National Tourism Award: application deadline extended until June 7

Promoting, encouraging and distinguishing the best companies, practices and projects in the sector in Portugal is the main objective of the PNT – National Tourism Award, an initiative of Expresso and BPI. Applications for the 6th edition of the PNT, in the areas of Authentic Tourism, Gastronomic Tourism, Inclusive Tourism, Innovative Tourism and Sustainable Tourism, which have been maintained since the first edition , are done exclusively online, on the PNT page, at www.premionacionalturismo.ptand are open until a new date: June 7th.

Applications presented in the different categories will be evaluated again by Deloitte, Technical Committees and a Jury. Innovation, sustainability and training are some of the transversal criteria used for this evaluation and election of winners. The PNT rewards companies, public projects and personalities that stand out in the five defined categories but also recognizes those who have stood out in the last year, due to the work carried out in the sector, with the Personality Award.

Montebelo Alcobaça Historic Hotel


Montebelo Mosteiro Alcobaça Historic Hotel and the Agità gueda Art Festival were awarded equally in the Authentic Tourism category, the Razão Restaurant by Octávio Freitas, in Madeira, was the winner in the Gastronomic Tourism category, unique – An Este Oeste project and Semear, in Lisbon, won the Inclusive Tourism award, the Ultra Blue project Island by Azores Trail Run won in the Innovative Tourism category and, in the Sustainable Tourism category, AQUA+Hotéis – Ãgua in the right measure and Boom Festival 2022 were also winners equally.

The big news of PNT 2023 was the awarding of the Personality Award for the first time and replacing the Career Award. Luís Araújo, who served as president of Turismo de Portugal between February 2016 and June 2023, was chosen by the PNT Jury.

Remember that in 2023, the award broke the record for applications, with a total of 768 distributed across the five categories.

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Francesco Giganti

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