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Portugal takes title of World’s Best Golf Destination

in Sport · 05-12-2013 15:02:00 · 3 Comments

Portugal has been crowned the World’s Best Golf Destination in the prestigious 2013 World Travel Awards held in Doha, Qatar on Saturday night.

Portugal takes title of World’s Best Golf Destination

Known as the ‘Oscars’ of the tourism industry the World Travel Awards were established in 1993 and serve to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.
The 2013 World Travel Awards Grand Final was hosted at a glittering ceremony at La Cigale Hotel in Doha, Qatar on 30 November 2013.
The industry’s elite - including CEOs of leading travel companies, government ministers and tourism board chiefs - travelled from around the globe to join guests of honour HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad al-Thani, chairperson of Qatar Museums Authority and Sheikh Jassim bin Abdulaziz al-Thani to celebrate the very best travel and tourism brands.
Portugal fared impressively well, scooping five golden statuettes following 15 nominations.
Three Portuguese hotels were distinguished with accolades during the glitzy prize-giving ceremony: the Conrad Algarve Hotel in Quinta do Lago (Almancil) was voted the World’s Leading Luxury Leisure Resort & Spa; the exclusive Vila Joya (Albufeira, Algarve) won the title of World’s Leading Boutique Resort, and Madeira’s The Vine hotel scooped the title of the World’s Leading Design Hotel.
Rounding off the five awards was Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua, which was chosen as the World’s Leading Conservation Company.
This year Portugal achieved three more ‘World’ awards than last year, when it walked away with just two.
Speaking to daily newspaper Correio da Manhã earlier this week, Portugal’s State Secretary for Land Ordaining and Nature Conservation Miguel Castro Neto said the award for Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua is “extraordinarily relevant” as it is a worldwide-recognised award that acknowledges “not only the excellence of Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua in the field of conservation, but is also something that we see as a strategic centre for our country, a sign that we have the potential to make Portugal a destination for nature conservation and biodiversity tourism.”

Comments

@Fred Pires - The country as a whole won best golf destination. There is another award for best golf resort.

The article sadly did forget to link to source materials:

http://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-worlds-leading-golf-destination-2013
by Mike from USA on 11-12-2013 07:49:00
You got it in one, Fred - it's the entire country
by Shay from Lisbon on 06-12-2013 12:54:00
"Portugal takes title of World’s Best Golf Destination"Did the writer accidentally forget to mention the name of the Golf Course or is the entire country a Golf Destination magnate?
by Fred Pires from USA on 05-12-2013 10:50:00

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