The evening was of celebration and, above all, a lot of recognition. Dozens of partners, travel agents and influencers were honored in another edition of the TAP Awards, as they were the ones that promoted the most the Company and publicized Portugal last year.
The ceremony, which took place at the Pátio da Galé, in Lisbon, on March 26, hosted around 200 guests from all over the world, including the most relevant personalities in the area of Tourism, Web, Television and the Winery sector, received by TAP’s Administration and the Marketing & Sales team of the Company.
Along with several artists who brightened the event, especially the concert of Amor Electro, which marked the official beginning of the ceremony, the Portuguese illusionist Luís de Matos was the host of the evening, bringing to the stage various tricks of illusion.
A night full of awards and recognitions
Presented in english, the tributes celebrated took place throughout the night, awarding companies among the categories: Ambassador Award TAP, Business Sales Award and TOP Agency. And, to mark its 10th anniversary in Moscow, TAP has also awarded four honorable mentions to Russian companies. See below the list of prizes.
The great novelty of this new edition of TAP Awards was a new category dedicated to influencers and opinion makers who contributed to make Portugal an attractive destination and supported the development of Tourism in Portugal. In the national territory, the presenter Cristina Ferreira was the winner of award “Influencer of the Year”, along with the distinctions attributed to the site "Best Destinations" of Brazil and Ryan Clark of the United States.
"We rewarded key partners and influencers who have helped TAP grow. Last year's results, in terms of growth, were extraordinary and we would have not achieve them without the support of all our employees and the support of our partners. “We give thanks for this", said Antonoaldo Neves, TAP CEO, regarding the awards granted at the TAP Awards. Miguel Frasquilho, President of the TAP Group, added that "it was a very special evening in which we rewarded those who, every year, help us grow achieve our goals and promote Portugal, and those who help making our country more and more known internationally”.
The TAP Awards were, as in the first edition, the culmination of another TAP Wine Tour, which took place between the 25th and 26th March, in Alentejo and Setúbal Peninsula, counting also with 60 journalists and tour operators, invited to visit these wine-growing regions. One day, therefore, full of Culture, experiences and many tributes that take Portugal ever further, and aboard the TAP.