Algarve is the best beach destination in Europe - WTA

The Algarve is the best beach destination in Europe and Portugal the best golf destination. They are two of the gala awards won in the European World Travel Awards, held Saturday night in the Algarve and even awarded with "Oscars" four hotels in the Algarve. In total, there are five more awards to Portugal than in the previous edition.

Algarve Car Hire WTA awards 2012With more than three dozen nominations, Portugal went the round of the World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe with six awards overall, who joins the still gained an extra level Mediterranean and seven nationally.

But this ceremony held on Saturday at the brand new Conrad Algarve, what counts most are two distinctions that may be useful to the dissemination of tourism in Portugal and reward two niches considered vital for the sector: the country has won the "Oscar" for leading destination Golf in Algarve and can now bear the "Oscar" for best beach destination in Europe.

In the previous edition of the WTA Europe, Portugal had won an award, the best boutique resort for the Vila Joya in the Algarve. The hotel seems to be unbeatable in its category and returned to win the same prize on Saturday - in fact, is already used to winning too, in other years, worldwide.

Among the winners Portuguese are still Martinhal Beach Sagres as best villa resort, the Golden Dunes Beach Club (between Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo) as best apartments and villa complex and the host of the gala, Conrad Algarve hotel Hilton's luxury universe that opened doors in late September, as best new resort.

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