Porto The European Best Destination 2017
Porto was distinguished as the best European destination in 2017.
The Invicta city, was the most voted in 174 countries and overcomes the competition of 19 other destinations, winning another important distinction.
Porto is nowadays a city of culture, innovation and great economic development, being increasingly to live and work. At the same time, it ranks as one of the most sought-after destinations in leisure tourism, registering almost 1.5 million tourists in 2016. Data for the last year also indicate that this was the best ever for Tourism and reinforce the enormous a positive impact of this sector on the national and international dissemination of Porto and Northern Portugal, job creation, economic consolidation, combating seasonality and injecting private capital into the local economy.
Porto has grown steadily every year and to prove it is, for example, the fact that Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport has exceeded the barrier of nine million passengers over the past year, and it is hoped that this year , an increase of close to 20 percent. It should be noted that the “Best European Destination” is awarded via online voting on the website of the European Best Destination, an organization dedicated to European tourism promotion, based in Brussels, and pre-screening the cities for the competition.
The conquest of this title is therefore a victory for all those who demonstrated the maximum commitment and involvement in the project, which united the city and reinforced the position of the country in the issue of tourist attractiveness of the destination.
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Source: European Best Destinations