Condé Nast Traveller Chose Portugal As The Best European Destination Of 2019 ♦ Readers of the most famous travel magazine on the planet has placed our country in the top 3 worldwide, with Indonesia and Thailand. It is another important distinction, in a long list of prizes that our country has been accumulating with regard to tourism. What is probably the most famous and reputed travel magazine in the world, Condé Nast Traveler, published Monday, October 7, 2019, of its reader’s favourite destinations? And Portugal is there, as the third best destination in the world – and the best in Europe. Secrets From Portugal brings you this amazing news: Start packing and come visit us! .
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In just one year, Portugal has risen 15 places in the ranking of the best tourist destinations in the world decided by readers of Condé Nast Traveler, a North American travel magazine. The country moved from 18th place in 2018 to third place this year. The 32nd annual edition of this important ranking had the vote of 600 thousand people. More than half a million tourists, visitors, readers from around the world think Portugal is the best European destination. France, the most visited country on the continent, reports the portal “MSN”, failed, for example, a place in the top 20.
This ranking provides an overview of the most popular destinations at the moment, being reported worldwide, and is considered a bible for travellers. Here are chosen better small towns, and big ones too; best cruise ships, best hotels and restaurants, islands, resorts, spas, trains, airlines and airports from around the world. In addition to “Best Countries in the World in 2019” – it is in this list, the most desired, that Portugal comes in third and the best position in Europe.
In this list, only Indonesia, first, and Thailand, second, surpass us. The World Top Five is completed with Sri Lanka, fourth, and South Africa, fifth. Our country has risen 15 places compared to last year: in 2018 it was 18th. Turismo de Portugal has reacted and pointed out that this vote is made exclusively by readers who rate and share their recent travel experiences in cities, countries, islands, hotels, resorts, spas, ships.
This year, the Portuguese country also scores points in the global top of spas. Vila Vita Parc in Porches, Algarve, was in 3rd place, while Six Senses Douro Valley in Lamego was in 13th position.
The best islands in the world are the Boracay of the Philippines, the Whitsunday Islands of Australia, the islands of Puerto Rico and the Croatian island of Hvar. Best Spa Destination: Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India. Portugal has two Spas on this list: Vila Vita Parc, in Porches, Algarve, and third, and Six Senses Douro Valley, in Lamego, in 13th.
This year has been fruitful for Portugal in terms of prizes. By June, it had already received 25 World Travel Awards, known as the “Tourism Oscars”. Among the main awards were: “Best European Tourist Destination”, “Best City Break Destination” and “Best Cruise Port” (Lisbon), “Best Island Destination” (Madeira) and “Best Tourism Development Project” ( Paiva Walkways).