Lisbon Wins Europe’s Best Destination in the World Travel Awards


The 2009 edition of the World Travel Awards took place this weekend and Lisbon was the big winner. The Portuguese capital won Europe’s Leading Destination as well as Best City Break and Leading Cruise Destination. Described as the “Oscars” of the travel industry, these awards single out the best in travel, from hotels to airlines, to destinations, and two other prizes for Portugal were Best Golf Resort to Marriott Praia D’El Rei in Obidos and Best Boutique Resort to Algarve‘s Vila Joya.
Other awards included Best Airline which went to Germany’s Lufthansa, Best Low-Cost Airline to EasyJet, the Best Airport is Zurich‘s, and the best hotel is Paris’ Le Bristol. Among other categories were Best Design Hotel (Turkey’s Adam and Eve), Best Luxury Hotel (St. Petersburg’s Grand Hotel Europe), Best Cruise Lines (Norwegian Cruise Line), and Best Beach Resort (Greece’s Minos Imperial).

This year there were thousands of votes by travel professionals from 183,000 travel agencies, tour and transport companies in over 160 countries.

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