… in World Travel Awards
In what are considered the “Oscars” of tourism, awarded since 1993 by professionals in the sector spread over more than a hundred countries, the Azores were awarded “Best Adventure Destination”, whilst Portugal repeated the distinction of “Best Tourist Destination in Europe” in the 2022 edition of the European sector.
The World Travel Awards will be delivered at a ceremony scheduled for 11 November in Oman. In a total of more than 30 awards – among destinations, regions, products and services -, in the regional destinations component, the Azores (adventure tourism), the Algarve (beach destination), the city of Lisbon (destination for City Break, cruises and in the Seaside Metropolitan category) and also Porto (Europe’s Leading City.
Pride for Portugal
“The distinction takes on particular significance after the difficult years of the pandemic. It is with great pride that we see companies, professionals and national tourism entities being recognized by their peers at an international level. All agents in the sector are to be congratulated for being up to this challenge, which is to affirm Portugal as a tourist destination of excellence, whatever the circumstances ”, summarizes the Secretary of State for Tourism, Rita Marques, quoted in a statement.
TAP was also featured in the 29th edition of the World Travel Awards, once again being elected the “leading European airline” for Africa and also for South America.
Strong recovery work
These two distinctions, which it has held since 2014 and which “refer to very important markets” for the carrier, as CEO Christine Ourmières-Widener points out, “recognise the company’s strong recovery work”.
In a note sent this Monday to the newsrooms, the manager of French origin underlines, on the other hand, that “in addition to being an incentive, [these awards] also help to define and continuously improve the service of excellence that [it intends] to offer to customers, based on friendliness and the art of welcoming Portuguese people”