Historic Lisbon, Portugal's capital, continues to expand while remaining at the top of the old continent's capitals, winning the most prestigious international tourism awards.
World Travel Awards – the global initiative to recognize and reward excellence in travel and tourism – has announced the winners of its Europe 2020 programme. Portugal was elected, for the fourth consecutive year, as the Leading Destination in Europe.
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Portugal - alongside with Saudi Arabia, Cancun (Mexico), Barcelona and Seville (Spain) - is one of the first tourist destinations to receive the "Safe Travels" global safety and hygiene stamp, created by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) to recognise governments and businesses around the world which have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Lisbon, the city that leads all the "best travel destination" top charts in the last few years, is an undiscovered pearl, even for people who've already visited it. There is a hidden secret in each corner. If you still don't have plans for when this confinement period ends, keep reading about Lisbon: you'll immediately have plenty.
Portugal was awarded the ITB Earth Award 2019. This annual award highlights destinations with a strategy for tourism that favours sustainable development and contributes to fighting climate change and environmental degradation.