World Travel Awards elected the best 2017 destinations in Europe: the hotspot is Portugal

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, Portugal. A street that passes the main church in the old town.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:

    Destination: Portugal
    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.

Falesia beach in Algarve, Portugal.Falesia Beach in Algarve, Portugal.

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