World Travel Awards awards Portugal in four categories

The World Travel Awards is a prestigious international organization, who gives awards to a whole bunch of travel-related stuff, from car hire companies to in-flight magazines, based on votes from the public as well as travel industry pros. The Europe 2022 edition was held at a ceremony in Majorca at the start of this month, and the winners include a bunch of destinations that the award’s voters think should be on your radar for the coming year’s travels.

Taking the title of ‘Europe’s Leading Desti-nation’ was Portugal, with its beaches, incredible food and one of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods.

But that wasn’t the only WTA that went to Portugal this year – the country almost swept the board when it came to the prestigious destination prizes. ‘Europe’s Leading Beach Destination’ went to the Algarve, ‘Leading City Destination’ was won by Porto and ‘Leading Adventure Tourism Destination’ was topped by the Azores. Portuguese capital Lisbon, meanwhile, was crowned both ‘Leading City Break Destination’ and ‘Leading Seaside Metropolitan Destination’.