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Portugal voted 'best European destination' third year running

albufeirabeachDeputy Minister of the Economy, Pedro Siza Vieira has spoken, "it is a great pleasure to receive the 'Oscar' for Best European Destination for the third consecutive year. In recent years, Portugal has become a must-see and irresistible destination. "

“… the fact that we have won this distinction in a row shows that our strategy is right, yields and is consistent."

The politician was in Madeira at the World Travel Awards as Portugal’s tourism sector continued to win prize after prize, notably being selected as the best European tourist destination.

Portugal was awarded this prize in 2017, 2018 and again on Saturday, showing the international recognition of the destination.

Pedro Siza Vieira, says that this distinction "shows how we are at the top of the preferences of international tourists."

Portugal won 39 awards, with Lisbon receiving the award for best city break destination and best cruise port. Madeir was voted as the best island destination.

The Passadiços do Paiva won in two categories: best tourism development project and best adventure tourist attraction. The Dark Sky Alqueva Observatory received the European prize for responsible tourism. Pestana hotels were honored with four awards and Turismo de Portugal received the award of the best official tourist agency.

The minister added that "it is a special pride to see that, once we have been elected the most sustainable destination in Europe in March, we will continue to win sustainability awards, as in the Passadiços do Paiva and the Dark Sky Alqueva. We are getting closer to being the most sustainable destination in the world."

 

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0 #7 Darcy 2019-06-11 14:45
Quoting Ed:
Quoting Mr T Roll:
[quote name="Jim Williams"]Yet again this will be official Government organised Portuguese using different identities flooding the feedback comments and voting to get their country winning this award.
Congratulations Jim you have been nominated for the most idiotic sentence written in ADN this week.
The rest of your rant is just more deceitful lies that only show what sort of person you are.

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GET A GRIP ..........
Please try to stop these silly season commens that are simply misleading nonsense and offensive.
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0 #6 Ed 2019-06-10 09:56
Quoting Mr T Roll:
Quoting Jim Williams:
Yet again this will be official Government organised Portuguese using different identities flooding the feedback comments and voting to get their country winning this award.

Congratulations Jim you have been nominated for the most idiotic sentence written in ADN this week.
The rest of your rant is just more deceitful lies that only show what sort of person you are.


Come on people - get a grip
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+4 #5 Mr T Roll 2019-06-10 08:32
Quoting Jim Williams:
Yet again this will be official Government organised Portuguese using different identities flooding the feedback comments and voting to get their country winning this award.

Congratulations Jim you have been nominated for the most idiotic sentence written in ADN this week.
The rest of your rant is just more deceitful lies that only show what sort of person you are.
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+2 #4 Luz Rez 2019-06-10 08:04
Quoting Jim Williams:
Yet again this will be official Government organised Portuguese using different identities flooding the feedback comments and voting to get their country winning this award. No more than a variation on the 13 years of trolling that has so harassed the Madeleine McCann parents and is featured in today's Daily Star. A top UK kidnap cop reminding us that the younger brother and sister are now at 'internet' age and so any search of their family will yield the horrendously lunatic abuse Portuguese trolls have been hurling at their parents.
It is long past time that UK journalists explained the trigger for this inferiority neurosis - the Contra os Bretoes chorus in the Portuguese anthem which so handicaps so many of us British here! Don't waste time asking a Portuguese - a Dutchman or German will confirm this 'original' anthem!

Another person with a persecution complex or is it the same sorry soul using a different name?
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0 #3 Darcy 2019-06-10 08:03
Quoting Jim Williams:
Yet again this will be official Government organised Portuguese using different identities flooding the feedback comments and voting to get their country winning this award. No more than a variation on the 13 years of trolling that has so harassed the Madeleine McCann parents and is featured in today's Daily Star. A top UK kidnap cop reminding us that the younger brother and sister are now at 'internet' age and so any search of their family will yield the horrendously lunatic abuse Portuguese trolls have been hurling at their parents.
It is long past time that UK journalists explained the trigger for this inferiority neurosis - the Contra os Bretoes chorus in the Portuguese anthem which so handicaps so many of us British here! Don't waste time asking a Portuguese - a Dutchman or German will confirm this 'original' anthem!

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+2 #2 Jack Reacher 2019-06-10 07:52
Im gutted that Albufeira and Praia da Rocha failed to win any accolade or mention. The local councils have succesfully made these zones quality tourist attractions...for the burger, chips, binge drinking, smoking, fighting masses.
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-5 #1 Jim Williams 2019-06-09 19:51
Yet again this will be official Government organised Portuguese using different identities flooding the feedback comments and voting to get their country winning this award. No more than a variation on the 13 years of trolling that has so harassed the Madeleine McCann parents and is featured in today's Daily Star. A top UK kidnap cop reminding us that the younger brother and sister are now at 'internet' age and so any search of their family will yield the horrendously lunatic abuse Portuguese trolls have been hurling at their parents.
It is long past time that UK journalists explained the trigger for this inferiority neurosis - the Contra os Bretoes chorus in the Portuguese anthem which so handicaps so many of us British here! Don't waste time asking a Portuguese - a Dutchman or German will confirm this 'original' anthem!
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