Porto, the city hosting EuBea Festival 2017, wins for the third time the title of European Best Destination with a record number of 138,116 votes. This charming and lively city, with its rich cultural scene, vibrant atmosphere and cutting-edge locations, is also an ideal destination for events, as EuBea Festival delegates will have the opportunity to experience between November 15-18th, 2017.
The mobilization of Porto’s inhabitants and the Portugese was very significant, especially thanks to a quality campaign run by the city of Porto, the Porto & Norte Region and the National Tourist Office of Portugal, thereby demonstrating the will of the inhabitants of Porto to welcome travellers from all over the world.
However, it is with the votes of foreign travellers (56,8%) that Porto wins its title again. Travellers from the USA, the United Kingdom, France, Denmark, South-Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Ireland and Canada, among others, voted Porto in the first place in this competition.
Never has the choice of the winning city been so unanimous among travellers from 174 countries. After several years of strong tourism growth, Porto consolidates its position among the major European tourist destinations. A strong brand recognized throughout the world and a high quality tourist offer allow Porto to achieve the incredible feat of climbing three times to the top of this competition.
Video by Portuguese filmmaker and Porto resident Luis Lopes (Synkronos).