The TOP TOURIST DESTINATIONS award recognizes and values cities that believe that tourism is the true generator of wealth and self-esteem of their populations. Participate, vote in your heart city and in two others that you believe to be a good destination and deserve this title. An initiative of ADVB and SKÅL Internacional São Paulo.
THE DELIVERY NIGHT – 2017/18 EDITION
The ceremony was held on May 18, 2018, at the Monumental Hall of the Legislative Assembly of the State of São Paulo (ALESP), attended by political authorities, businessmen from the tourism sector, artists, journalists and winners. The Top Destinations awarded 39 cities in the interior and coast of São Paulo. During the voting period, thousands of people voted in the city that made up the list of favorites as the best tourist destination in the state.
Thirteen segments were considered, based on popular votes received and weighting according to the size of the population, technical criteria and collective engagement in the voting phase.
“O sucesso do Top Destinos Turísticos contou com o apoio decisivo da iniciativa privada e de entidades públicas. Conseguimos alcançar o objetivo maior de valorizar o Turismo como vetor estratégico para o desenvolvimento sustentável de Estâncias, Municípios de Interesse Turístic”The success of the Top Tourist Destinations had the decisive support of the private initiative and of public entities. We have achieved the highest goal of valuing Tourism as a strategic vector for the sustainable development of Estancias, Municipalities of Tourist Interest and all São Paulo destinations with a tourist vocation, “said Aristides de La Plata Cury, president of Skål Internacional São Paulo and one of the creators of the initiative. “Tourism continues to be a strategic vector for new opportunities, such as the generation of jobs and revenue and also, business and development. Together with Skål, this award confirms only the strength that this market has as a generator of resources, as well as being a marketing strategy that gives visibility to the cultural and natural characteristics of the municipalities. We are happy to contribute to the promotion of this important sector for the economy, “said Latif Abrão Jr., president of ADVB.
The winning cities
Adventure: Bofete, Brotas e Cunha
Cultural: Campos do Jordão, Holambra and Olimpia
Ecotourism: Monteiro Lobato, Peruíbe and Santo Antônio do Pinhal
Sports: Ilha Comprida, Pardinho and Praia Grande
Studies and Exchange: Bauru, São Bernardo do Campo and Tatuí
Náutico: Cananéia, Ilhabela and São Vicente
Business and Events: Campinas, Ribeirão Preto e Santos
Fishing: Caraguatatuba, Ilha Solteira and Itanhaém
Religious: Aparecida, Embu das Artes and Iguape
Rural: Águas de Lindóia, Paranapanema and São Roque
Health: Barretos, Serra Negra and Sorocaba
Social: Águas de São Pedro, Itu and Socorro
Sun and Beach: Avaré, Guarujá and São Sebastião
The Top Ten
Of the 39 winning cities, the list of the 10 most outstanding ones was revealed according to the popular vote: 1º – Itanhaém; 2º – Praia Grande; 3º – Santos; 4º – Bofete; 5º – Guarujá; 6º – Campos do Jordão; 7th – Olimpia; 8º – Ilhabela; 9th – Tatuí; 10º – Águas de São Pedro.
The event was attended by the following sponsors and supporters: ABAV, FBM – The Brazilian Marketing Foundation, Gorilla Communicacion, Movida, MWWay, Novotel, Prisma Business, R1 Audiovisual Solutions, Accor Hotels Network, Tess Cenografia, Terras Altas Resort and Convention Center and WTM Latin America.