Algarve Voted As The Best Beach Destination In Europe

"algarve tourism awards"The Algarve has been voted as the best beach destination in Europe at the prestigious World travel Awards.

The head of Algarve tourism Desiderio Silva traveled to Turkey where the awards ceremony for Europe was taking place and was said to be very pleased with the Algarve being awarded the prize for the best European beach destination – an award that highlights the facilities, beaches, resources and choices available for visitors coming to the region for a classic beach holiday.

This is the second consecutive year that the Algarve has been given such a prestigious award however it was not the only tourism Oscar that was picked up for the region.

In total the Algarve was nominated in 14 different categories and managed to come back to Portugal with five statues from the ceremony.

As well as the highly coveted award for the best beach destination in Europe the other awards won in the Algarve were for best boutique resort with the award once again being presented to Vila Joya.  The award for best luxury resort was presented to the newly opened Conrad Algarve located in the Golden Triangle.  The Algarve is known for its fantastic golf courses and resorts so it came as no surprise that the prize for the best golf resort went to a local resort and this year the lucky winner was the Hotel Quinta do Lago.  Finally the award for best villa resort went to the beautiful Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel located in the western Algarve.

While the Algarve remained the jewel in the tourism crown for Portugal at the awards there were still more awards for the Algarve  presented  at a national level.

The best business hotel and conference hotel in Portugal was given to the Ria Park Hotel and Spa, the best family resort was deemed to be Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel, the best golf resort went to the Hilton Vilamoura, the best resort was won by Hotel Quinta do Lago and the best spa resort in Portugal was won by the Blue and Green Vilalara Thalassa Resort in the central Algarve.

Head of the Algarve tourism board, Desiderico Silva, said: “Saturday night smiled on the Algarve region which saw the prize for the best beach destination in Europe being rewarded to the Algarve and other international awards and national awards.

“I am so honored to leading one of the biggest tourism destinations in the country and Europe and now the rest of the world can also see this.”

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