbon and is a verdant cultural landscape declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage site with its mystical forests crowned with castles, palaces, and grand mansions.

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2019

Portugal - World's Best Luxury Hotels

Portugal continues to be awarded primary titles at the World Luxury Hotel Awards, an international institution that provides luxury hotels honored for their excellence in service as well as world-class units and facilities. In 2019, 26 luxury hotel were recognized across different categories, such as Luxury Castle Hotel, Luxury Family Beach Resort, Luxury Rooftop View Hotel, Luxury Cultural Hotel and many more.

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2019

The Azores - World's Best Diving Destination

Diving is defined as a priority tourism product in the Azores Tourism strategic and marketing plan. The nomination for the World's Best Diving Destination will reinforce this strategy and allow local companies to continue investing in the maritime-tourism sector.

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DECEMBER 1, 2018

Lisbon - World's Leading City Destination

Many were the competitors; London, Paris, Sydney, Hong Kong, New York... but Lisbon is the city that has most to offer and won the World's Leading City Destination award of 2018.

As soon as you set foot in Lisbon, you will feel a unique emotion because the city is a rapidly developing place with a Mediterranean climate, striking architecture and incredible food. The mix of charming old world and a modern spot attracts thousands of students and professionals from all over the world, seeking a quality of personal and professional life. Not to mention tourists hungry for something fresh and different from what they already know from other capitals.

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NOVEMBER 4, 2018

Portugal - Best Golf Destination

Portugal has won the category of the World’s Best Golf Destination granted by the World Golf Awards, winning over Abu Dhabi, South Africa, Argentina, the United States, New Zealand, the Dominican Republic and Vietnam. For the 5th consecutive year, Portugal proved that its 91 golf courses are unbeatable and over 300 days of sun per year make the country the top destination for golfers.

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SEPTEMBER 29, 2018

Lisbon - Best Emerging Culture City Award

Lisbon was considered the best city in terms of emerging culture by winning the Best Emerging Culture City Award, awarded by an organization that promotes the best cultural destinations in the world, the British Leading Culture Destinations Awards. The prize was attributed to Lisbon by a jury of ten cultural creators in the areas of fashion, music, tourism, hospitality, architecture, design and art, whose work is followed by thousands of fans. 

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2017

Porto - European Best Destination

European Best Destinations is a European organization from Brussels, established to promote tourism and culture in Europe. Never has the judgment of the winning city been so unanimous among travellers from all other the world. It is with the votes of worldwide travellers from 174 countries that Porto won this European title again for the third time (2012, 2014, 2017). In 1996, the historical centre of Porto was classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

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2017 & 2018

Porto - Best Of Wine Tourism Awards

On the 2018 and 2019 editions of this prestigious competition that recognizes wine tourism offers, Porto competed in each of the seven categories: Accommodation, Wine Tourism Restaurants, Sustainable Wine Tourism Practices, Architecture and Landscape, Art and Culture, Innovative Wine Tourism Experiences and Wine Tourism Services, and won in some of them. For example, Casa do Rio 8-suite hotel at Quinta do Vallado was considered the best in the Architecture and Landscape category in 2019, featuring the ideal combination of modern architecture in nature. In 2019, the House of Sandeman Hostel & Suites was a global winner in the Accommodation category. 

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2018

Madeira - World’s Leading Island Destination

Stay updated with the latest news on Madeira with a particular focus on tourism and travel-related information, covering current flight routes, hotels, awards, statistics, trends and much more. The island was chosen by the World Travel Awards as The World’s Leading Island Destination (2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015) and Europe’s Leading Island Destination 2014.

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2018

Alentejo - Get there before everyone else does

The world is finally catching on to Alentejo. Get there before everyone else does. Lonely Planet, the world's leading travel guide publisher, is inviting its reader to Portugal's largest region. The Alentejo is sun, it's sea, it's beach, it's unspoiled nature, it's fields of olive trees, wheat and sunflowers, it's peace, it's charm, it's history, it's culture, it's gastronomy, it's wine ...

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2016

The Azores - World's Most Beautiful Place by National Geographic Traveller Magazine

The Azores archipelago appears in 1st place in a list of the 20 most beautiful places in the world, chosen by the Dutch edition of National Geographic Traveler magazine. That publication recommends a visit to the nine Azorean islands because it is hard to imagine a place better suited to nature lovers, fans of adventure sports, or anyone looking for a beacon of sustainability.

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2016

Paiva Walkways - Europe's Most Innovative Project

Paiva Walkways, on the left bank of the Paiva River in Arouca, won the most prestigious prize granted by the World Travel Awards, considered the Oscars of the tourism industry, for Europe's Most Innovative Project. This 8-km boardwalk through an authentic natural sanctuary is a profound lesson of biology, geology and archeology.

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2009

Arouca Geopark - Geological Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO

Recognized as the Geological Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, the Arouca Geopark includes 41 geosites that stand out for their uniqueness and value from the scientific, didactic and tourist point of view. This is a true open-air geological museum. A real titbit for lovers of rafting, kayaking-rafting, canyoning, canoeing, kayaking and climbing.

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