European travelers have chosen Lisbon as Best Destination 2010. Competing in a list of 10 finalists (the others were Barcelona, London, Bilbao, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Lyon, and Helsinki), Lisbon was singled out by the European Consumers Association based in Brussels for having been able to preserve its soul and cultural riches. Other factors that weighed on the judging was quality of life and infrastructure, as well as cultural and touristic attractions.
The European Consumers Association distinguishes several products of different categories every year, but this was the first time it singled out cities. Special judges and European consumers make the evaluations.
This is not the first major travel distinction received by Lisbon in the past few months, having won Europe’s Leading Destination, Best City Break, and Leading Cruise Destination at the World Travel Awards last October.
More information about the European Consumers Choice Award: European Consumers Choice Award: Best Destination – Lisbon