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Portugal Behind Only Indonesia and Thailand as Top Country Destination

New York, NY, October 7, 2019Conde Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, with Portugal being recognized as #3 of the Top 20 Countries of the World.

More than 600,000 Conde Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted responses, rating their most exceptional travel experiences.  The Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running recognition of excellence in the travel industry.

The full list of top 20 countries named are:

  1. Indonesia
  2. Thailand
  3. Portugal
  4. Sri Lanka
  5. South Africa
  6. Peru
  7. Greece
  8. Philppines
  9. Italy
  10. Vietnam
  11. Turkey
  12. Japan
  13. Mexico
  14. Tanzania
  15. Israel
  16. Colombia
  17. New Zealand
  18. Ireland
  19. Cambodia
  20. Croatia

“On behalf of both the people of Portugal in general – and the travel industry in particular – we couldn’t be more excited to be amongst the top three country destinations in the world,” said Luis Araujo, President of Turismo de Portugal.  “We couldn’t be happier that Conde Nast Traveler’s sophisticated readers, some of the most well-traveled people in the world, are delighted to experience what Portugal has to offer.”

Portugal is a unique gem of Europe. While the country has eight centuries of history with marvelous castles and architecture, it is also a must-visit place for foodies. Portugal has the biggest exclusive fishing zone in Europe, making seafood fresh and affordable. Local cuisine is vegetarian-friendly as well, offering hearty soups, stews and locally grown fruits and vegetables.

The 2019 Readers’ Choice Awards are published in the November issue of Conde Nast Traveler (US and UK print editions) and online at

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