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The most amazing travel destination of the year is …

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Wondering where to go in the holidays to mark the end of the year? Choose Portugal we say, for it has been called the destination of the year by a popular travel magazine.Travel +Leisure magazine has actually selected the European country for"showing a dynamism that feels fresh and distinctive." Editors of the United States travel magazine stated the European country their choice for the most amazing location of 2016, mentioning its admirable recuperate from an economic crisis and its robust tourism landscape as leading reasons for bestowing Portugal with the lofty title.And they have the numbers to show it. In between 2015 and 2016, United States travel to the nation increased 22 %. International travel also grew 10%. Portugal was selected for its admirable recuperate from a recession and its robust tourist landscape.(Shutterstock )More than 40 new hotels, a lot of them high-end, opened in 2016, while Portuguese airline

TAP achieved its best efficiency in 60 years in October thanks to a 119 percent development in North American bookings.All this after hitting bottom a few years back, when the country discovered itself on the verge of personal bankruptcy at the height of Europe's recession. Other advantages include climate and affordability.Editors likewise made a laundry list of reasons for Portugal's growing appeal: year-round temperate weather indicates there's no such thing as a

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Portugal is also chosen by visitors for its climate and price. (Shutterstock)

Compared with its neighbours, Portugal remains reasonably affordable. And for US and Canadian tourists on the Eastern seaboard, the country is just 7 hours away.The nation's

abundant and varied landscape is likewise stated to provide something for everyone.For beachcombers,

there's the seaside town of Comporta. For wine lovers, there's Douro Valley, and for adrenaline junkies there's sailing, hiking, rock climbing, surfing and wildlife identifying in the Azores.The full story appears in the December issue of Travel +Leisure.


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