The World Travel Awards has no doubts about choosing Portugal and Lisbon as the number one destination for any person who wants to travel in 2019.
At the annual ceremony, the jury of the World Travel Awards gave a clear statement about the best place in the world to travel. Portugal renewed its 2017 title of "best destination in the world", while Lisbon became the best capital of the world, receiving the awards of "best destination city" and "best city break destination.
But the choices of tourism experts did not stop here. The "Oscars of tourism", as the World Travel Awards are known, also distinguished the island of Madeira, several Portuguese hotels and the best adventure destination - the Passadiços de Paiva in the north of Portugal.
In total, Portugal received 17 trophies, a world record.
The secret to such distinction is simple. The Portuguese people are truly friendly and like to welcome and meet people from all over the world.