Forbes spotlights the Douro region as a must-go destination for 2021

It’s time to go beyond and above the pandemic blues and start thinking of must-go places for 2021 (that’s right!). Take cues from Forbes magazine and be marvelled with Douro and its vineyards.

Tourism campaign “O Norte Lá em Cima”: second phase will address foreign tourists

Porto Tourism Association (ATP) and Tourism of Porto and Northern Portugal (TPNP) launch a joint campaign with the goal of promoting Porto, Douro, Minho and Trás-os-Montes, as memorable tourism destinations in the country, among foreign tourists, to show the relevance of connecting to Porto and the Northern Region on a deeper level.

Creativity says Porto and the Northern Region

The tourism campaign themed ““Lá em Cima” [“Up There”, free translation], launched in July 2020, by the Porto Tourism Association (ATP) and the Tourism of Porto and Northern Portugal (TPNP), was granted awards in three categories of the Prémios Lusófonos da Criatividade (Lusophone Creativity Awards, free translation]: a Silver award for the copy, in the Production Category, and two Bronze awards in the Digital Category, for the efficacy, both for the digital campaign and the web video.

This is a top landmark in Porto and it is a statement about its history

The San Francisco Church is a gothic church located in the parish of São Nicolau, in Porto historic centre. The construction started in the 14th century as part of a Franciscan Convent, and throughout the 17th century, several altarpieces were crafted and the entire church interior was refurbished. The main gilded wood altarpieces are on display in the church.

Porto is spotlighted as number one Best of the World 2021 (and beyond) cultural experience destination

National Geographic Traveller UK states that “whether you’re interested in the arts, culinary culture or history, 2021 brings a host of new museums, festivals and anniversaries to mark”, and Porto is the number one choice in the eight shortlisted places.

Portugal is Best European Destination for the 4th year running and Porto is World's Leading City Break 2020

The supreme Tourism Oscars, aka World Travel Awards 2020 state that Portugal is the Best European Destination for the 4th year running and Porto is the World's Leading City Break Destination 2020.

Porto is among the friendliest cities in Europe by Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards 2020

The great news, not a novelty, though, as The Invicta has been included in several world rankings by Condé Nast for the past years, is that Porto is shortlisted as the fourth friendliest City in the World, as voted by readers of Condé Nast Traveller in the Readers' Choice Awards 2020. You know, "the places with the smiliest, most welcoming people" are waiting for visitors.

Vote for Porto as the World's Leading City Break Destination 2020. Voting deadline is 25th October.

Porto is candidate to the World's Leading City Break Destination 2020. Here is how things work: travellers can vote for their preferred destination, the one that gave them the "right" chills and a positive and lifelong experience. Vote now.

World's Leading City Break Destination 2020? Porto, Portugal, for sure

Porto is a glorious candidate to the World's Leading City Break Destination 2020. No doubt about that. The Invicta is the city where travellers can experience urban and rustic atmosphere combined in a city whose origins are cemented with hard work and ingenuity. You decide who wins, so vote for the best Leading City Break Destination in the world, as voting time is running till 25th October.

Porto ranks 7th favorite big international city according to Condé Nast Traveler

The 33rd annual Readers' Choice Awards survey provides a clear picture about where travellers "in the world go to" and "what they loved" the most. And it is no surprise that Porto ranks 7th in this survey, a city that Condé Nast Traveler describes as "modern and traditional meeting" and where "chefs, artists, and designers are bringing a new spirit to the city's old-world appeal".