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Porto is the best European destination of 2013


Porto was named by Lonely Planet as the best of 10 holiday destinations of choice in Europe in 2013, in new international distinction promoted by leading global publisher in the publication of guidebooks.

Porto car hire best destination 2013According to reports from the Tourism Association of Porto (ATP), the Port and the Douro region was ranked 'first' by the editors and columnists of Lonely Planet Travel, a list that also includes Budapest (Hungary), Moravia (Czech Republic) , Bern (Switzerland), Marseille (France), Zagreb (Croatia), Copenhagen (Denmark), Cinque Terre (Italy), North Iceland and Northern Ireland, writes Lusa.

The Lonely Planet list for 2013 includes destinations that their editors classified as hot spots to visit, as well as cities already known, but they now have something new to offer.

'In your selection, Lonely Planet favored the cities, such as Port, offering culture, history and outdoor adventures outside of the circuit of the most popular cities in Europe and is a great pride for us to see the Port and the Douro region in figure first on the list, "explains Helena Gonçalves, executive director of the Tourism Association of Porto.

According to the official "are international distinctions like this that increase the visibility of the destination and are growing each year the number of foreign visitors."

Helena Gonçalves proved that the Tourism Association of Porto supported the team in attualização the Lonely Planet guide for the Port and the Douro Valley region, "is scheduled for an early press trip for the magazine Lonely Planet Traveller, aiming the publication of an article about 10 pages on the region of Porto and North of Portugal. "

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