If you are looking for ideas and inspiration for your next holiday at a popular tourist destination, here are some award-winning recommendations. The World Travel Awards is an annual event for travel industry professionals who vote for the best destinations and service providers. The big winner in 2017 was Portugal.
Aveiro old town in Portugal.
As an overall European travel destination, Portugal received the most votes. Algarve was chosen as the best beach destination, and Madeira as the most attractive island. Saint Petersburg in Russia and Geneva in Switzerland were the best city destinations.
Here are Europe’s leading destinations and travel service providers in 2017 as chosen by the World Travel Awards:
Beach Destination: Algarve, Portugal
Island Destination: Madeira Islands, Portugal
City Destination: Saint-Petersburg, Russia
City Break Destination: Geneva, Switzerland
Cruise Destination: Venice, Italy
Cruise Line: Norwegian Cruise Line
Cruise Port: Porto de Lisboa, Portugal
Resort: Forte Village Resort, Italy
Beach Resort: Hotel Quinta do Lago, Portugal
All-Inclusive Resort: Pestana Porto Santo All Inclusive Beach & Spa Resort, Portugal
Family Resort: Domes of Elounda, Greece
Fully Integrated Resort: Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa, Turkey
Casino Resort: Lopesan Costa Meloneras, Spain
Theme Park Resort: Disneyland Paris, France
Villa Resort: Las Colinas Golf & Country Club, Spain
Green Hotel: Sandymount Hotel, Ireland
Green Resort: Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda, Italy
Airline: Turkish Airlines
Low-Cost Airline: Norwegian
Airport: Zurich Airport, Switzerland
You can view all the winning categories at the World Travel Awards web site. America, Asia, Caribbean and other regions have their own winners listed there as well. World Travel Awards acknowledges, rewards and celebrates excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.