Portugal was elected by Americans as the best country in Europe for travelling and tourism, leading the “Top 10 Best European Countries”.
The newspaper “USA Today” and the specialized Travel portal “10 Best” launched the voting for the top 10 Best European Country, between 20 European countries chosen by “tourism industry experts.”
The final decision came from readers and users of these two American giants. End result: absolute victory for Portugal – ahead of Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, France and the UK.
“Portugal is less iconic than other well-known countries” but “offers a wide range of opportunities for travelers: charming villages, fantastic food, fascinating regional music, cultural discoveries, a beautiful coast and even world class surfing.”
Therefore, “Portugal won our reader’s hearts ensuring the sum of all votes,” says the site “USA Today”.
The final “Top 10” ranking for best country to visit in Europe was as ordered:
The remaining 10 experts appointed by the Travel Industry were Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Turkey.