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Portugal wins "World's Leading Destination 2017" at World Travel Awards

Portugal wins "World's Leading Destination 2017" at World Travel Awards

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Portugal wins “Best European destination” and goes on to win a total of 6 awards for 2017 and is declared World's Leading Destination 2017.

 Previous award winning destinations were:

World's Leading Destination 2016: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
World's Leading Destination 2015: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
World's Leading Destination 2014: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
World's Leading Destination 2013: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
World's Leading Destination 2012: India
World's Leading Destination 2011: India
World's Leading Destination 2010: London
World's Leading Destination 2009: London
World's Leading Destination 2008: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
World's Leading Destination 2007: London
World's Leading Destination 2006: Orlando, USA
World's Leading Destination 2005: London
World's Leading Destination 2004: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
World's Leading Destination 2003: Las Vegas, USA
World's Leading Destination 2002: Paris, France
World's Leading Destination 2001: London
World's Leading Destination 2000: Las Vegas, USA
World's Leading Destination 1999: Las Vegas, USA
World's Leading Destination 1998: Las Vegas, USA
World's Leading Destination 1997: Orlando, USA
World's Leading Destination 1996: Orlando, USA

It is now Europe’s leading cruise port (Lisbon), best beach destination (Algarve), it offers the best island destination (Madeira) and has the best ‘touristic development project’ (Passadiços do Paiva, in the Arouca UNESCO Global GeoPark - devastated last year by fire, but since rebuilt).