By Melanie Lieberman
November 14, 2016
Christopher Wise

Travel + Leisure has named Portugal the 2016 Destination of the Year. And to celebrate, the country’s leading airline TAP Portugal is offering North America-based travelers 17 percent off flights in 2017.

“Portugal has been called Europe’s best kept secret for years,” TAP Portugal’s CEO Fernando Pinto said. “It certainly sounds like the secret is out.”

There is a lot to love about Portugal: the consistently pleasant weather, the dynamic arts scene, the terraced vineyards of the country’s Douro Valley. And 2017 is an excellent year to visit.

To get the discount, reservations must be made by Sunday, November 20 at 11:59 p.m.. Travel can be on any day in 2017; no blackout dates apply. Visit and use the promotional code PORTUGAL17 to score the 17 percent savings.

This flight deal is good whether your destination is Portugal, or if you’re only dropping in during the airline’s popular stopover program. Whether you’re headed to Marseille, Zurich, Stockholm, Vienna, Oslo, London, Barcelona, or any of TAP’s other 45 European destinations, you can spend up to three nights in Lisbon or Porto for no additional cost.

“We look forward to welcoming even more first-time and repeat visitors throughout the year,” said Pinto.