Portugal was chosen as the favorite destination of the readers of the USA Today portal, ahead of countries like Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. Portugal ranks 12th in the list of the Social Progress Index, the Environmental Perfomance Index and the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap, which assesses more liberal and better societies to live in 2017.
The main points of attraction of Portugal are its culture, gastronomy and wines, beaches, golf, history, diversity of landscapes and the hospitality of the Portuguese people, considered very affable, available and honest.
The Port of Lisbon won the World Travel Awards as the best cruise port in Europe.
The city of Lisbon receives the prize of best destination of cruises of Europe. The city of Lisbon is the winner of the 2017 edition of the Wallpaper Design Awards, which elect people, places and products that they consider to have been the best, and the Portuguese capital has won the category of “Best City”.
The jury placed Lisbon ahead of cities such as San Francisco (USA) and Vienna (Austria), highlighting the construction of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) in Belém and the inaugural edition of the ARCOLisboa art fair, Triennial of Architecture.
The city of Lisbon is a finalist for “exceptionally good performance” in promoting more sustainable urban transport, announced today the European Commission’s representation in Portugal.
Lisbon was chosen instead of Amsterdam to host the Web Summit, the biggest event of entrepreneurship, technology and innovation to be held in Parque das Nações until 2018.