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Porto elected Best City Destination in Europe 2022

Porto elected Best City Destination in Europe 2022
Porto. · 04 Oct 2022
Porto was elected Best City Destination in Europe 2022, during the 29th edition of the World Travel Awards (WTA), a ceremony held this saturday (01/10) in Palma de Mallorca (Spain). The award, which once again places the city in the elite of the best European destinations, was received by the Councillor for Tourism and Internationalisation, Catarina Santos Cunha.

In this category, Porto competed alongside cities such as Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Rome, Venice and Vienna.

Porto was also competing for Best European Destination for Urban Escape, Best European Cultural Destination and Best European Metropolitan Seaside Destination.

The World Travel Awards cover the entire spectrum of the travel and tourism industry, from hotels, resorts and destinations to airlines and tour operators worldwide, and are recognised globally as a mark of excellence. It was founded in 1993 and is now in its 29th year. Each year it tours the world with the Grand Tour - regional gala ceremonies to recognise excellence in each continent.

The World Travel Awards gala ceremonies are considered landmark events in the travel calendar, attended by key decision-makers, as well as industry influencers and media. The programme, as well as, its winners and sponsors are represented globally in the press, with daily new content on various platforms.

Despite all the constraints, the 2021 annual World Travel Awards voting figures broke a record of 2.3 million valid votes, with more people taking part than in any other year in the WTA's 29-year history, representing a huge vote of confidence for the recovery of the travel and tourism industry.