Portuguese resorts are considered to be the best in Europe among 26 residential tourism developments in 9 countries. According to 54 criteria in 10 categories, Portuguese holiday retreats ranked nº 1. There are many forms of tourism: recreation and leisure, healthcare, curative spa, cultural, educational, social.
For the second consecutive year, Portugal has been recognised as the top tourist destination by the World Travel Awards. At the same time, the Conrad was voted the best luxury leisure resort. The prize is the result of balloting by the general public, but is made principally by 200 thousand tourist industry professionals representing from 160 countries.
Portugal left behind competitors such as South Africa, Brazil, USA, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Vietnam, New Zealand as well as neighbouring Spain with 55 nominations and 16 first place finishes, a national record.