During the grand finale of the World Travel Awards, projects relating to tourism were rewarded. Portugal has won twelve awards, including that of the first metropolitan seaside destination in the world for its capital Lisbon. It is therefore a real triumph for the Pays des Carnations. In this article, find out more information about the World Travel Awards 2022.
Meaning of the World Travel Awards
The World Travel Awards are considered the “Oscars of Tourism”. This program began in 1993 and aims to recognize the work done in the tourism industry on a global level to boost the competitiveness and quality of this field. The selection of nominees is made globally by thousands of industry professionals, who choose their favorites each year.
Portugal wins several awards
Portugal was nominated in the categories “World's Leading Destination 2022”, “World's Leading Family Destination 2022” and “World's Leading Nature Destination 2022”. During the awards ceremony, the country won twelve prizes.
Voting for these international awards is made by the general public and more than 200 travel and tourism agency professionals from 000 countries. To vote for the World Travel Awards, it is necessary to register and confirm your email address. Voting could be done until October 160, and the awards ceremony (World Travel Awards Grand Final Gala Ceremony 20) was held at Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton hotel in Oman, on November 2022. .
The most outstanding awards received by Portugal
Porto was chosen as the best urban destination in the world and Lisbon wins in the category of best coastal metropolitan destination. In addition, Madeira wins again, for the eighth time, the title of best island destination. TAP also won Best Airline for Flights to Africa and Best Airline for Flights to South America.
As far as the national projects are concerned, two of them stand out:
- Paiva Trails has once again won the World Travel Award for Best Adventure Tourism Attraction;
- The Dark Sky Alqueva, the Portuguese-American territory that allows you to admire the night sky without interference, wins the responsible tourism award;
Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, also a multiple winner, was distinguished as the best conservation company. Alongside this, the Portuguese company Amazing Evolution was declared the best boutique hotel operator. Other “Oscars” have been awarded to Portuguese luxury hotels, including Olissippo Lapa Palace (classic hotel), Dunas Douradas Beach Club (villas and golf resort) and Pestana Palace Lisboa (best luxury business hotel).
Awards received by other countries
During the 2022 World Travel Awards, Vietnam also won several awards, including Urban Getaway for Hanoi, Natural Island Destination for Phu Quoc. The country is also the best heritage destination.
Jamaica is the best destination for cruises and, for honeymoons, nothing beats Saint Lucia in the Caribbean. Dubai, on the other hand, is the best for business trips and Oman was chosen as the nature destination. Among the list of emerging destinations to watch, you can find Batumi, Georgia.
Other big winners include Qatar Airways (Best Airline), Emirates (Best Civil Aviation Brand), AirAsia (Best Low Cost), Ritz-Carlton Aman (Luxury Hotel and Spa) and Jumeirah Al Naseem (Best hotel, United Arab Emirates).